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As Glasgow et al (1999) correctly state, progress in public health and community-based interventions in developing countries has been hampered by the lack of a comprehensive evaluation framework appropriate to such programs. Multilevel interventions that incorporate policy, environmental, and individual components should be evaluated with measurements suited to their settings, goals, and purpose. As many implementers are interested in the outcome, say ‘Number of VHT members trained in vaccination’, the process, the feeling of the training need to be evaluated comprehensively.
In this blog, I try to explore a number of models including the RE-AIM model and MSC Change for evaluating public health interventions that assesses 5 dimensions: reach, efficacy, adoption, implementation, and maintenance coupled by Rick Davies’ Stories of Change. These dimensions occur at multiple levels (e.g., individual, clinic or organization, community) and interact to determine the public health or population-based impact of a program or policy. The main aim really is to discuss issues in evaluating each of these dimensions and combining them to determine overall public health impact as failure to adequately evaluate programs on all 5 dimensions can lead to a waste of resources, discontinuities between stages of research, and failure to improve public health to the limits of our capacity.
I hope you and implementing agencies will find this blog as interesting and resourceful as I think it is (will be) regarding Tailor Made Public Health Training & Evaluation in Reproductive Health, & Road Safety.
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Brian Kanaahe Mwebaze Bilal -Certified Public Health Freak
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