Evaluating Healthy People, Places, and Practices in the Community

Dates: 2006-2008

Geographic Scope: Nationwide

Client(s): US Department of Health and Human Services

Technical Expertise: State and Local Public Health


Evaluating Healthy People, Places, and Practices in the Community was an initiative that offered community-based organizations (CBOs) across the country the opportunity to conduct activities promoting improved nutrition, increased physical activity, healthy lifestyle choices, and that provided preventative health screenings.

As a key component of the project, JSI designed and implemented a basic program evaluation for funded projects which included a process, implementation, and outcome focus. After completing their projects, CBOs submitted their evaluations to JSI. Findings from the evaluations were compiled and synthesized in a report that documents the processes behind this type of initiative and includes recommendations based on lessons learned for future initiatives.