Addressing the challenges for evaluation

This paper is for people with a role in commissioning, funding or evaluating community-led health projects and programmes, in particular those involved in Community Health Partnerships, Community Planning Partnerships, local authorities or Scottish Government programmes.

This paper provides a starting point and is not an evaluation manual or toolkit. It should help if you want to find out if the work you are funding or commissioning is having a positive impact. In the first part of the paper it talks about some key evaluation challenges:

  • Understanding outcomes of community-led health
  • Funding and evaluation
  • Building evaluation capability
  • Reflecting and learning from evaluation.