Measuring success

Measuring the success of your Alcohol and Pregnancy project allows you to check how you have gone against the objectives that you set at the start. 

You are required to specify at least two processes and two impact/outcome measures for each projects and activities in your Community Action Plan.

Some example process, impact/outcomes measures and tools to measure success for Alcohol and Pregnancy projects are provided. You may find these a useful starting point for measuring the success of your approach. The measures of success that you use should align with the objectives of your project.

Process measures • Number/type of community partners engaged
• Number of Alcohol and Pregnancy sessions
• Number/profile of participants who are reached (parents, partners, friends, family members, couples undergoing family planning)
• Number/quality of resources and materials distributed
• Satisfaction with session (participant, facilitator)
• Partners involved in planning the sessions
• Number of people (women and partners/family members who ceased drinking during pregnancy
Impact/Outcome measures • Impact on unborn child
o Reduced incidence of alcohol related developmental issues such as FASD
• Impact on parents/partners:
o Increase skills, behaviours, knowledge or confidence, or change parent attitudes (e.g. knowledge of the risks of alcohol consumption during pregnancy, drink refusal skills, reduced occurrences of drinking during pregnancy, increase in alcohol-free pregnancies)
• Impact on community:
o A supportive social environment where pregnant women do not feel pressured to drink
o A culture where the harm of drinking during pregnancy is fully understood
o Supportive and inclusive healthcare services to reduce stigma and increase health seeking behaviour
Tools to measure success • Feedback sheets or questionnaires (pre and post)
• Surveys
• Interviews
• Verbal feedback from participants, facilitators
• Notes taken by a dedicated note taker
• Document analysis – tracking and monitoring the number of resources distributed
• Focus groups (e.g. with healthcare and service providers)
• Partnerships analysis
• Local population health data (e.g. community survey data)
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