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Stakeholders Involved in the Evaluation

It is important to involve relevant stakeholders in developing, designing, and conducting evaluations of substance use disorder treatment and prevention programs. Potential stakeholders include:

  • Program staff and participants, which could include healthcare providers, health educators, program clients, coalition partners, and funders
  • Individuals who can use evaluation results to make changes in systems and policy, including policymakers, healthcare systems and providers, governmental officials (including public health officials), and other decision-makers
  • Local law enforcement officials
  • Social services agencies, both governmental and private not-for-profit organizations

Additional guidance for engaging stakeholders can be found in the Implementation Considerations: Relationships with community partners section of the Rural Community Health Toolkit.

Resources to Learn More

Introduction to Program Evaluation for Public Health Programs: A Self – Study Guide, Step 1
Provides guidance on typical stakeholders in public health programs, why engaging stakeholders in evaluation is important, different roles of stakeholders in evaluation, and worksheets for engaging stakeholders in meaningful ways.
Organization(s): Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Date: 8/2016