Understanding the Needs
HSPC epidemiologists work closely with program staff to identify:
The burden of heart disease and stroke
Disparate populations to be served
HSPC epidemiologists offer technical expertise:
To assist HSPC initiatives with information synthesis and dissemination
To prepare reports, abstracts, posters, burden documents, fact sheets and presentations
On formative research to inform media campaigns, programmatic direction, and strategic planning
Program Monitoring and Evaluation
Evaluation is essential to enhance efficiency and to promote the success of our program. HSPC epidemiologists:
Assist programs with grant applications to CDC and other federal funders by providing them with relevant data and program evaluation plans
Provide guidance and leadership to HSPC initiatives regarding the development of process evaluation
Work with program staff to understand how we evaluate HSPC programs and processes
Develop logic models to highlight work-plan activities, resources, deliverables, and timelines
Collect monitoring and evaluation data
Train partners in the use of data collection tools, and familiarize them with data sources
Use monitoring and evaluation data for service provision/project/program's feedback and quality improvement
Assist program and provider staff with interpretation to increase knowledge and understanding of evaluation results
Prepare evaluation reports
Responding to Data Requests
HSPC epidemiologists can:
Use mapping software and other tools to present data in interesting and unique ways
Perform custom data requests for internal and external stakeholders
Assist external stakeholders with grant applications by providing them with pertinent and timely data
Provide additional technical expertise to internal and external stakeholders as needed
This information is provided by the Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention and Control Program within the Department of Public Health.
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