Evaluation Tools Library

CDC Evaluation Framework and Checklists

The CDC's framework for evaluating public health programs was released in 1999 and serves as a guide for those conducting program evaluations. The framework organizes the key elements of a successful program evaluation in a step by step manner. This allows users to map their evaluation activities to the framework to increase its organization and ensure maximum usefulness of results.

The framework documents can be found here:
https://www.cdc.gov/eval/framework/index.htm

Find information on the checklists:
https://www.cdc.gov/eval/steps/index.htm

Detailed planning checklists for each step in the evaluation framework can be found below. The checklists can be used together or as stand-alone documents. Downloadable PDFs for steps 1-3:
https://www.cdc.gov/eval/steps/step1/Step-1-Checklist-Final.pdf
https://www.cdc.gov/eval/steps/step2/Step-2-Checklist-Final.pdf
https://www.cdc.gov/eval/steps/step3/Step-3-Checklist-Final.pdf