A participatory evaluation model for Healthier Communities: developing indicators for New Mexico

Public Health Rep. 2000 Mar-Jun;115(2-3):199-204. doi: 10.1093/phr/115.2.199.


Participatory evaluation models that invite community coalitions to take an active role in developing evaluations of their programs are a natural fit with Healthy Communities initiatives. The author describes the development of a participatory evaluation model for New Mexico's Healthier Communities program. She describes evaluation principles, research questions, and baseline findings. The evaluation model shows the links between process, community-level system impacts, and population health changes.

MeSH terms

  • Community Health Planning / economics
  • Community Health Planning / organization & administration*
  • Community Participation*
  • Conflict, Psychological
  • Cooperative Behavior
  • Health Care Coalitions / organization & administration*
  • Health Promotion / economics
  • Health Promotion / organization & administration*
  • Humans
  • Models, Organizational*
  • New Mexico
  • Program Evaluation