HRSA describes this process as �the systematic (orderly) collection of information about the characteristics, activities, and outcomes of services or programs to assess the extent to which objectives have been achieved, identify needed improvements, and/or make decisions about future programming.� (HRSA, 1999)


  • Provides information for decision-making and planning
  • Helps your program stay on track
  • Fulfills grant and/or contract requirements
  • Improves program and service delivery
  • Can determine the cost effectiveness of your program
  • Helps you make budgetary decisions regarding your program
  • Provides evidence for program improvement and future funding

For more information about Evaluations, please contact |�Oscar Marquez, CBA Coordinator, ITT

Evaluation Capacity Building Assistance

We provide a variety of services to assist you with monitoring & evaluating your program:

  • 30-60 minute webinars on evaluation-related topics
  • 2-page Technical Bulletins with in-depth information on necessary evaluation tools
  • Trainings on a variety of necessary evaluation tools
  • Individual capacity building services are also available for assistance specific to your program (topics covered have included: database management, evaluation planning, survey development, and more)
  • Evaluators need to have a wide toolset available to them in order to properly conduct an evaluation. Shared Action has a variety of resources on some of these tools and has selected quality resources outside of Shared Action in order to assist you in performing your own evaluation.


Training: Introduction to Program Evaluation (2 Day)

This introductory training equips program managers and their staff with basic tools and skills needed to develop and implement effective evaluation of their HIV/AIDS programs and services. This training will present basic evaluation concepts, terminology, and a framework for conducting effective program evaluation and introduce skills in planning, designing, and implementing program evaluation.

Training: 1-Day on using Formative Evaluation (1 Day)

This training provides the basis for using formative evaluation to determine the HIV prevention needs of populations at highest risk for contracting or transmitting HIV. It also demonstrates how results of formative research is used to guide the selection as well as the adaptation of evidence-based interventions for the segments of the target population identified as being at highest risk.

Related Webinar Slide Deck: Program Evaluation Overview

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Related Webinar & Slide Deck: Evaluation Glossary


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Training: Creating Logic Models (4 Hours)

This workshop provides information about logic models to meet grant proposal requirements. It includes defining and creating logic models as well as information on logic models used for evaluation purposes.

Related Webinar: Developing Logic Models


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Training: Implementing Focus Groups for HIV/AIDS programs (2 Days)

This training increases participant�s knowledge on implementing focus groups for their HIV/AIDS programs and services. Participants will learn how to determine the purpose of a focus group, develop questions for the focus group and how to recruit participants. The training also provides information on recording notes, analyzing the data and reporting the findings.

Technical Bulletin: Effective Focus Groups

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Training: Survey Development (1Day)

This survey development training was designed to provide program managers and their staff with basic tools and skills to design and implement effective surveys within their HIV/AIDS programs and services. Survey development was the most requested service from our technical assistance program in 2003 as well as one of the key findings from the Los Angeles County Evaluation Capacity Needs Assessment conducted in 2002.

Related Webinar:�Survey Design Enhancing Your Data Collection Tools


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Broadsheet | Survey 1: Planning & Conducting

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Broadsheet | Survey 2: Designing Questionnaires

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Data Analysis

Training: Microsoft Excel for Program Evaluation (1Day)

This tutorial assist CBOs with the use of Microsoft Excel in the construction, management, and analysis of data collected from program participants. Throughout this tutorial, data generated from a sample HIV/AIDS data collection instrument demonstrates various statistical procedures that CBOs may use for the purpose of program evaluation.

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Data Collection

Training: Qualitative Interviews in Public Settings (1Day)

This workshop provides an overview of qualitative interviews, speed interviews and an opportunity for practice and discussion, particularly of interview questions.