2011 State of the States Questionnaire
Glossary of Terms
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Evaluation Plan – designed to inform and provide evidence to stakeholders about progress being made within the program and its activities. The evaluation plan is carried out through the use of surveillance systems and routine monitoring, measurement, and assessment of interventions and activities that support the strategic plan.
Federal Fiscal Year (FFY) 2011 – October 1, 2010 to September 30, 2011
Health Department Health Plan – A health department strategic plan produced by multiple departments and units within the health department; this plan includes multiple health issues that may include chronic diseases, infectious disease, injury, violence and more.
Health Department Injury and Violence Prevention Plan– A health department strategic plan produced by Injury and Violence Prevention program that only includes health issues surrounding injury and violence
Implementation Plan – (also known as strategic plan) is a written document that outlines the activities taking place and how it relates to the programmatic goals and objectives. An implementation plan includes a timeline of activities, collaborating partners for each activity, logic models, and in some cases a budget for each activity.
Injury Surveillance Workgroup (ISW) Reports – The purpose of the ISW reports is to improve injury surveillance by examining important injury surveillance issues and challenges facing state injury prevention programs, and preparing consensus-based recommendations on these issues.
Integration—Process whereby formal units jointly pursue a shared objective in order to improve the health of the population (1). They do this through joint (2,3):
- Decision-making, priority-setting, planning
- Responsibility for program development, co-investment, resource sharing & development, implementation, evaluation, program improvement
- Mutual accountability for results & stewardship
- Sharing of risks and rewards
Guiding principles for integrating programs include:(3)
- Do no harm to categorical program integrity.
- Clearly identify and state mutual benefits and opportunities.
- Be guided by efficiency-oriented processes.
- Be focused on health outcomes.
- Evaluate integration outputs and health outcomes.
- Engage stakeholders.
- Mobilize leaders.
(1) Mark, Henry, and Julnes (2000). Evaluation: An integrated framework for understanding, guiding, and improving policies and programs. Jossey-Bass: San Francisco, CA. [Social betterment]
(2) Himmelman, AT. Collaboration for a Change: Definitions, Decision-making models, Roles, and Collaboration Process Guide. http://depts.washington.edu/ccph/pdf_files/4achange.pdf. [Continuum from networking through collaboration]
(3) Slonim AB, Callaghan C, Daily L, Leonard BA, Wheeler FC, Gollmar CW, Young WF. Recommendations for integration of chronic disease programs: are your programs linked? Prev Chronic Dis (serial online) 2007 Apr (cited 2007 Apr 9). Available from www.cdc.gov/pcd/issues/2007/apr/06_0163.htm.
IVP Program— is used to indicate injury and/or violence prevention program
MOU –memorandum of understanding or letter of intent that describes the agreement and partnership between the parties involved.
Outcome Evaluation Data – data and information collected about the program that describes changes in attitudes, knowledge, behavioral, and health impact that is attributed to the participation in the program activity.
Process Evaluation Data – data and information objectively collected that describes implementation progress and assesses challenges and barriers to implementation in order to inform future plans
Program Evaluation Data – data and information related to the program. The data and information can be either process evaluation data or outcome evaluation data.
Raw Data – individual data records that have not been analyzed or manipulated
State Injury and Violence Prevention Plan– A statewide plan produced by Injury and Violence Prevention program that only includes health issues surrounding injury and violence
Statewide Health Plan– A statewide plan produced by multiple agencies; this plan includes multiple health issues that may include chronic diseases, infectious disease, injury, violence and more.
Summary Data – summarized set of observations (i.e., fact sheets, reports, statistical statements, etc.)
Surveillance Data – data that is collected on a continuous basis and reported in databases like WISQARS, FARS, BRFSS, etc.