Equity in Data and Evaluation

Professional ethical standards and the values they are based on also apply to prevention data-related activities, including needs assessment and evaluation. As prevention professionals working with data, we have a critical role to pursue social change, particularly with and on behalf of vulnerable and oppressed individuals and groups of people. Through prevention needs assessment and evaluation activities, we seek to promote sensitivity to and knowledge about oppression and cultural and ethnic diversity. Prevention professionals strive to ensure access to needed information, services, and resources; equity; and meaningful participation in data-based decision-making activities for all people, while protecting those we serve.


Upon completion of this webinar, participants will be able to:

  1. Summarize and apply the basic rules regarding ethics and professional behavior in prevention activities related to data  collection, assessment and evaluation.
  2. Recognize specific situations among colleagues in the workplace or within the community where ethics should guide actions related to data collection, assessment, and evaluation.
  3. Apply the code of ethics and decision-making process to different data-related scenarios within the Strategic Planning Framework
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