Understanding Program Evaluation: An ACI framework
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.
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.
Sample templates for evaluation design and data plans are included inthe framework, along with potential data sources and suggested further reading
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.
Key Date (location) Pilot Site Implementation Site
The framework will be evaluated every two years.
02 6625 5091
Director, Clinical Program Design and Implementation
02 9464 4605
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