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Program Planning, Theory, and Practice: SBS 5002

This guide is for SBS5002: Program Planning, Theory, and Practice, a graduate level course


The purpose of the guide is to provide links to resources that will help you find information for each section of your major project. From the left navigation menus, select "Course Texts" tab to find links and information about the books that are assigned or recommended for the course, depending on your class section. On this page, Background and Best Bets include some key resources to get you started.

Literature and Evidence Review

Finding literature and evidence-based resources includes searching for books, journals, articles and intervention studies, evaluations, grey literature, data and statistics, measurement and methods, laws and regulations, theories, and many other types of sources.  On the left navigation menus, select Course Texts, Find Journals, Find Articles, and Find Intervention Studies.

Agencies, Organizations & Grants are useful for getting background information, program and evaluation reports, proposals, awarded grants and budgets, statistics, and issues or hot topics.

Theory Review

Use the above literature and evidence sources and Find Theories.

Program Plan and Evaluation Plan

Use all of  the above sources, as well as Measurement, Evaluation & Logic Models and Statistics and Data for Health (this links to a different guide). Mapping Tools, like, Social Explorer, also include population and social and demographic data and statistics for many topics.

Citing sources - APA style

For information about in-text citations, references lists, formatting, and all things APA, check out the "APA Citation" tab.  Get organized, cite correctly and save time with Zotero, a free citation management program. Use Brownzine to read journal articles and stay up to date.

Email or schedule an appointment with our public health librarian, listed in "Get Research Help". The librarian can help with literature searches, finding appropriate databases for various types of information, distinguishing between scientific and non-scientific sources, and much more.

Background and Best Bets

These web resources are free and open to the public.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. CDC twenty four seven. Saving Lives, Protecting People

The CDC is federal agency that conducts and supports health promotion, prevention and preparedness activities in the United States, with the goal of improving overall public health.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control Evaluation Group provides links to a variety of logic model resources and assessment and evaluation tools.

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