Track Progress

STEP NINE: TRACK

Step Nine: TRACK Partnerships have to implement a comprehensive set of interventions in order to change the local conditions that contribute to community problems or enable community goals. The package of needed interventions can include changes to the physical design of the environment, changes to the practices and policies of area organizations, media campaigns, and targeted programs. Keeping track of all of this work and effectively managing the actions of multiple partners is essential to successful implementation. Coalition evaluation should help the team improve its work, coordinate more effectively, and be accountable to participants, funders and the community for the effects of coalition work. Evaluation should also help celebrate progress along the way to achieving community-level outcomes and contribute to sustaining the coalition effort long enough to make a difference in community life. Evaluation of coalitions is fundamentally different from program evaluation since the target of coalition work is the health and behavior of the entire community.

Completeness Checks:

 A monitoring and feedback system has been established to support improvement and accountability

 A complete set of measures have been developed for output, short-term, intermediate, and long-term outcomes

 Methods for data storage and collection are agreed to

 Measures are linked to each element of the logic model

 Timeframe for analysis and reporting has been agreed to

 Process established for communicating progress between implementation teams, leadership group and “backbone organization”

 

TRAINING MATERIALS

BIG PICTURE APPROACH TRAINING MATERIALS (FROM TRAINING BINDER): 

Training material

Related Facilitator's Guide or Curriculum

Coalition Outcome Measures  
Strategic Roles of Coalitions and Partnerships Worksheet  

Tracking Coalition Outputs:

 

Community Tool Box Toolkit: Evaluating the Initiative

Case Study: Neighborhood Transformation - How we measure it and why it matters

 
Scientific References for Monitoring System  
Table of Coalition Outcome Measures  

 

RESOURCES TO HELP YOU DIVE DEEPER

Evaluating Your Coalition or Partnership's Impact

Case Studies

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Additional Training for Your Team
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Consulting Services to Support Your Coalition
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