Program evaluation is vital for assuring that the program is meeting expectations and getting results. Identifying problems early can help you make corrections and stay on track. Collecting evaluation data can show progress and help to justify future program investments.
What should be evaluated?
Process measures describe the quality of program (and specific intervention) implementation
- Participant ratings of quality - meetings, communication, engagement
- Frequency and attendance at meetings and in program activities
- Nature of interventions planned - are they integrated, directed at improving both the work environment and individual behavior
Outcome measures describe how well the program or intervention met the short- and long-term health or safety objectives.
- More people reporting time spent in leisure activities
- More employees perceiving strong management support for health and safety
- Fewer reports of injuries or absences