Session Description: In this session, participants will learn different evaluation methodologies for communityassessments and be able to apply multiple approaches to the evaluation of community-based health promotion programs. Among other topics, the course will address:
Robert M. Goodman is a Professor and Dean of the School of Health, Physical Education and Recreation at Indiana University. Dr. Goodman has written extensively on issues concerning community health development, community capacity, community coalitions, evaluation methods, organizational development, and the institutionalization of health programs. He has been the principal investigator and evaluator on projects for CDC, The National Cancer Institute, The Centers for Substance Abuse Prevention, The Children’s Defense Fund, and several state health departments. In 2004, Dr. Goodman received the Distinguished Fellow Award from the Society for Public Health Education, the highest honor it bestows. Currently, Dr. Goodman is consulting on community-based public health practices and empowerment evaluation with the Diabetes Translation and Injury Prevention Branches at CDC. Also, he is leading an evaluation of community-based approaches to increasing interest in cancer clinical trials.