Year of Publication



Public Health

Date Available


Degree Name

Master of Public Health (M.P.H.)

Committee Chair

Sarah Wackerbarth

Committee Member

Jayani Jayawardhana

Committee Member

Michael Cull


Evaluation is a critical component of a successful evidence-based health promotion program or intervention. In public health, evaluations ensure that interventions are achieving their intended objectives, provide feedback on program strengths and weaknesses, and serve as a mechanism of accountability and transparency to stakeholders so that they know their invested resources are being utilized in the most efficient manner. Without evaluation, it would be much more difficult to understand how well the intervention is working, and communication between stakeholders would be significantly affected.

A recently confirmed Methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) outbreak on a Fayette County Public Schools (FCPS) high school football team has resulted in the need for the development of an education program targeted at those working closely with student athletes. I have been asked by the director of the Lexington-Fayette County Health Department (LFCHD) to develop an evaluation plan for this education program. To do so, I will be utilizing the CDC’s six-step program evaluation framework. The details of my assessment of the education program can be found below.

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