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1    Discussion: Communicating Your Results

First, review Chapter 9 of your textbook as well as Steps 5 and 6 of the CDC evaluation framework (pp. 74–86). With your group, develop goals for communicating your evaluation findings to a variety of potential audiences, and address the following:
• What data tools and types of comparisons are important for your program evaluation?
• What types of audiences do you have in your stakeholder community? How will you tailor the presentation of findings to meet their needs?
• If you were meeting with community stakeholders, what would you prepare and how would you communicate the information so that conclusions are fully understandable to stakeholders?
• How will you compare your conclusions to existing benchmarks and standards?

Discuss data tools and types of comparisons that can be used to summarize your data. You will suggest ways your evaluation findings could be communicated to different evaluation audiences. This will help you understand the overall importance of summarizing your findings so that the evaluation can be used to understand and improve the program studied.

2      Discussion: Mental Health Stigma

According to the National Institute of Mental Health, approximately one in five adults have a diagnosable mental disorder in a given year, or about 58 million people in the United States. However, only about half of all Americans with a serious mental illness seek treatment. Mental health stigma is a significant deterrent to seeking help. Discuss how you think stigmas are perpetuated. How can a diagnosis or a label reinforce a stigma?

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Discussion: Communicating Your Results

As established earlier in my write-ups, the CDC program under focus is PICH or better known as the Partnerships to Improve Community Health. To evaluate this program comprehensively, the data tools required for comparisons include general data, critical/skeptical data, and legislative data (Posavac, 2015). To collect the data, newsletters and press releases, database records, surveillance summaries, and previous evaluation reports are the most fundamental tools to apply. In my stakeholder community, the target audience is comprised of people in...

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