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Recorded Webinar - Part 1: Introduction to Evaluation for Substance Use Prevention Professionals
February 3, 2021

This webinar is one of the New England PTTC's prevention trainings. In this webinar (recorded December 2, 2020), participants will receive a detailed overview of each of the four products in the toolkit. No continuing education is available. Contact us if you have any questions.


Course Summary: Prevention funding often requires program evaluation to demonstrate impacts, successes, challenges, opportunities, and efficiencies. However, conducting an evaluation is a science with many steps along the way. Join Public Consulting Group (PCG) on December 2 at 1:00 pm for an introduction to evaluation for substance use prevention professionals, the first of a four-part series to learn about the evaluation process from why evaluation is important to how to design and conduct an evaluation, and ultimately, how to use your findings to make data-driven decisions for your programs.


Learning Objectives:

  • Identify reasons why program evaluation is important
  • Explore common concerns about evaluation
  • Learn when and how to decide to hire an expert - Learn how to build the basis of an evaluation (Theory of Change & Logic Model) is culturally responsive and sets up sustainable continuous quality improvement


This is the first of a four-part series by PCG on evaluation for substance use prevention professionals. Each session will focus on a different aspect of evaluation and will center around providing knowledge and skills to help prevention professionals better understand this important element of our work.

About the Presenters: Megan Hawkes, MPH, Research Supervisor, and Kim Magoon, MS, Research Analyst at Public Consulting Group are the lead evaluators for the New England PTTC, as well as several other prevention and human services projects in New England and around the country.


Link to view the recorded webinar (recorded on December 2, 2020).

No continuing education is available. 


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