STEP TEN: IMPROVE
No matter how carefully a partnership analyzes their community and no matter how strategically a partnership plans its interventions, adjustments will be needed. Despite the best intentions of all involved some interventions will falter and even the basic community conditions will change. Likewise new partners will make additional interventions possible. The reality is that community work is dynamic and unfolds in unpredictable ways, and the partnership will need to consider new questions that arise and consider adjustments to be made. With initial planning and intervention the work has only just begun. Leaders must manage and improve the intervention effort until desired outcomes are achieved.
Timeline for feedback and critical reflection has been established
Adjustments or additions to current interventions are made, if needed, based on data
Additional partners are engaged and existing partners re-focused (and re-energized) based on further clarification of needs and refinement of interventions and actions
A resource development plan is in place to take successful interventions to scale
Successful strategies are disseminated across communities for possible replication
Inform the community about the status of the coalition/initiative
BIG PICTURE APPROACH TRAINING MATERIALS (FROM TRAINING BINDER):
Related Facilitator's Guide or Curriculum
|Analyzing Your Contribution: Five Steps||Community Tool Box Toolkit: Evaluating the Initiative|
|Critical Reflection Guide|
RESOURCES TO HELP YOU DIVE DEEPER
Improving Outcomes & Processes
Community Tool Box Guide: A Framework for Program Evaluation: A Gateway for Tools
Resource covers program evaluations: why 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.
Petaluma, Calif.: Improving Systems and Settings
Case study focus on leaders who used the Ready by 21 approach to build a community-wide coalition and develop new effective strategies.
Additional Training for Your Team
Consulting Services to Support Your Coalition
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