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Demonstrating Your Program's Worth: A Primer on Evaluation for Programs to Prevent Unintentional Injury.
  1. Alison Young
  1. Community Child Health, University of Newcastle upon Tyne, UK

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    By N J Thompson and H O McClintock. National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, Atlanta, Georgia, 1998. No ISBN, obtainable free of charge from CDC Publications web site.

    This book comes with a comment form so that readers can evaluate its worth. I found this a very useful starting point when reviewing the text and would encourage everyone else to use it too. As a researcher and practitioner who has had experience of evaluating injury prevention programmes, I was interested to see what this United States text has to offer, and how applicable it is to the UK.

    The purpose of the book is to help those working in injury prevention understand (1) why evaluation is worth the resources and effort involved, (2) how evaluation is conducted, and (3) how to incorporate evaluation into programmes.

    The book is divided into three main sections as outlined above. Section one is brief but covers important issues such as why evaluate, what …

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