Evaluation Services Unit
The primary goal of the School of Public Health's Evaluation Services Unit is to facilitate the conduct of scientifically rigorous evaluation of public health interventions. Work conducted under the sponsorship of the NYSDOH AIDS Institute has included evaluation of HIV primary care programs, analysis of hospital discharge patterns, and development of a new planning tool to assess the need for HIV-related services. Another project, conducted in collaboration with the School of Social Welfare, evaluated the success of local drug court programs as an alternative to incarceration. Other evaluations have looked a large website “Clearinghouse” for community health assessment resources, several different training programs, as well as emergency preparedness-related drills and exercises.
School, college, division or unit: School of Public Health