Choose an existing health program or policy that interests you and evaluate it for its effectiveness using the template that is provided. I suggest for this assignment that you locate a program or policy through a nursing journal article, similar to the example given in your resources section in which an evaluation of the RMATRIX Pilot Project Program is described (Shiramizu et al. article).
Program/policy evaluation is a valuable tool that can help strengthen the quality of programs/policies and improve outcomes for the populations they serve. Program/policy evaluation answers basic questions about program/policy effectiveness. It involves collecting and analyzing information about program/policy activities, characteristics, and outcomes. This information can be used to ultimately improve program services or policy initiatives.
Nurses can play a very important role assessing program/policy evaluation for the same reasons that they can be so important to program/policy design. Nurses bring expertise and patient advocacy that can add significant insight and impact. In this Assignment, you will practice applying this expertise and insight by selecting an existing healthcare program or policy evaluation and reflecting on the criteria used to measure the effectiveness of the program/policy.
The Assignment: (2–3 pages) 4 APA peer reviewed sources no older than 5 years.
Based on the program or policy evaluation you selected, complete the Healthcare Program/Policy Evaluation Analysis Template. Be sure to address the following: