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Pragmatic health promotion evaluation workshop

22 Jun 2018, 10:00am-4:00pm

Seminar Room 6.1, L6, The Hub, Charles Perkins Centre, The University of Sydney

When health promotion teams across NSW are implementing more innovative strategies than ever before, building the capacity of staff to plan and undertake rigorous but also practical evaluations is vital. This six-hour intensive workshop is suited to a health promotion professional with some responsibility for evaluation of a health promotion program and basic evaluation knowledge and skills. It will build on basic health promotion evaluation foundations and provide health promotion professionals with guidance in using pragmatic methods for evaluating local interventions.

The workshop is being delivered as a partnership between the Australian Health Promotion Association (AHPA) and the University of Sydney’s Physical Activity, Nutrition and Obesity Research Group (PANORG) based at the Prevention Research Collaboration and Sydney School of Public Health.

Participants will strengthen their understanding of and develop knowledge and skills in applying best practice evaluation approaches to the whole intervention cycle. This is not a lecture - the workshop will involve in-depth discussion and feedback on your planned or in-progress evaluation from experts in health promotion evaluation as well as peer-to-peer exchange. All registrants should bring along an evaluation project (at any stage of development or implementation) which they can use in practical exercises throughout the workshop. The workshop aims to develop professional skills in applying an evaluation lens to health promotion interventions/programs, developing a logic model and evaluation framework or plan to guide the evaluation, and consolidating a pragmatic approach to data collection.

The workshop will:

  1. Focus on real world health promotion program evaluation examples
  2. Use practical exercises to build and consolidate knowledge and skills
  3. Increase confidence in designing and managing a local health promotion program evaluation
  4. Start an ongoing conversation between evaluation experts and health promotion staff.

Workshop Facilitators:

Dr Margaret Thomas, Senior Research Fellow, Prevention Research Collaboration and PANORG

Associate Professor Ben Smith, Prevention Research Collaboration

James Kite, NSW/ACT Branch President, AHPA
Lecturer, Associate Director of Teaching & Learning - e-Learning, Sydney School of Public Health

This is a free workshop for NSW and ACT AHPA members and NSW LHD health promotion staff. There are also three scholarships available for AHPA members who would need to travel to Sydney to participate in the workshop. We encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and regionally located AHPA members to apply. Workshop places are limited to two staff members per LHD or organisation. For more information on how to apply for a scholarship click here. Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you have any questions about the workshop.

Registrations and scholarship applications close 22 May, 2018.