evaluation methodology, learning theory, organizational capacity, outcome evaluation, program evaluation plan, systems dynamics, systems thinking, systems thinking inquiry, Web-based learning systems



  1. Williams, John C. DrPH, MBA
  2. Costich, Julia JD, PhD
  3. Hacker, William D. MD, FAAP, CPE
  4. Davis, James S. MD


The role of systems thinking is addressed in the context of a public health department-academic collaboration to plan the evaluation of a learning management system. Findings suggest new directions for public health practitioners and researchers who are responsible for ensuring that public health workforce training efforts, and other programs and services, have the intended impact on public health workers' competence and the public's health.