This article describes an evaluation experience in health promotion. Caught in a wide range of representations, challenges, and expectations, the evaluator adapts her practice to provide a quality evaluation to address the users' needs. The authors analyse the evaluation process with a focus on the French Evaluation Society's principles and suggest adjustments specific to the field of health promotion. The evaluator's ability to take on several roles and to adapt to the context is fundamental here.
Une analyse du processus d'évaluation de la politique régionale de santé dans le Nord Pas-de-Calais (France)
In France, health policy evaluation is a recent development. The evaluation conducted in the ?????? Nord Pas-de-Calais?region is of particular interest in that it deals with a policy and its programs. The article presents an analysis of the various questions tackled in this evaluation and compares them to the questions in a program evaluation scale based on a sequential progression. Evaluation culture in France appears to be characterized by an approach that is both pluralist and evaluation criteria-based, which reflects the normative, or judgment-focussed, dimension of the activity.