02 Dec, 2013 Last updated: 01 Feb, 2016

These practice papers aim to contribute unique and relevant knowledge and perspectives to the field of evaluation in health promotion and public health more broadly.

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Resource 1: Preventing violence against women: Community of practice reflections (688KB)
Resource 2: Paper 1: Evaluation capacity building in the Respect, Responsibility and Equality program: Report on Stage 1 (2008–10) (937KB)
Resource 3: Paper 2: Evaluating preventing violence against women initiatives: A participatory and learning-oriented approach for primary prevention in Victoria (1.08MB) 
Resource 4: Preventing violence against women. Doing evaluation differently: A five step guide for funders, evaluators and partners to build capacity for evaluation, learning and improvement (1MB)


Community of practice reflections

These reflections were collected at the VicHealth Community of Practice Forum held in December 2013: Evaluating PVAW: the good, the bad and the ugly.

The forum aimed to generate discussion among advanced practitioners of primary prevention of violence against women about the challenges and opportunities emerging from their evaluation practice, and start identifying ways of building a stronger culture of evaluation.

This is just one of the ways we are capturing and disseminating practice knowledge within the emerging PVAW field.

Evaluation of the Respect, Responsibility and Equality program

The evaluation of the VicHealth Respect, Responsibility and Equality program – utilising an evaluation capacity building approach – was undertaken in two distinct stages.

The first stage spanned the period from August 2008 to February 2010 and was led and coordinated by Dr Michael Flood. The second stage spanned the period from February 2010 to August 2011 and was led and coordinated by Dr Wei Leng Kwok.

Together, these practice papers summarise the approach taken during these periods and are authored by the respective Research Practice Leaders at those times on behalf of VicHealth. They aim to contribute unique and relevant knowledge and perspectives to the field of evaluation in health promotion and public health more broadly.

Doing evaluation differently: A five step guide

The purpose of this guide is to demonstrate to others how they can build capacity for evaluation, learning and improvement in the field of primary prevention, in the same manner in which VicHealth’s Mental Wellbeing program, its evaluators and its partners have done over several consecutive years.

The steps are based on the extensive experience of the Victorian Heath Promotion Foundation (VicHealth) and its Mental Wellbeing program, specifically its preventing violence against women stream from 2008 to 2015.