Program evaluation closely follows the principles of the
The Army Ethic1,2 and enables the owner, manager, and champions of a program, policy, or initiative to:
- do what is right despite the risk
- recognize the intrinsic dignity and worth of populations by striving to maintain or improve the public's health
- be accountable
integrity through assessing whether programs, policies, initiatives,
environments do what we set out to or claim they do, utilizing resources
wisely, ensuring excellence through evaluating the quality of programs,
policies, or initiatives and making recommendations for their
According to US Army Training and Doctrine Command Army White Paper: The Army’s Framework for Character Development,3
When strategic leaders
consistently live by and uphold the moral principles of the Army Ethic
they reinforce trust with the American people and mutual trust within
the profession. External and internal trust are essential for
honorable victory on the battlefield—defending our Nation and our
way of life.
Public health program evaluation
is not limited to public health entities alone, but also to any entity
whose activity stands to impact the public's health in the short- or
long-term. Every entity should therefore evaluate the potential for its
activity's impacts on the spiritual, psychological, social, as well as
physical health of any population.
Public Health Assessment Division page to learn more about APHC-driven program evaluation and how you can get involved.
1. Headquarters Department of the Army (HQ DA). AR 600-100 Army Profession and Leadership Policy Washington, DC: HQ DA 5 April 2017 Accessed 30 July 2018. http://data.cape.army.mil/web/repository/doctrine/ar600-100.pdf.
2. Media Relations Division, Army Public Affairs. "The Army Ethic." Stand-To!. (15 June 2015). Accessed 30 July 2018 from https://www.army.mil/standto/archive_2015-06-15/.
3. Center for the Army Profession and Ethic Mission Command Center of Excellence U.S. Army Combined Arms Center, U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command. Army White Paper. The Army's Framework for Character Development: Integrating Character Development within Leader Development. Strengthening the shared identity of Trusted Army Professionals. (28 August 2017). Accessed 30 July 2018 from http://cape.army.mil/character-development-project/.