Understanding Program Evaluation: An ACI framework

Aim

To provide a framework for undertaking evaluations of programs and projects.

Programs include projects, models of care, clinical pathways and guidelines, and other innovations and interventions aimed at improving health outcomes.

The frameworkis divided into three sections, covering:

  • Purpose and principles of evaluation; 
  • Types of program evaluation and the key steps in undertaking an evaluation; 
  • An overview of the suggested governance process for undertaking evaluations in ACI.

Benefits

High-quality evaluation supports accountability and provides a rigorous evidence base toinform health-service development and program design.

Program evaluation will provide the information needed to guide better resource allocationand improved services.

Summary

Sample templates for evaluation design and data plans are included inthe framework, along with potential data sources and suggested further reading

Background

The framework is consistent with the NSW Government Evaluation Framework August2013.

The framework was developed through a process of workshops, research and consultations. It has been endorsed by the ACI Executive Team to provide guidance for evaluations undertaken in ACI.

Partnerships

Key Dates

Pilot Sites

Implementation Sites

Evaluation

The framework will be evaluated every two years.

Related Initiatives

Contact

Sigrid Patterson
Evaluation Manager
sigrid.patterson@health.nsw.gov.au
02 6625 5091

Raj Verma
Director, Clinical Program Design and Implementation
raj.verma@health.nsw.gov.au
02 9464 4605

Page Top | Added: 8 November 2013 | Last modified: 18 November 2013

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Sigrid Patterson
Evaluation Manager
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02 6625 5091
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