Evaluating the Impact of Nutrition and Health Programs

  • Robert E. Klein
  • Merrill S. Read
  • Henry W. Riecken
  • James A. BrownJr.
  • Alberto Pradilla
  • Carlos H. Daza

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Introduction

    1. Robert E. Klein, Merrill S. Read, Henry W. Riecken, James A. Brown Jr., Alberto Pradilla, Carlos H. Daza
      Pages 1-6
    2. John A. Daly, Joseph H. Davis, Robert Robertson, Héctor Correa
      Pages 7-37
  3. Approaches to Impact Evaluation

    1. Thomas D. Cook, Emile G. McAnany, Robinson G. Hollister
      Pages 39-97
    2. John W. Townsend, W. Timothy Farrell, Robert E. Klein, Guillermo Herrera
      Pages 99-126
    3. Robert E. Klein, Merrill S. Read, Henry W. Riecken, James A. Brown Jr., Alberto Pradilla, Carlos H. Daza
      Pages 127-132
  4. Assessing Specific Outcomes of Interventions

    1. Jean-Pierre Habicht, William P. Butz, A. Pradilla, L. F. Fajardo, G. Acciarri
      Pages 133-182
    2. Susan C. M. Scrimshaw, Gretel H. Pelto, Nelson Amaro
      Pages 183-225
    3. Selma J. Mushkin, Ernesto Pollitt
      Pages 269-308
  5. Implementing and Using Evaluations

  6. Practice and Problems of Impact Evaluation

    1. Karen M. Hennigan, Brian R. Flay, Richard A. Haag
      Pages 387-432
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 433-462

About this book


As is noted in the opening chapter of this volume, nutrition and public health programs have been important throughout Latin America and the Caribbean for many years. This is due to the spe­ cial concerns of those responsible for setting national policies, the program experience and leadership in public health developed by the national governments, and the stimulus and cooperation of the Pan American Health Organization (PARO), including its twelve associated centers which focus on research, training and program development. The need for a coordinated hemisphere-wide attack on malnu­ trition and other health problems was expressed clearly in the "Ten Year Health Plan for the Americas" (1). This plan established specific targets for reducing the prevalence of the major nutri­ tional diseases and other health problems for the decade 1971-1980. It was noted at that time that very few countries had formulated adequate comprehensive national food and nutrition policies and plans, nor had they developed strategies for combating the nutri­ tional deficiencies known to affect large numbers of people through­ out the Region. Following a review of the available data on a country by country basis in 1975, the PARO Directing Council en­ dorsed recommendations for formulating the necessary national poli­ cies and strategies for the intersectorial execution of food, nutri­ tion and health programs (2). This report also summarized the available national data related to nutritional status, existing programs such as food fortification, and the human resources avail­ able for services as well as for research and education.


food health intervention nutrition public health

Editors and affiliations

  • Robert E. Klein
    • 1
  • Merrill S. Read
    • 2
  • Henry W. Riecken
    • 3
  • James A. BrownJr.
    • 4
  • Alberto Pradilla
    • 5
  • Carlos H. Daza
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute of Nutrition of Central America and PanamaPan American Health OrganizationGuatemalaGuatemala
  2. 2.Pan American Health OrganizationUSA
  3. 3.University of PennsylvaniaPhiladelphiaUSA
  4. 4.U.S. Agency for International DevelopmentUSA
  5. 5.Foundation for Higher EducationCaliColombia

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