The Use and Benefits of Evaluation Framework Modules at the Canadian Foundation for Healthcare Improvement: Engaged Capacity Building and Collaborative Program Evaluation Planning

The Canadian Foundation for Healthcare Improvement (CFHI) shares its experience using a collaborative approach to developing evaluation frameworks. CFHI introduced a series of four participatory workshop modules where technical and content experts co-design evaluation frameworks. This method leverages the expertise within the evaluation team to build organization-wide evaluation capacity. This practice note describes the modules, their delivery, and lessons learned.

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The Use and Benefits of Evaluation Framework Modules at the Canadian Foundation for Healthcare Improvement: Engaged Capacity Building and Collaborative Program Evaluation Planning

Abstract: The Canadian Foundation for Healthcare Improvement (CFHI) shares its experience using a collaborative approach to developing evaluation frameworks. CFHI introduced a series of four participatory workshop modules where technical and content experts co-design evaluation frameworks. This method leverages the expertise within the evaluation team to build organization-wide evaluation capac-ity. This practice note describes the modules, their delivery, and lessons learned.

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A theory-based evaluation framework for primary care: setting the stage to evaluate the "Comparison of Models of Primary Health Care in Ontario" project

Primary care reform has triggered a flood of demonstration projects across Canada that need to be evaluated. This presents a challenge to an evaluator who is uncertain about how to convince clinical investigators to think beyond traditional research designs toward using evaluation approaches. The purpose of this article is to describe the application and benefits of using a theory-based evaluation framework for a large evaluation of four unique models of primary care delivery in Ontario, the Comparison of Models of Primary Health Care in Ontario (COMP-PC) project.

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