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- Getting to Outcomes: Methods and Tools for Planning, Self-Evaluation and Accountability is a manual that leads readers through an empowerment evaluation model by asking 10 questions that incorporate the basic elements of program planning, implementation, evaluation and sustainability. The manual was developed by the University of South Carolina’s Drs. Wandersman & Imm, et al, and is available on the American Evaluation Association’s Collaborative, Participatory, and Empowerment Evaluation website. Once on the home page for this site, visitors must scroll down to the "GTO I" and "GTO II" links to download the manual as an Adobe Acrobat PDF.
- The federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration has many online services to help develop effective programs:
- The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation has a website, Paths to Recovery, that focuses on model strategies for process improvement.
- South Carolina health and demographic data, including KIDS COUNT, from the S.C. Budget and Control Board, Office of Research and Statistics.
- The best starting points for national data are the U.S. Census Bureau’s American Factfinder and the eclectic federal site Fedstats, the “Gateway to Statistics From Over 100 U.S. Federal Agencies.”
- Subject area sites include:
- At the American Evaluation Association’s Collaborative, Participatory, and Empowerment Evaluation website, various self-help tools are available, including the AmeriCorps’ Toolkit, National Science Foundation’s User-Friendly Handbook for Mixed Method Evaluations, and the University of Kansas’ Community Toolbox, among other resources and links.
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