Project Planning and Evaluation
Planning and evaluating health promotion/community development projects
Planning and evaluation are key elements of any public health project or area of work, and therefore a key workforce development need for many health professionals. Robust project planning and evaluation are fundamental to the delivery of quality, sustainable community health projects as they help ensure effective use of resources and monitoring of outcomes.
A number of useful resources are available, including:
QIPPS (Quality Improvement Programme Planning System) is a useful tool to support the development of planning and evaluation project skills and knowledge. Toi Te Ora - Public Health Service uses QIPPS and can assist other organisations who need support with planning and evaluation.
QIPPS uses the principles of health promotion planning and evaluation methodology and puts it into an easy-to-use, web-based template. QIPPS contains helpful tips and resources and automatically links your project plan to the evaluation framework, reinforcing best practice and saving you time. QIPPS also provides the flexibility to work from anywhere and projects can be shared with external partners, making it much easier to work collaboratively.
Visit the QIPPS website or contact Toi Te Ora for further information.
SHORE and Te Whariki (Massey University)
SHORE (The Centre for Social and Health Outcomes Research and Evaluation) and Te Whariki together are a multi-disciplinary research group that has a strong strategic focus to its work. This is a useful website for information on social and health research projects and also the dates and venues for the short courses on project planning and evaluation.