textbook: Program Evaluation and Performance: An Introduction to Practice. Second Edition. McDavid, J. C., Huse, I. & Hawthorn, L. R. (2013). ISBN: 978-1-4129-7831-6. Sage Publications.
Very briefly describe the phases/stages of how policies are made on the national level. Find a schematic or diagram of this process and attach to your homework ("fair use" is invoked)
Give 3 examples of national policies related to health care with brief descriptions of what they are and what purpose(s) they serve/what need(s) they meet.
Define "programs" and describe the process of how they are created or formed; give three national or state programs related to health care, with brief descriptions of what they are and what purpose(s) they serve/what need(s) they meet.
Define and give an example of a "logic model", with its components/parts (Please read "Helpful Hints" on page 80 of your text and on the Meals-on-Wheels case study, and your CDC handbook). Affix a diagram or schematic of a logic model ("fair use is invoked).
Define "causality" or "causation" as relates to program evaluation; why is the concept of causation/causality important in the findings in a program evaluation
Define "rival hypotheses" and give at least one example (Read pages 1-38 of the CDC handbook).
Define and provide an example of "a construct"
Answer questions 2, 3, 4 on page 81 of your text:
2. Based on your experience of constructing the logic model for the Meals on Wheels pro-gram, what advice would you give to a classmate who has not yet constructed his or her first logic model? What specific step-by-step guidance would you give (five key pieces of advice)? Try to avoid repeating what the chapter says logic models are, that is—components, implementation objectives, outputs, and outcomes. Instead focus on the actual process you would use to review documents, contact stakeholders, and other sources of infor-mation as you build a logic model. How would you know you have a “good” logic model when it is completed?
3. Logic models “take a picture” of a program that can be used in both program evaluations and performance measurement systems. What are the organizational and program con-ditions that make it possible to construct accurate logic models?
4. What are the organizational and program conditions that make it challenging to develop accurate and useful logic models?
Responses should be in a Word document, word-processed
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