Evidence-Informed Public Health

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Evaluate: Evaluate the effectiveness of implementation efforts

The final step in the EIPH process involves evaluating the effectiveness of implementation efforts. This step helps you answer these two questions:

“Did we do what we planned to do?”
“Did we achieve what we expected?”

Evaluating implementation efforts involves evaluating the intervention (program evaluation) and the implementation strategies (evaluation of the knowledge translation strategy). Both evaluations involve these steps:

There are two kinds of evaluation: process and outcome. Process evaluation assesses whether the program or implementation plan was delivered as intended. Outcome evaluation determines if the program or implementation achieved the anticipated results or if there were any unanticipated outcomes. By conducting both types of evaluations, you can learn about the intervention and the implementation efforts.

For more information about evaluating implementation efforts, please review the Introduction to Evidence-informed Decision Making module in the Learning Centre.