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By on May 5, 2016

Using Publicly Available Data to Evaluate Sexual Violence Prevention Programs

Using Data for Evaluation:

Guiding Principles for Choosing & Using Indicators

(Session 2: Monday, June 6)


Identifying Data for Evaluation: 

Surveillance & Community Sources

(Session 1: Tuesday, May 24)

This Peer Learning Forum is restricted to state and territorial RPE grantees, state DELTA FOCUS grantees, state/territorial sexual violence coalitions, and state/territorial domestic violence coalitions.

With limited time and resources, how can programs leverage already available data to evaluate their prevention strategies? This series will discuss how to select and use publicly available data to help reduce burden when evaluating sexual violence prevention strategies. The presenters will focus on how to critically select data sources and indicators for evaluations by walking through several concepts and considerations specific to the use of public data. Drawing on examples from both nationally administered data sources and state specific resources, the presenters will review the strengths and limitations when using publicly available data for evaluating prevention strategies. In addition, this series will walk through several principles for selecting and using indicators in order to successfully link data back to evaluation questions. This series will engage audience members in rich discussion on lessons learned from their peer’s experiences of identifying and using public data.


  1. Identify and describe how public sources of data can be used in evaluations of prevention strategies.
  2. Explain the strengths and limitations of using public data when evaluating prevention strategies.
  3. Apply indicator principles when identifying and selecting public data to answer evaluation questions.


Slides –

[Session #1 PDF]

[Session #2 PDF]


HOST: Ashleigh Klein, PreventConnect and CALCASA


Marissa McKool, ORISE Fellow, CDC
Kimberley Freire, Behavioral Scientist, CDC


What is a Peer Learning Forum?
A Peer Learning Forum is a series of web conferences on the same topic designed to build upon information and discussions from previous sessions. The audience for Peer Learning Forums are limited to enhance to ability of participants supporting each other in their learning.  A Peer Learning Forum serves as the required eLearning Collaborative for RPE grantees.


What is a Web Conference?
A web conference is an opportunity to attend an online workshop by watching a presentation on your computer screen (using your internet connection) and hearing presenters through your telephone.PreventConnect web conferences feature an opportunity to participate in online question & answer sessions and live text chat between participants. If for some reason you are unable to join on your computer, you can download the presentation slides from our website and listen on your phone.


Real-Time Captioning Available:
Instructions for accessing captioning during this web conference will be provided with your registration confirmation.


The iLinc web conference software used by Prevent Connect is compatible with both Microsoft Windows and Apple Macintosh computers. Click here for detailed system requirements.

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