Participatory Evaluation of the Tobacco Prevention and Education Project (TPEP) Community Programs – Phase 3

Status: complete

Purpose: The purpose of this project was to provide participatory based evaluation services to Oregon’s Tobacco Prevention and Education Project (TPEP) Community Programs. The project involved creating an evaluation design, including identifying relevant research questions and data collection methods; developing measurable indicators of implementation and outcomes; and designing evaluation and reporting tools.

Project Design: This project utilized the principals of community-based participatory research (CBPR). CBPR is an approach to evaluation engages program stakeholders (including program funders, directors, staff, participants, and broader community members) in the evaluation process through an ongoing dialogue meant to facilitate shared learning and power about the evaluation design, data collection, and use of information. CBPR is a technique that asks community members to engage in a process of developing locally and culturally appropriate techniques to collect information to answer the questions that these stakeholders want to know.

Funding Source: State of Oregon, Department of Human Services, Office of Disease Prevention and Epidemiology, Health Promotion and Chronic Disease Prevention Section

Start Date: July 2010

NPC Project Team

Principal Investigator & Project Director

Juliette Mackin, Ph.D.

Project Director

Anna Malsch, Ph.D.

Project Staff

Kate Kissick, B.A.

Megan Redfield, M.Ed.