Program Evaluation & Implementation


The program Evaluation Assignments will focus on ethical and/or practical concerns as well as provide examples of program evaluation research.

Address the following:

What is the NEP/SEP research (Williams & Metzger) examining specifically-include mention of any key concepts and the key variables (independent and dependent)?

What data was used, how were the participants chosen, key findings and recommendations?

Second, based on the section in the Program evaluation text, Chapter 13 on “Culturally Sensitive Evaluation Practice” discuss the implications of race (and other marginalized populations) as well as other socioeconomics for program evaluation in general and for this particular study.

You should draw on ideas from the supplemental readings but not summarize them.

This latter part should be 40-50% of the paper. So, the two parts should be about an equal length. 

Submit a one-page document (single-spaced, 1” margins) that clearly and concisely summarizes the above information as well as the cultural (ethnic/racial) and economic issues that must be considered when developing program assessment for NEP/SEP.

Be sure to follow APA and writing academic paper guidelines.  IMPORTANT: These are not original research papers so DO NOT follow that format–you are learning to do a clear and concise summary of the research including the important points of that research>


Draw on the provided article(s) but feel free to draw on other academic research as well.

Williams, C. T., & Metzger, D. S. (2010). Race and Distance Effects on Regular Syringe Exchange Program Use and Injection Risks: A Geobehavioral Analysis. American Journal of Public Health, 100(6), 1068–1074. (SOURCE One)

Required Supplemental Readings

Bauer, G.R. & Wayne, L.D. (2005).  Cultural Sensitivity and Research Involving Sexual Minorities.  Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health, 37(1), 45-47

Zunner, B.P. & Grace, P.J. (2012).  Ethical Issues: The Ethical Nursing Care of Transgender Patients. The American Journal of Nursing 112(12), 61-64.

Rosenkrantz, D. E., Black, W. W., Abreu, R. L., Aleshire, M. E., & Fallin-Bennett, K. (2017). Health and health care of rural sexual and gender minorities: A systematic review. Stigma and Health2(3), 229–243.  (Source Two)

IMPORTANT: Do not provide any commentary about the program, personal background information, etc. Just address what is asked for.