___You know the difference between universal approaches and targeted approaches to initiatives.
___You have incorporated multiple strategies, multiple levels, and multiple community sectors in your community effort.
___You understand that the goal of community health promotion is to increase opportunities for community members to collaborate to improve their quality of life.
___You have attempted to implement your evaluation at the same time as your initiative.
You know the two goals of an evaluation:
___To understand what is going on.
___To empower communities to take care of their own problems.
___You understand the advantages evaluations offer.
___You have analyzed the challenges your community and your initiative/evaluation may face.
___You have poised your community to function as a catalyst for change.
___You know the five steps of the comprehensive community initiative.
- Collaborative planning
- Community implementation, action, and change
- Community adaptation, institutionalization, and capacity
- More distal outcomes
You know what to incorporate in each of these steps:
___Supporting collaborative planning-you have set your agenda and included all of the following:
- Ideas from people of diverse backgrounds
- Clarification of your visions, missions, objectives, and strategies
- Development an action plan
- Identification of local resources to help you solve
___Documenting community implementation, action, and change you have documented:
- Local efforts/accomplishments
- Changes in programs/policies/practices
- How things have been accomplished
___Assessing community adaptation, institutionalization, and capacity: you have:
- Looked at how the intervention has been changed
- Analyzed whether or not the efforts to sustain the initiative have been effective
- Measured to see if your efforts to address the issue have been effective
___Evaluating more distal outcomes: you have:
- Used both quantitative and qualitative methods to evaluate your successes
- Documented the intermediate outcomes
___Promoting dissemination: you have worked to spread word about the effectiveness of your comprehensive community initiative.
___You have analyzed, understood, and applied the 34 recommendations for practitioners and policy makers.