Describe the constructs you and your community partner have indicated are important to the program you are evaluating this semester.

Public Health

Food Sheds program Final Project

  1. Cover Page (2.5 points)
    – Community partner name
    – Name of group with individual group names
  2. AbstractLinks to an external site.(5 points)
    – Should include Introduction, Methods, Findings, Conclusions
    – Should be no longer than 300 words
  3. Introduction & Background (15 points)
    • Write an introduction for your program and program evaluation (approximately 3 paragraphs).
    • This should include a brief literature review about the following: the public health issue (topic) your evaluation addresses and its impact on the population your community partner works with; who your community partner is and the gap their program addresses.
    • List and describe the intended outcomes of your evaluation (e.g., the short, medium, and/or long-term outcomes you’re measuring)
    • You should use 3-5 sources / references for this section.
  4. Methods (15 points)
    – Describe your program evaluation design (experimental, quasi-experimental, non-experimental)
    – Describe your participant recruitment techniques

    1. How were participants recruited?
    2. How many participants were recruited? (Remember you are using ALL data points, not only what your group collected / what you collected individually)
    • Describe your data collection techniques (Quantitative only, Qualitative only, Mixed Methods)
      1. How did you collect your data (e.g., survey, focus groups, in-depth interviews)?
      2. Describe the constructs you and your community partner have indicated are important to the program you are evaluating this semester.
  • Describe the instrument you used to collect data. How many questions were included? Describe the questions that were included.
  • NOTE: This should look similar to a methods section in a research / evaluation article. Should be approximately 1 – 1 ½ pages
  1. Analysis (10 points)
    – Describe the quantitative and/or qualitative data analysis methodologies you used in your evaluation (e.g., frequencies, chi-square, thematic analysis).
    – Describe the program(s) you used for data analysis.
    NOTE: Should be approximately 0.5 pages
  2. Findings (20 points)
    – Describe your findings.
    – You should include at least five tables, figures or infographics displaying the data / findings. EACH construct that your community partner identified should be addressed.
    NOTE: Each major finding should be clearly labeled. Consider using a sub-heading for each major finding content area. Should be approximately 1-2 pages
  3. Discussion and Recommendations (25 points)
    – Start this section off with a summary statement.

    1. Based on your findings, create 5 recommendations for your community partner! What is going well? What are areas for improvement?
    2. What gaps still exist? What is still unknown and needs to be researched / evaluated further? What are important next steps that your community partner should take to address these gaps / issues?
  • What actionable steps should the community partner take based off of your evaluation?
  • Are your findings similar or different to other programs that have been evaluated in the literature? Your recommendations should be based both on your data / findings ANDbased in current best practices and literature.
    1. Be sure to use peer-reviewed papers and cite properly!
  • Strengths and Limitations
  • HINT: It would be useful to use published evaluation and research articles to help form your responses to these sections. Refer to a discussion section in any article we have reviewed together to see how this is typically done! Citations should be utilized. This section should be approximately 1 page
  1. References & Citations (2.5 points)
    – No page count
  2. Overall professionalism and formatting (5 points)
    – Spelling and grammar
    – Sentence structure and report organization
    Note: Citations/References should be included throughout as necessary – failure to do so will result in point deduction