If you are responsible for—or engaged or interested in—advancing social/community participation in health in your local area, we developed this resource for you. There are a variety of resources available on how to organise SPH, but there is limited guidance on how to evaluate its effectiveness. This publication fills that gap for those in a position to make decisions or take actions to advance SPH. This resource is thus not about how to implement SPH in your community, but rather how to evaluate your efforts on SPH, to help you answer the question: what differences are our SPH efforts making? The Resource aims to help you and your colleagues to conduct a baseline assessment, creating a critical reference point at the start of your SPH program that will help you plan your work and enable you to track changes as they are achieved. It will guide you in carrying out a performance evaluation, which will tell you how well the SPH intervention is performing as you are implementing it for you to review and make any 'course corrections' needed. Finally, it explains how to conduct an outcome or impact evaluation, assessing the changes achieved, directly and indirectly, as a result of the SPH intervention. The Resource was developed by an international team co-ordinated by Training and Research Support Centre and with support from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Global Fund at CAF America. We are piloting use of the Resource in 2022. Please see the Facilitator Guide for Resource on this page and let us know your feedback on the online form. For any other queries please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
This short guide complements the Making Change Visible (MCV) Implementers’ Resource. Its purpose is to make it easier for you to use the Resource with your colleagues or others interested in learning about evaluation—specifically, evaluation of interventions that promote or expand social participation in health (SPH). This guide walks you through three different approaches to evaluation training workshops/skills sessions that vary based on the level of instruction needed. They are: 1. A three-hour overview session to introduce and outline what the Resource provides; 2. A three-day workshop on how to use the Resource with people who are likely to design or support an evaluation of SPH; and 3. A real-time coaching effort in which training sessions using the Resource are integrated into the actual team process of designing and implementing an evaluation for an SPH intervention. Of course, you should use the Resource in whatever ways and in whichever settings work best for you and your colleagues. This guide provides suggestions, not prescriptions, on the following: Using the Resource, worksheets, and sample schedules for the three different evaluation training approaches; Preparing for and facilitating evaluation training workshops/skills sessions; and Gathering feedback on sessions from participants, and an evaluation form for facilitators to provide feedback on their use of the Resource. The guide is currently provided as a first version and we will revise it in 2022 after piloting its use and hearing your feedback on it. Please let us know any improvements to make in the online feedback form on the site
If you used the Making Change Visible Implementers’ Resource in a training or evaluation setting please fill and submit this online form to give us feedback. It will not take long and your comments will help improve the Resource. Thank you in advance for your feedback. We will periodically compile feedback and made it available in an anonymised report on this page of the Shaping health website. Please contact us if you have queries or need further information not found on this page or on the form.