Some example ‘measures of success’ and tools to measure them are provided. You may find these a useful starting point for measuring the success of your program.
• number/type of community partners engaged
• number of informational sessions run
• number/profile of participants who are reached
• number/quality of resources and materials distributed
• satisfaction with session (participant, facilitator).
• Impact on older people:
o Increase in skills, behaviours or confidence, or change attitudes (e.g. knowledge of the risks of alcohol consumption in old age, reduced occurrences of risky drinking)
o Improvement in perceived social support network and sense of belonging.
• Impact on community:
o Increase in community awareness of AOD harms for older people
o Increased participation of older people in clubs and activities, including volunteering
o Community connection and cohesion
o Partners involved in planning sessions.
|Tools to measure success||
• feedback sheets or questionnaires (pre and post)
• verbal feedback from participants, facilitators
• notes taken by a dedicated note taker
• document analysis (e.g. 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).