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Evaluation Services

Prevention Strategies conducts program evaluations using experimental and quasi-experimental designs, as well as provides consulting, training, and technical assistance to inform program improvement. We can assist with constructing and implementing paper-and-pencil surveys, online surveys, focus group or one-on-one interviews, checklists, rubrics, and monitoring instruments, as well as data entry or analysis and report writing. Our strategy is to apply the methods of collaborative evaluation to build the capacity, effectiveness, and efficiency of programs and organizations.

Evaluation Projects

  • Healthy Active Children Policy Training
    • North Carolina Health and Wellness Trust Fund
    • Designed and conducted an evaluation of this teacher education program that used a train-the-trainer model to deliver health policy and physical education training to all teachers, principals, and other personnel of NC public schools.
    • Evaluation Report PDF
  • HOPSports Training System
    • Be Active NC
    • Designed and conducted a pilot test investigating the efficacy and effectiveness of this multi-media physical education program that was implemented at several NC elementary, middle and high schools.
    • Report PDF
  • Appalachian State University – Be Active NC Partnership
    • Be Active NC
    • Provided technical assistance – Analyzed monitoring and evaluation data related to multiple programs, activities, and services, as well as prepared a report of findings investigating the impact of this community collaboration that funded and delivered health education in several mountain communities of NC.
    • Evaluation Report PDF
  • Just Push Play
    • Be Active NC
  • Designed and conducted an evaluation of this teacher education program that delivered physical and health education training to teachers, principals, and other school personnel at several NC elementary schools. Healthy Lifestyles and Diabetes Education
    • Martinsville – Henry County Coalition for Health and Wellness
    • Provided technical assistance – Analyzed quantitative and qualitative data, and prepared a report of findings investigating the impact of these health education programs delivered in several communities of VA.
    • Evaluation Report PDF
  • A Matter of Balance
    • Be Active NC
    • Provided technical assistance – Designed an evaluation of this healthy aging program delivered to older adults at senior centers in several communities of NC.
  • 360 Proof Game Plan
    • Sports Science Institute, NCAA
    • Provided technical assistance – Designed survey instruments and interview protocols that were used to evaluate this online alcohol and other drug prevention program delivered to athletics personnel and student affairs professionals at various US colleges.
  • TrueSport & Heads Up
    • Sports Science Institute, NCAA
    • Designed and conducted a feasibility study investigating the efficacy and effectiveness of these online coaching and health education programs delivered to coaches and athletics personnel at various US colleges.