When conducted responsibly and with a focus on the information needs of your stakeholders and the usefulness of results, evaluation can be a positive force for organizational and program development (e.g. breathing new life into old, established injury prevention programs & helping to focus new ones). In addition, developing your staff members’ expertise, knowledge and skills in evaluation can be very useful in meeting the accountability demands of the organizations that fund your work.
The purpose of this toolkit is to provide you with easy access to useful knowledge and resources tol help you start planning and doing evaluations of your organization’s injury prevention programs, projects and other activities.
There are a lot of resources, as well as organizations and individuals that are available to help a beginner get started on their first evaluation, or a seasoned pro further develop their skills. It is not the aim of this toolkit to duplicate any of these excellent resources. Rather, this toolkit provides descriptions of a number of methods that are particularly useful for evaluations in the injury prevention sector and some specific tools you can use to evaluate your organization’s injury prevention programs and projects.
The Stages of Evaluation
Our Recommended Model of Evaluation Practices for IP Organizations
- The Value of Using the Utilization-Focused Evaluation Model
- Model for the Comprehensive Evaluation of Training Programs in Injury Prevention
How to Use Logic Models for Planning, Developing & Evaluating Your IP Programs & Projects
- Logic Model - Planning Injury Prevention Programs
- Logic Model - Developing Injury Prevention Programs
- Logic Model - Evaluating Injury Prevention Programs
How to Develop the Internal Evaluation Capacity of Your Organization
- How To Create an Internal Evaluation Capacity Development Plan
- Example of a Completed Internal Evaluation Capacity Development Plan
- Internal Evaluation Capacity Building Tool #1
- Internal Evaluation Capacity Building Tool #2
- The Importance of Developing Internal Evaluation Capacity
How to Find, Select & Work with External Evaluation Consultants
Important Evaluation Organizations & How They Can Help You
Lists of Evaluation Resources that may be Useful in Evaluating Your IP Activities, Resources, Programs & Projects
Updated April 5, 2016