We offer a diverse and extensive skill base
KBC Australia and our associates offer a diverse and extensive skill base to successfully deliver policy and program reviews, post-implementation review, formative evaluations, impact and outcome evaluation, facilitation and economic evaluation.
We tailor our approach to the requirement of the assignment and have experience in realist evaluation, implementation research, appreciative inquiry, utilization-focused and empowerment approaches and participatory evaluation.
In conjunction with the client we typically:
- Develop an understanding of the context, the theory of change and develop the program logic
- Develop an evaluation framework identifying key questions, data sources, data collection processes and data collection tools
- Prepare the evaluation plan
- Implement the evaluation or review with regular feedback to the client
- Synthesise and triangulate findings
- Formulate recommendations or way forward.
Methodologies employed include:
- Environmental scans including published and grey literature reviews
- Development of evaluation rubrics
- Qualitative and quantitative data collection and analysis;
- Data linkage where indicated
- Clinical information system data collection and analysis;
- Comprehensive analytical discussion and synthesis of issues and evidence.
We adhere to the Australasian Evaluation Society Guidelines for the Ethical Conduct of Evaluations and the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies Guidelines for Ethical Research in Australian Indigenous Studies.
Examples of Program Evaluations:
- Independent evaluation of the Rural Health Multidisciplinary Training Program (RHMT) (Department of Health, 2019-2020) Overview
- External Link – Department of Health – “Independent evaluation of the Rural Health Multidisciplinary Training (RHMT) Program” publication
- Rural Generalist Training Program: Education Review (HETI, 2019)
- Evaluation of Community Health Nurses in sexual assault Multidisciplinary Clinics (DHHS, 2018)
- Evaluation of Better Health Care Connections: Aged Care Multidisciplinary Care Coordination and Advisory Service Trial (Department of Health, 2017)
- Review of NSW Rural Generalist Medical Training Program and the General Practitioner Procedural Training Program (HETI Rural and Remote Portfolio, 2018)
- Early Development Services Review (Northern QLD PHN, 2017-2018)
- Evaluation of food allergen education and training with food businesses at a local council (DHHS, 2016)
- Evaluation of the Remote Vocational Training Scheme (RVTS, 2015-2016)
- Evaluation of Kids at Play Active Play (ACT Health, 2016-2017)
- Evaluation of the Practice Nurse Incentive Program (Dept of Health and Aging, 2011-2014)