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Module 5: Evaluation Considerations for Social Determinants of Health Programs

Evaluation is a tool for measuring a program's impact and providing information on where to make improvements. Careful evaluation is critical to ensuring that rural social determinants of health (SDOH) programs are achieving their goals and objectives. Evaluation findings can also facilitate sustainability if rural communities can link investments in SDOH to improvements in health, cost savings, or other outcomes of interest to payers and policymakers.

This module provides methods and considerations for evaluating programs that work to address SDOH. For a detailed overview of program evaluation, see Evaluating Rural Programs in the Rural Community Health Toolkit and the Conducting Rural Health Research, Needs Assessment, and Program Evaluation topic guide.

In this module: