Login Event Calendar Careers About NACCHO Contact Us Site Map

Dear Visitor,

You have reached the archived version of NACCHO's website. As of February 1, 2016, the content on this site will no longer be updated and may contain outdated information. To see NACCHO's most recent and updated content, please visit our new site at www.naccho.org.

If you have additional questions, please contact us at support@naccho.org.


Return to Toolbox Main.

Public Health Performance Evaluation Primer


Improve Departmental Processes with the Public Health Performance Evaluation Primer

What does this tool do?

 The Public Health Performance Evaluation Primer is similar to a self-audit of public health program activities, and can be used to improve performance within health departments. The tool recommends methods to measure the efficiency of department processes. The tool assists in facilitating identification of deficiencies that need to be corrected and efficiencies that should be maintained. The performance information collected by this tool can support resource allocation decisions. The primer provides information on how to conduct a program evaluation, identify measurable aspects of the program, use a run chart to visualize the metrics under review and identify strategies for improvements.

Who could use this tool?
These forms assist health departments or other agencies that may have limited resources in reviewing their performance in a response and identifying opportunities for continuous quality improvement.


Primary Toolkit:

Quality Improvement Toolkit

Keyword Area:

Performance Indicators


Institutional Author:

University of Minnesota, U-SEEE PERRC





The NACCHO Toolbox is a repository of available resources to help local public health practitioners. Tools are produced by local, state, and federal agencies, as well as academic institutions and other stakeholders. The contents of this Toolbox are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily reflect any official recommendations of NACCHO. NACCHO makes no express or implied warranty with respect to the contents and disclaims liability for any damages arising from or connected to the use of the material in this Toolbox.