Using Indicators for Program Planning and Evaluation

This guide is one in a series of Program Evaluation Guides developed by the Centers for
Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Division for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention
(DHDSP), to assist in the evaluation of heart disease and stroke prevention activities
within states. It is intended for use by National Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention
(NHDSP) program grantees, state health departments, advocates, evaluators, and
researchers in program and evaluation planning using the DHDSP Outcome Indicators
for Policy and Systems Change. This evaluation technical assistance tool is best used in
conjunction with other Program Evaluation Guides in the series:
– Writing SMART Objectives
– Developing and Using a Logic Model
– Developing an Evaluation Plan

This guide is one in a series of Program Evaluation Guides developed by the Centers for
Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Division for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention
(DHDSP), to assist in the evaluation of heart disease and stroke prevention activities
within states. It is intended for use by National Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention
(NHDSP) program grantees, state health departments, advocates, evaluators, and
researchers in program and evaluation planning using the DHDSP Outcome Indicators
for Policy and Systems Change. This evaluation technical assistance tool is best used in
conjunction with other Program Evaluation Guides in the series:
– Writing SMART Objectives
– Developing and Using a Logic Model
– Developing an Evaluation Plan