Evaluation in health promotion: gathering evidence to improve effectiveness

  • Smith, Ben (Primary Chief Investigator (PCI))
  • Bauman, Adrian Ernest (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Rissel, Chris (Partner Investigator (PI))
  • Shilton, Trevor (Partner Investigator (PI))

    Project: Research

    Project Details

    Project Description

    Effective disease prevention and health promotion to address the public health challenges facing Australia
    requires a strong evidence base for policy and practice. Evaluation of programs in natural contexts is a vital
    source of this evidence, valuable for improving strategy design and delivery, building sustainability and
    guiding funding. The aim of this study is to determine the strengths and limitations of evaluation by health
    promotion agencies, and to identify the roles of individual, organisational and system -level factors in relation
    to evaluation practice and use. This knowledge will guide efforts to build capacity for evaluation, improve
    systems for organisational learning, and enable evidence gathering to improve effectiveness.
    Effective start/end date1/01/158/06/18


    • Australian Research Council (ARC): A$147,380.00
    • Monash University
    • University of Sydney
    • Ministry of Health (trading as NSW Health) (New South Wales)
    • Heart Foundation