Healthway places importance on the evaluation of funded projects. As well as being a statutory requirement of our legislation, evaluation is important to collect evidence about the success of a program, identify ways to improve practice, justify the use of resources, and identify unexpected outcomes.
At an organisational level evaluation is essential to guide Healthway’s investment in creating health outcomes, and in assessing Healthway’s contribution to creating a healthier Western Australia (WA).
Healthway’s Evaluation Framework uses an evidenced-based program logic model that recognises short, medium and long-term outcomes.
Figure 1 shows this high-level program logic which has been developed to outline the impact of Healthway’s funding.