Assessing the evaluability of complex public health interventions: five questions for researchers, funders, and policymakers.


Ogilvie, D; Cummins, S; Petticrew, M; White, M; Jones, A; Wheeler, K; (2011) Assessing the evaluability of complex public health interventions: five questions for researchers, funders, and policymakers. The Milbank quarterly, 89 (2). pp. 206-25. ISSN 0887-378X DOI: https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1468-0009.2011.00626.x

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Abstract

CONTEXT Evidence to support government programs to improve public health often is weak. Recognition of this "knowledge gap" has led to calls for more and better evaluation, but decisions about priorities for evaluation also need to be addressed in regard to financial restraint. METHODS Using England's Healthy Community Challenge Fund as a case study, this article presents a set of questions to stimulate and structure debate among researchers, funders, and policymakers and help make decisions about evaluation within and between complex public health interventions as they evolve from initial concept to dissemination of full-scale intervention packages. FINDINGS This approach can be used to identify the types of knowledge that might be generated from any evaluation, given the strength of evidence available in response to each of five questions, and to support a more systematic consideration of resource allocation decisions, depending on the types of knowledge required. CONCLUSIONS The principles of this approach may be generalizable, and should be tested and refined for other complex public health and wider social interventions.

Item Type: Article
Faculty and Department: Faculty of Public Health and Policy > Dept of Social and Environmental Health Research
Research Centre: Centre for Global Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs)
PubMed ID: 21676021
Web of Science ID: 292083600002
URI: http://researchonline.lshtm.ac.uk/id/eprint/491642

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