EALTH PROGRAM EVALUATION (Impact Evaluation and Accountability CASE 4)

In a television program that aired on the American Broadcasting Corporation (ABC”), correspondent John Stossil reported on the results of government spending of tax dollars aimed at amelioration of social ills. The conclusion to be reached from his report was that government, whether state or federal, is a poor choice to spend public funds and that the goals and objectives will better be reached by using private organizations.

Case Assignment Expectations:

1. Discuss accountability in the context of health-related government programs and evaluating such programs.

2. How can evaluation assist in determining accountability by those in charge of a health or social program?