Compare the key elements and purpose of formative evaluations (needs assessment and process evaluation) and summative evaluations (impact and outcome evaluation).

Topic: Purposes of Formative and Summative Evaluation.

Compare the key elements and purpose of formative evaluations (needs assessment and process evaluation) and summative evaluations (impact and outcome evaluation). Which type of evaluation is best for your program/intervention? Provide a rationale for your response.

Part 1 – Description of Program and Logic Model
Describe an evidence-based intervention based on your completed needs assessment. Your intervention should be population-based and informed by your chosen theory and SMART goals and objectives. Population-based interventions can be directed at the entire population within a community, the systems that affect the health of those populations, and/or the individuals and families within those populations known to be at risk. Use the Logic Model to design your proposed intervention.

Part 2 – Implementation Timeline and Action Plan
Develop a program timeline and action plan using a Gantt chart, depicting the key tasks, activities and people involved in the first 12 months (1 year) of implementing your program and the projected timeframe for completion of each task. Use the objectives you defined in Part 1.

Part 3 – Budget and Budget Justification

Review the “Program Budget Resource” to complete your budget and justification. Identify a potential source of funding for your project. Add or remove rows from the tables below, as needed, to complete your budget.

Compare the key elements and purpose of formative evaluations (needs assessment and process evaluation) and summative evaluations (impact and outcome evaluation).