An Equity-Focused Evaluation Design for a Multipronged Intervention to Promote Planned Pregnancies

Publisher: Cambridge, MA: Mathematica Policy Research
Feb 13, 2019
Authors
So O'Neil and Dana Rotz

Key Findings:

  • A logic model is a road map showing how an initiative will achieve the positive outcomes it was designed to produce. Evaluation questions drive data collection and analysis.
  • The data collected will determine which evaluation questions can be answered.
  • Rigorous analysis allows researchers to provide complete answers to evaluation questions.
  • For an evaluation to have maximum impact, its lessons must be shared.
The Missouri Foundation for Health launched The Right Time initiative in early 2019. A one-year planning phase led to the initiative design and prospective monitoring, evaluation, and learning framework of the initiative. Aligned with the Foundation’s core values, the evaluation approach purposefully considers equity as a key underlying principle. This issue brief provides a summary of the evaluation design against which the Foundation will assess its progress and contributions to health and health equity.