Program Evaluation 101

Presented by Lorella Palazzo, PhD

Lorella Palazzo
Research Associate
Kaiser Permanente Washington Health Research Institute

Effective evaluation is critical to improving private and public programs and is increasingly demanded by program stakeholders, including funders. Social science concepts and methods are an excellent basis for program evaluation. This webinar will provide participants with basic knowledge, skills, and practices they can use to conduct their own evaluations for program improvement and advocacy.

About the presenter: Lorella Palazzo, PhD, is a sociologist who specializes in optimizing care delivery and improving access to health services. She has extensive experience in analyzing clinical data and evaluating health care improvement efforts. Dr. Palazzo has supported research at KPWHRI on aging and dementia, cancer, cardiovascular health, mental health, and safe medication use. She plans to continue and expand her recent work in implementation science and cancer screening. Inspired by her background as a sociologist, Dr. Palazzo is also interested in how social scientists can best collaborate with other health researchers to improve health care.

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