ARCHIVED - Annex B: ISHLCD Surveillance Component Evaluation Plan

 

RMAF Questions Indicators Data Sources

A. Relevance – Does the component continue to be consistent with departmental and government-wide priorities, and does it realistically address an actual need?

A.1 Is there a continued need for the ISHLCD Surveillance Component and specific elements?

Presence of:

  1. Validated logic model
  2. Adequate sources of program authority
  3. Consistency between approach of component and current policy priorities
  • Document review to determine the program logic and sources of program authority
  • Interviews with surveillance managers and policy leaders

A.2 Is there overlap and duplication across (functional) components or with other healthy living and chronic disease initiatives?

Surveillance Functional Component is cohesive yet maintains strategic relationships the other Functional Components

  • Document review to identify elements of program design of ISHLCD
  • Interviews to explore cohesion and strategic relationships

B. Success / Progress – Is the Component effective in generating outputs, given its resources, and without unintended consequences?

B.1 What have been the key activities and outputs achieved?

Description of the outputs described in ISHLCD component logic models

  • Document review
  • Interview with Surveillance Section Associate Director
  • Interviews with surveillance system managers and policy leaders

Gs&Cs B.1 What have been the key activities and outputs achieved by Gs&Cs within the ISHLCD component?

  1. Gs&Cs projects by fiscal year including information on dollar value, activity and planned or completed output(s)
  2. Gs&Cs projects by fiscal year and purpose of enhanced surveillance
  3. # of projects funded among: P/Ts, NGOs, academics, and Aboriginal Organisations
  • Interview with Gs&Cs Coordinator
  • Summary table of Gs&Cs records

Gs&Cs B.4 To what extent have target groups been reached with Gs&Cs?

  1. # target groups
  • Summary table of Gs&Cs records
  • Interview with Gs&Cs Coordinator

B.4 To what extent have target groups been reached? 

  1. Assessment of target groups as described in the logic model
  • Document review
  • Interviews with surveillance system managers and policy leaders

B.5 To what extent has progress been made on the immediate outcome of improved engagement with target groups?

  1. Development and pilot of a measure of engagement
  2. Assessment of engagement with key informants
  • Interviews with policy leaders and surveillance system managers

B.6 To what extent has early progress been made on intermediate outcomes?

Gain an assessment of early outcomes
 

  • Interviews with policy leaders and surveillance system managers

B.8 What have been the unintended outcomes (either positive or negative) of any of the components to date?

To the extent possible issues will be identified where they have occurred in the attempt to increase engagement

  • Interviews with surveillance system managers and policy leaders

C. Design and Delivery – Are the most appropriate means being used to achieve objectives?

C.1 Are there any key gaps in the resourcing, design or delivery of the Surveillance Component?

  1. Gaps in implementation or design identified by database managers, committee members and stakeholders
  • Interviews with surveillance system managers and policy leaders

C.3 What have been the key lessons learned to date?

  1. Exploration of lessons learned with key informants
  • Interviews with surveillance system managers and policy leaders

C.4 Is the current monitoring system for the Component effective?

  1. Review of processes for receiving and reviewing Gs&Cs applications
  2. Identification of formal or informal program monitoring practices of PHAC surveillance managers and policy leaders
  • Interviews with surveillance system managers and policy leaders

C.5 As the Component continues, how could its efficiency improve?

  1. Assessment will be provided by key informants
  • Interviews with surveillance system managers and policy leaders

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