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Public Health

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Degree Name

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

Committee Chair

Martha Riddell

Committee Member

Julia Costrich

Committee Member

Michael Cull


Evaluation is a helpful tool in public health to provide transparency about community interventions and programs. The following is a prospective evaluation of a case study, looking at a recently designed program by the Lexington-Fayette County Health Department, as a capstone project for the Health Management and Policy concentration of the Masters in Public Health program of the College of Public Health. The health department developed a series of online training modules to increase knowledge of Methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and other similar organism outbreaks and how to respond to these outbreaks. The program targets were Fayette County Public School health personnel and athletic staff. The evaluation used the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's 6-step evaluation framework to adapt the following paper sections. In step 1, stakeholders were identified, and an engagement plan was formulated. In Step 2, the program description discussed the inputs, activities, and outputs. In Step 3, the section addressed the focus of the evaluation design. In step 4, the section discussed the approach and method for gathering credible evidence. In step 5, the section justified conclusions based on the results collected. Finally, in step 6, the section identified communication methods to share the final evaluation results and devised a communication plan for each stakeholder.

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