Lessons learned in systems thinking approach for evaluation planning

John C. Williams, Julia Costich, William D. Hacker, James S. Davis

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The role of systems thinking is addressed in the context of a public health department-academic collaboration to plan the evaluation of a learning management system. Findings suggest new directions for public health practitioners and researchers who are responsible for ensuring that public health workforce training efforts, and other programs and services, have the intended impact on public health workers' competence and the public's health.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)151-155
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Public Health Management and Practice
Issue number2
StatePublished - Mar 2010


  • Evaluation methodology
  • Learning theory
  • Organizational capacity
  • Outcome evaluation
  • Program evaluation plan
  • Systems dynamics
  • Systems thinking
  • Systems thinking inquiry
  • Web-based learning systems

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health Policy
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health


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