Evaluating Community Tobacco Use Prevention Coalitions
Community Health Sciences
The present project describes an objective evaluation system for tobacco use prevention coalitions in Mississippi. From in-person interviews with coalition leaders (N=29), telephone interviews with coalition members (N=183), information from monitors, and monthly reports, the evaluator rated each coalition from 5 (exceptional) to 1 (bad) on 24 criteria, then summed the scores to ascertain an actual overall letter grade for each coalition. Each coalition received the grade and specific suggestions for improvement. Coalitions graded D or D- were placed on probation, with 6 months to improve before funding was cut. The present scoring procedure allowed the tobacco prevention coalitions to have specific, detailed feedback about how to improve. (c) 2005 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Evaluation and Program Planning
Carver, V. C.,
Range, L. M.
(2005). Evaluating Community Tobacco Use Prevention Coalitions. Evaluation and Program Planning, 28(2), 201-208.
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