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.
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”
BIG PICTURE APPROACH TRAINING MATERIALS (FROM TRAINING BINDER):
Related Facilitator's Guide or Curriculum
|Coalition Outcome Measures|
|Strategic Roles of Coalitions and Partnerships Worksheet|
Tracking Coalition Outputs:
|Scientific References for Monitoring System|
|Table of Coalition Outcome Measures|
RESOURCES TO HELP YOU DIVE DEEPER
Evaluating Your Coalition or Partnership's Impact
Community Tool Box Guide: A Framework for Program Evaluation: A Gateway for Tools
Resource covers program evaluations: why to evaluate, how to evaluate and standards for good program evaluation.
Community Tool Box Guide: Measuring Success: Evaluating Comprehensive Community Health Initiatives
Resource covers evaluating community initiatives: why evaluate, how to evaluate and steps for successful evaluation.
Additional Training for Your Team
Consulting Services to Support Your Coalition
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