Module 5: Monitoring Program Implementation, Fidelity & Evaluation
Purpose: This module will guide you through tools and activities to implement, monitor fidelity, and evaluate your chosen Evidence-Based Programs and Practices (EBPPs) for your problem and population. After determining the evidence-based program, practices, and policies that will solve or address the challenges and strengthen your community assets, you will need to start setting up your evaluation correctly from the beginning of implementation.
Getting Started: You can pick and choose which areas you need below, or look through all tools, starting with the “Evaluation Session 1 & 2 Meeting Agendas”, which will guide you through this Module. The full toolkit contains the guide and all of the tools.
Discussing & Determining Fidelity
Implementation Plan Template
Starting Evaluation – Logic Model and Evaluation Plan
Data Collection Methods, Evaluation Measurements, Plan Execution
Figuring Out What to Do with Evaluation Data
Other Implementation Resources - EPIC Resource Center
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Guiding Principles/Best Practices:
- It is important to conduct your own evaluation of the EBPPs. Determine what measures and process will be necessary to assess your EBPPs.
- An important part of evaluation is monitoring program fidelity. Fidelity should be addressed on a regular basis with service and program providers.
- Programs often adapt to meet cultural needs, time frames, or other resource issues. It is best to follow the program as tested. If any adaptations are made, they should be clearly documented, and the core components of the program should still be intact.