Here are some web-based resources that we have found helpful for research and evaluation. Please email us with other suggestions for helpful resources.

Program Evaluation

CDC’s Program Performance and Evaluation Office

SAMHSA’s Evaluation Tools and Resources

W.K. Kellogg Foundation Evaluation Handbook

Grant Writing

General Tips on Writing a Grant Proposal

The Tao of Grant Writing

Dr. Adrienne Keller’s presentation on Grant Writing

How to Write a Winning Grant Proposal, by SAMHSA – Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

Grant Writing Guidance and Tips, by CDC – Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Designing Research Studies

Dr. Adrienne Keller’s presentation on Thinking About Research

Logic Models

Construct a Logic Model for Your Program

Designing Projects and Project Evaluations Using The Logical Framework Approach 

Developing and Working with Program Logic Models U.S. Department of Justice

Everything You Wanted to Know About Logic Models But Were Afraid to Ask Connie C. Schmitz and Beverly A. Parsons

Learning from Logic Models: An Example of a Family/School Partnership Program Harvard Family Research Project

Logic Model Development Guide W.K. Kellogg Foundation

Logic Model Tools Univ. of Wisconsin Cooperative Extension

Successfully Enhancing Program Performance Through Logic Models Univ. of Wisconsin Cooperative Extension

 Survey Data

Do you need access to raw data to perform your own research? There are several sources of national data that offer insights about perceived and actual health behaviors. These are a few examples:

Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System: The CDC’s Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) is the nation’s premier system of health-related telephone surveys that collect state data about U.S. residents regarding their health-related risk behaviors, chronic health conditions, and use of preventive services.

Monitoring The Future: Nationally representative survey of 8th, 10th, and 12th graders, college students, and young adults. Questions cover a wide range of topics.

National College Health Assessment: National survey of college students about their health behaviors and perceptions.