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A framework for evaluating health promotion programs

Fleming, Mary-Lou, Parker, Elizabeth A., Higgins, Helen C., & Gould, Patricia M. (2006) A framework for evaluating health promotion programs. Health Promotion Journal of Australia, 17(1), pp. 61-66.

Abstract

Evaluation of health promotion interventions is essential in order to collect evidence about the efficacy of a program, identify ways to improve practice, justify the use of resources, and identify unexpected outcomes. This paper clarifies the role of evaluation as a crucial component of health promotion interventions. Moreover, it summarises the key elements of the most widely used planning/evaluation frameworks necessary for constructive evaluations of health promotion interventions and incorporates them into a single approach. It provides a methodical framework for the provision of evaluation guidance to health promotion practitioners and discusses the importance of including evaluation when planning any health promotion intervention. The focus of this paper is on the essential elements of the evaluation of health promotion programs.

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ID Code: 9440
Item Type: Journal Article
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Keywords: health promotion, evaluation, methodology
ISSN: 1036-1073
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > PUBLIC HEALTH AND HEALTH SERVICES (111700) > Health Promotion (111712)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Centre for Health Research
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2006 Australian Health Promotion Association
Copyright Statement: Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.
Deposited On: 18 Sep 2007
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 23:31

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