Evaluation is a central tenet of the Extension mission. This article describes a practical application of how evaluation can improve programming by identifying areas that require more focus. The diabetes education program was quite popular, and basic knowledge showed statistical improvement, but it was not improved enough according to the Extension team. Before moving forward to measure changes in behavior, a good foundation of diabetes knowledge would need to be developed.
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Chapman-Novakofski, K., DeBruine, V., Derrick, B., & Karduck, J. (2004). Using Evaluation to Guide Program Content: Diabetes Education. The Journal of Extension, 42(3), Article 19. https://tigerprints.clemson.edu/joe/vol42/iss3/19