The mission of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Division for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention (DHDSP), is to provide public health leadership to improve cardiovascular health for all, reduce the burden, and eliminate disparities associated with heart disease and stroke. CDC provides funding, guidance, and technical assistance to health departments and other partner organizations to promote medication adherence, national guidelines for electronic health records, and better continuity of care across health care and community settings. CDC/DHDSP activities are organized in three core program areas: clinical quality measures (CQM), team-based care/medication therapy management (TBC/MTM), and community- clinical linkages (CCL).
The evaluation effort will include a process, outcome, case study, and cost study evaluation. Additionally, the evaluation will use data collected from the full program period to conduct summative analyses that evaluate progress towards both program outcomes and population health impact.
The Program Evaluation Specialist will conduct organized analytical assessments and evaluations, with minimal supervision, to understand and/or evaluate complex issues to inform decision making, policy development, system development, management, or administration of client processes. S/he will lead and perform studies, analyses, and evaluations across a wide variety of domains and provide recommendations to client organizations to improve the organization’s mission performance and provide strategic advice on the development and execution of programs to implement solutions.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
**Conduct systematic and basic literature reviews **Contribute to the design of basic and detailed program Logic Models **Collaborate with state and local programs and build evaluation capacity **Create data collection and analysis plans that incorporate quantitative and qualitative data and information **Develop guides, manuals or technical reports that facilitate the adoption of effective strategies **Craft technical assistance work products and contribute to the development of webinars, toolkits and guidance documents **Prepare and edit visual presentations of data and information for dissemination including, charts, graphs, tables, etc. **Provide input on the development of valid and reliable research and evaluation instruments and tools (i.e., surveys, questionnaires, pre/post-tests, etc.) Contribute to publications and other dissemination products that share evaluation findings and results
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
**Master’s degree in Public Health or related discipline **Minimum 5 years of professional experience in health services research and evaluation methods **Practical experience in the following areas: –Applying evaluation frameworks to emerging public health issues –Developing evaluation plans, indicators, performance measures and data sources –Conducting quantitative and qualitative data collection and data analysis –Providing evaluation capacity-building to government as well as community-based program teams –Facilitating development of program logic models –Collaborating with CDC or other similar large organization on evaluation –Desired specific work or training experience related to heart disease and stroke prevention, or management of chronic conditions is preferred –Commitment to advance health equity and application of an equity lens to public health work –Desired skills such as strong written and oral communication, ability to synthesize complex information and data into clear and concise written deliverables for a variety of audiences
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
**Experience using NVivo and Excel to conduct qualitative and quantitative data analysis **Prior management consulting experience **Prior work experience with federal public health agencies **Client management and meeting facilitation skills