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Wednesday, September 18 • 10:30am - 11:00am
Giving evaluation data back to the end user: experience from two workplace health initiatives

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Jorja Millar (WorkSafe  Victoria), Clara Walker (Cancer Council Victoria)

Giving evaluation data back to the end user: experience from two workplace health initiatives
As program participants are increasingly being saturated with requests to participate in surveys and other data collection, there is a need for evaluation data collection to not be a burden on program participants. One way to do this is to collect and give back data that meet the needs of program participants.

This paper explores the process of developing and implementing data collection tools where the findings are used not only for overall evaluation of an initiative, but for end users' purposes, including conducting their own planning, economics of prevention, and evaluation. These data collection approaches are therefore not passive, but also influence the intervention through a design-thinking approach.

We will explore this topic via two case studies from Victorian workplace health and wellbeing initiatives. Our initiatives support workplaces to be prevention led and create healthier workplace environments to improve employee health and wellbeing. Therefore our initiatives are multi-layered, with overall state-wide frameworks influencing workplace initiatives to ultimately benefit individual employees.

We will highlight key challenges and lessons learned from the process of developing and implementing multi-purpose data collection tools which support our evaluation objectives and also provide tailored feedback to workplace end users to support their own planning, implementation and evaluation. We will also provide an overview of initial user experience and feedback and how the tools support ongoing improvement of our health and well-being initiatives. This paper will provide practical insights for evaluation practitioners of all backgrounds who are looking to use a client-centric approach and increase engagement with evaluation data collection through creating value for end users.


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Jason Thompson

Dr Jason Thompson holds a PhD in Medicine, Masters in Clinical Psychology, and a Bachelor of Science with Honours.Dr Thompson’s work is focused on the translation of research into practice across the areas of transportation safety, public health, post-injury rehabilitation, and... Read More →
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Jorja Millar

With significant experience in designing and implementing evaluation frameworks and developing evidence used for high level decision making in process- driven environments. Spanning mental health, education, early childhood, planning, community services and development in local, state... Read More →


Wednesday September 18, 2019 10:30am - 11:00am AEST
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