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Local L&E Overview 

The purpose of this wiki-BHC Learning Site is to collect information on local Learning and Evaluation (L&E) efforts at Building Healthy Communities (BHC) sites.  This information will allow BHC sites to better understand each other’s work and to identify where to go for self-directed peer learning and exchange.

This wiki-BHC Learning site responds to input heard from local learning staff, Hub Managers, and Programs Managers that additional information is needed on evaluation strategies being used across sites to better connect and to facilitate peer learning.  

The wiki site collects, stores, and shares information that can be accessed by local BHC staff for learning purposes.  The hope is that local L&E teams will be able to seek out peers at other sites to exchange information on evaluation design, evaluation challenges and lessons.  By facilitating this type of exchange, it is hoped that sites build evaluation capacity through peer sharing and that the wiki-site provides added value to local L&E teams and to respective BHC sites.

Directions:  Local learning and evaluation staff are welcome to complete this tool.  Please share information with your Hub Manager and Program Manager prior to submission.  Enter your responses into the blank spaces of the below tables.  It is essentially a “fill-in-the-blank” form.  

For all questions with pre-defined response options, you may mark “X” in the cell that corresponds to your response or you may type additional details in the space provided.  For all open-ended questions please provide as much explanation as you feel another local L&E staff member, Program Manager, or Hub Manager would need to grasp where your site is at. Please note that answers to questions 1, 2, and 3 are required and other questions are optional.

To fill out this form, log in to the site and click on the “Edit Page” icon, which looks like a pencil, in the upper right corner of this page. Then click on the information in the box you wish to edit and make any needed changes. Click “save” when finished.



Site

 

Person Completing Tool

 

Email Address

 

Phone Number

 

Date Tool Completed

 



  

1.  Do you have an L&E team at your site?

Yes

 

No

 

 

2.  Briefly describe the current L&E structure at your site.

 

 

3.  Describe your site’s current L&E approach, including your L&E design and measurement focus should it be developed at this time.

 

 

4.  Does your L&E team attend BHC-related workgroup/action team meetings, community events, etc.?

Yes

 

No

 

We don’t currently have an L&E team.

 


5.  Do you have an L&E team member assigned to each BHC workgroup/action team to track ongoing work?

Yes

 

No

 

We don’t currently have an L&E team.

 

 

6.  How often does the L&E team communicate with the Program Manager at your site?  Please mark all that apply.

Weekly

 

Bi-weekly

 

Monthly

 

Quarterly

 

Bi-annually

 

Informally

 

Other

 


7.  How often does the L&E team communicate with the Hub Manager at your site?   Please mark all that apply.

Weekly

 

Bi-weekly

 

Monthly

 

Quarterly

 

Bi-annually

 

Informally

 

Other

 

 

Please indicate your level of agreement with the following four statements.

Statement

Strongly disagree

Disagree

Neither agree nor disagree

Agree

Strongly agree

8.  Our L&E team has been engaged in organizational development efforts at our site.

 

 

 

 

 

9.  Our site’s evaluation design has the flexibility to adapt to changes in the policy environment and our related work as needed (e.g. benchmarks and indicators can be modified as the project evolves).

 

 

 

 

 

10.  Our site has tools and methods for evaluating the unique and dynamic nature of policy work.

 

 

 

 

 

11.  Our site has regularly updated and/or revisited the original logic model and community action plan.

 

 

 

 

 

 

12.  If your site has developed reports related to learning and evaluation efforts, please list the title of each report below and upload each document to the Learning Document Library at (https://sites.google.com/site/tcelearningevaluation/products-services).

 

Report title

Report uploaded to library? (Y/N)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

13.  What evaluation tools/assessment tools are currently being administered at your site?  Please list all tools that you have used within the last 12 months in the below table and upload each tool to the Learning Document Library at (https://sites.google.com/site/tcelearningevaluation/products-services).

 

Name of tool

Purpose of tool

How were findings used or applied?

Report uploaded to library? (Y/N)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

14.  Please describe how you currently and regularly engage BHC partner agencies/orgs/grantees in evaluation efforts.  If you do not, please share barriers to engaging this stakeholder group.

 


15.  Please describe how you currently and regularly engage residents in evaluation efforts.  If you do not, please share barriers to engaging this stakeholder group.

 

 

16.  Please briefly describe how you may be building evaluation capacity within your site.

 

 

17.  What evaluation models or frameworks have been useful for your site?

(Example FSG Collective Impact Framework, Community Action Plan)

Evaluation model or framework

How have you used it?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

18.  What stage is your L&E team at with respect to the following evaluation components? Please mark the box underneath the number that best matches your assessment.

 

1

Forming

2

3

Developing

4

5

Mature

Planning & evaluation design

 

 

 

 

 

Implementation of the evaluation design

 

 

 

 

 

Using data for learning & continuous improvement

 

 

 

 

 

Sharing out evaluation results with diverse audiences

 

 

 

 

 

 

19.  Please describe an evaluation-related challenge that your site is currently working to resolve. Please briefly describe the problem, your approach to finding a solution, and any additional resources or expertise that would help your site.

 

 

20.  Is there anything else you would like to share?

 

 


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