Evaluation of Health Programs and Policies
Reliable, thoughtfully designed evidence makes it possible to deliver better health care at lower cost—and can pave the way for life-changing innovations. Producing critical information about practice, performance, implementation, and outcomes means blending quantitative and qualitative approaches to
- informing interventions and strategic plans;
- guiding efforts to promote healthy behaviors;
- assessing clinical interventions, delivery system innovations, strategic communication plans, and dissemination strategies; and
- healthcare decisionmaking, policy, reform, and communication.