Planning for Evidence

Report
Planning for Evidence-Based
Programming
INTRODUCING THE PSBA-GTO
ACT FOR YOUTH CENTER OF EXCELLENCE
IN CONSULTATION WITH
HEALTHY TEEN NETWORK
What is the PSBA-GTO?
Promoting Science – Based Approaches to Teen
Pregnancy/STI and HIV Prevention Using
Getting To Outcomes
10 – Step Planning, Implementation and
Evaluation Framework
#1 Needs & Resources
What are the underlying needs & conditions that must
be addressed?
- Establish a small workgroup including people from
the priority population
- Gather data on population, incidence, prevalence,
behaviors, risk and protective factors, and
community resources available
- Prioritize the population to be served
http://www.actforyouth.net/?communityAssess
#2 Goals
What are the goals, target population, and objectives
or desired outcomes?
Interventions
Helps to develop
process
objectives
Determinants
(risk &
protective
factors)
Helps to develop
outcome objectives
Behaviors
Health Goal
Helps to
develop
impact
objectives
#3 Best Practices
What science-based models and programs can be
used in reaching the goals?
Programs that
 Have an experimental or quasi-experimental design
 Measure knowledge, attitude and behavior
 Use sound research methods and processes
#4 Fit
What actions need to be taken so the selected
program “fits” the community context?
 Assess program fit with your youth, organization,
and stakeholder community
 Choose a program that is right for your youth
participants and is compatible with your community
#5 Capacities
What organizational capacities are needed to
implement the program?
o Staff
o Fiscal
o Leadership
o Evaluation
o Partnerships in Community
#6 Plan
What is the plan for this program?
Complete the Logic Model
2. Develop a detailed work plan
3. Confirm your program is culturally appropriate
4. Finalize your program selection
1.
#7 Implementation Process Evaluation
Is the program being implemented with quality?
- Process evaluation plan
- Activities are implemented as planned
- Monitor work plan
- Track number of participants & attendance
- Monitor program fidelity
#8 Outcome Evaluation
How well is the program working?
 Develop outcome evaluation plan
 Implement outcome evaluation plan
 Analyze, interpret, and report your results
#9 Improve/CQI
How will continued quality improvement strategies be
included?
 Document successful program activities
 Assess program activities which did not work well
 Identify areas for improvement
 Create strategies for improvement
#10 Sustain
If the program is successful, how will it be sustained?
 Develop a sustainability plan
 Use PSBA-GTO work to market your program
Resources

Getting to Outcomes 2004 http://www.rand.org/pubs/technical_reports/TR101/index.html

Little (PSBA) GTO. 2008
http://www.cdc.gov/reproductivehealth/AdolescentReproHealth/PDF/LittlePSBA-GTO.pdf

Douglas Kirby: BDI Logic Models
http://www.etr.org/recapp/documents/BDILOGICMODEL20030924.pdf

ACT for Youth Center of Excellence: Comprehensive Community Assessments
http://www.actforyouth.net/?communityAssess

ACT for Youth Center of Excellence: Evidence-Based Programming and Adaptation
http://www.actforyouth.net/?ebp

Tool to Assess the Characteristics of Effective Sex and STD/HIV Education Programs
http://tinyurl.com/ybzndhy (links to Healthy Teen Network)

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