Public Health Assessment 
The Public Health Assessment Program (PHAP) within the Public Health Command  was created to provide Program Evaluation as a unique service.   

Program Evaluation is conducted using the Program Evaluation Consulation process.  This process involves the systematic collection of information that assists stakeholders to better understand a program, improve its effectiveness, and make decisions about future program planning.

PHAP uses the public health process and principles to demonstrate the success or progress of programs, examine their strengths and weaknesses, identify best practices and improve the design and implementation of programs.  PHAP is currently focused on addressing behavioral health, social and community-oriented programs as they pertain to Soldiers, their Families and Communities.  PHAP continues to build capacity to be able to respond to requests for Program Evaluation from broader categories of programs. 


Contact Information

Name: AIPH Public Health Assessment  Program 
Email Address: 
Telephone: 410-436-7007 
DSN: 584-7007 
Mailing Address:
5158 Blackhawk Road
Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD 21010-5403

Related subjects and resources

What PHAP can do for You
  • Independent Evaluation
  • Subject Matter Expertise
  • Evaluability/Needs Assessment
  • Qualitative and Quantitative Data Analysis
  • Impartial Recommendations

How Program Evaluation Is a Benefit to You

  • Verify that you’re doing what you think you’re doing
  • Improve implementation to be more efficient and less costly
  • Produce evidence that can be used for promoting the program’s success
  • Provide data to make valid comparisons between programs
  • Examine and describe effective programs for replication
  • Facilitate leaderships understanding of what the program is about and why resources should be forthcoming

The Program Evaluation Consultation steps

Initiate Program Evaluation Consultation

  1. Engage program stakeholders
  2. Assess program evaluability
  3. Notify the Command
  4. Review the literature/Develop evaluation plan
  5. Focus evaluation plan
  6. Establish Authority
  7. Collect and analyze data (qualitative and quantitative)
  8. Brief outcome to stakeholders
  9. Publish public health findings
  10. Establish monitoring plan