Evaluation Assessment Tools

Gwyn Jolley, Angela Lawless, Catherine Hurley

The report from the project What works? A systematic review of the evidence for the effectiveness of community health in Adelaide (2005) concluded that, while a large amount of evaluation activity occurred in Adelaide community health services, limited resources and skills meant that the quality of reporting was variable. SACHRU therefore undertook to develop an evaluation report writing template for community health workers, and to identify or design tools to assess achievement in the primary health care principles of equity, community participation and working in collaborative partnerships.

Consultation on a set of ‘tools’ to assist primary health care practitioners in planning and evaluation of the equity, community participation and partnerships components of their work was completed. The tools were presented at a workshop at the Australian Health Promotion Conference in May. Following the workshop the tools were refined and disseminated to the field via the website (click here for further information). Feedback from users will be sought in mid 2008. A journal article was submitted to the Health Promotion Journal of Australia in December.