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5 Steps to an Evaluation

Step 1: Do a Community Assessment

The first step in designing your evaluation is a community assessment. A community assessment helps you determine the health information needs of the community, the community resources that would support your project, and information to guide you in your choice and design of outreach strategies. The community assessment phase is completed in three segments:

  1. Get organized
  2. Gather information
  3. Assemble, interpret, and act on your findings

Get Organized


Gather Information

  • This phase includes gathering data from different external and internal sources to inform the development of your program and evaluation plan.
  • Collect data about the community

Assemble, Interpret, and Act on your findings


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