ERIC Number: ED057225
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1969-Mar
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Evaluations of the War on Poverty: Health Programs.
Walton, William W.
In this study of the current state of evaluation of health programs, which emphasizes the relationship between health status and poverty, four health programs are examined: Family Planning, Neighborhood Health Centers, Migrant Health Programs, and Comprehensive Health Services for Children and Youth. The study shows that the current health information system is not providing sufficient data for definitive analysis. Further, available evaluation techniques are not adequate to separate the complex interrelationships that influence both health status and poverty. Despite inadequate data, some limited conclusions regarding the health programs are possible. The importance of evaluation as an integral part of the program is stressed, both to guide in program development and to serve as a management tool to maintain continuing efficiency. This document is part of a series available as ED 041 979 and VT 014 297-014 300. (BH)
Descriptors: Federal Programs, Formative Evaluation, Health Programs, Health Services, Poverty Programs, Program Development, Program Evaluation, Program Improvement
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Sponsor: General Accounting Office, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: RMC Research Corp., Arlington, VA.