Partnerships for Environmental Public Health: Evaluation Metrics Manual

This manual from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) is aimed at providing program staff and grantees examples of tangible metrics that can be used in the planning, implementation and evaluation of programs.

The manual outlines strategies for a systematic analysis of program activities, outputs  and impacts in order to evaluate and document a programs successes. It also outlines a common language around evaluation in order to make it more accessible to those in need. 

NIEHS also makes available online workshop materials that focus on developing an clear understanding and working knowledge of logic models and evaluation metrics.  

"The materials include:

  • An Instructor Guidance  (700KB) document that provides a “lesson plan” for the workshop. It walks the instructor through the workshop presentation, handouts, and evaluation forms, providing suggestions for key messages and discussion questions.
  • Participant Materials  (3MB) document that provides handouts for three case studies instructors can use to conduct their workshop, as well as an evaluation form.
  • PowerPoint Presentation  (7MB) that contains slides the instructor can use to conduct the workshop using any of the three case studies covered in the Participant Materials. This file can be modified to fit the needs of the instructor." (National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, 2012)


  • Chapter 1: Introduction
  • Chapter 2: Partnerships Chapter
  • Chapter 3: Leveraging
  • Chapter 4: Products and Dissemination
  • Chapter 5: Education and Training
  • Chapter 6: Capacity Building
  • Chapter 7: Principles of Evaluation
  • Chapter 8: Appendices


National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. (2012).  Partnerships for Environmental Public Health Evaluation Metrics Manual. NIH Publication No. 12-7825. Available: