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Ideas for Reducing Evaluation Costs

Carefully assess past evaluations when planning the evaluation of a program. Partner with other state agencies, nonprofits, other federal agencies, and universities to save costs on evaluation. Reduce costs by asking evaluation questions of callers who request additional fish advisory information and focusing evaluation on the populations of greatest concern to the program. Use evaluation data collected by others to make programmatic decisions. Communicate fish advisory success stories to legislators to obtain more funding. For more information, refer to What We Know about Fish Consumption Advisories: Insights from Experts and the Literature Exitor National Risk Communication Conference Proceedings Document (PDF) (196 pp, 708 K).