Key questions may relate to a number of areas, such as: need for program, reach, appropriateness, adoption, implementation, effectiveness, efficiency and/or maintenance.
Below are generic questions for measuring the success of activities to prevent alcohol and other drug harms.
Key question areas
- Has the activity been delivered as intended?
- What factors (both positive and negative) have affected the delivery?
- What proportion of the target audience were involved in your related activity?
- Has uptake of your activity varied by socio–economic position, Indigenous status, non-English speaking background and/or rural/metropolitan location?
- How well did your activity meet the needs of the target audience?
- Have participants been satisfied with your activity?
Impacts and outcomes
- Have the activity’s objectives been achieved?
- Have all activities been appropriate and effective in achieving the impacts and outcomes?
- Were there any unexpected outcomes?
- What have been the critical success factors and barriers to achieving success?
- How much money and time did we spend on our activity? Is the cost reasonable in relation to the magnitude of the benefits?
- Have levels of partnership and community engagement increased?
- How did your partners add value to your work?
Implications for future planned activities and policy
- Should the activity be continued or developed further for use in future Community Action Plans?
- Where to from here?
- How can the Community Action Plan's activity be improved in the future?
- How will the Community Action Plan's activity, or impact of the activity, be sustained beyond the initial timeframe?
- Will additional resources be required to continue or further develop the activity?