The Implementation Of The Program Evaluation Essay

1873 Words Sep 11th, 2016 8 Pages
Purpose of the Evaluation
The purpose of this program evaluation is to assess the implementation of the program’s activities and outputs, measure the program’s impacts and outcomes, if any, and ultimately to reduce diabetes mellitus (DM) mortality rates to 5 per 100,000. Saudi Arabia has set a goal of reducing DM rates because it has one of the highest prevalence rates in the Eastern Mediterranean Region (EMRO) of the World Health Organization (WHO)(Boyce et al., 2011). Saudi Arabia is in the center of a regional hotspot for diabetes prevalence with a national raw data rate of 20.22%. This is exacerbated by the fact that Saudi Arabia has no government entity for monitoring diabetes and no national diabetes prevention plan (Global Diabetes Scorecard, 2014).
There were three program activities to that were evaluated for implementation. The first activity contained three essential components: media campaign, training physicians, and operating a mobile clinic. First, the media campaign created radio and television public service announcements (PSAs) on DM prevention and risk factors. In addition, press releases were prepared and sent to local publications. Moreover, posters and material were created and distributed to health facilities. Next, educational seminars and health fairs were conducted at workplaces as well as take home materials provided. Last, the social media campaign utilized Facebook and Twitter to raise awareness. Second, the training courses were…

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