The Systematic Screening and Assessment method (SSA) could be a useful approach to identifying Extension programs being implemented, to describing the nature of those programs, and to highlighting those that have proven effective. After a general discussion of SSA, we provide an application of SSA as recently used to identify 4-H Healthy Living programs with evidence of improving diet; physical activity; and alcohol, tobacco, and other drug use prevention outcomes. Our goal is to increase awareness about SSA and to demonstrate that it can be used to expand the knowledge and reach of Extension programs with evidence of impact.
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Downey, L. H., Peterson, D. J., LeMenestrel, S., & Leatherman, J. (2015). The Systematic Screening and Assessment Method: An Introduction and Application. The Journal of Extension, 53(2), Article 5. https://doi.org/10.34068/joe.53.02.05