Indigenous Chronic Disease Package
Monitoring and Evaluation Framework

The Indigenous Chronic Disease Package (ICDP) Monitoring and Evaluation Framework provides a platform for evaluating the effectiveness of the measures within the Package, both at individual measure level and at the package level. The development of the Framework involved consultations with a range of stakeholders including health peak bodies, state and territory health departments, the Sentinel Sites contractor (Menzies School of Health Research), and an ICDP Monitoring and Evaluation External Reference Group comprising key stakeholder representatives and expert advisors.

The ICDP Monitoring and Evaluation Framework will guide the ongoing monitoring of activities under the Package as well as the overall package-wide evaluation in 2012-13. The Framework will facilitate both formative and summative evaluation – looking to define not only the impacts and the results of the Package, but also to identify the key lessons learnt about how to design, manage and implement a complex inter-related package of measures delivered across multiple settings and sectors. The Framework also includes indicators to monitor the contribution of the ICDP in reducing chronic disease-related morbidity and mortality among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in the longer term, including beyond the scope of the 2012-13 evaluation.

The Framework includes a broad range of both qualitative and quantitative data and maximises use of existing administrative and survey data and expected program data to minimise the reporting burden on service providers and communities.

The ICDP Monitoring and Evaluation Framework is available as separate files consisting of:

Executive Summary

Volume 1:

Introduction and overview, the policy context, the ICDP Framework approach and implementation, and the overarching program logic and monitoring and evaluation framework for the Package as a whole.

The overarching program logic integrates various ICDP measures into one cohesive structure and articulates the expected changes – at individual, community, and system levels. The monitoring and evaluation framework identifies the key evaluation questions relating to each outcome/result specified in the program logic and the relevant indicators, potential data sources and the timing of data collection.

Volume 2:

Program logics and monitoring and evaluation frameworks for individual measures under the Package.

The measure program logic defines the internal logic of the measure, and links the individual measure’s aims, inputs and activities to intended results over the different periods of implementation for each of the measures. The measure monitoring and evaluation framework sets out – for each identified result – key evaluation questions, indicators, data sources and the appropriate data collection frequency.

Volume 3:

Appendices

This volume contains appendices:
  • Appendix A: ICDP Monitoring and Evaluation Reference Group Members
  • Appendix B: List of Stakeholders Consulted
  • Appendix C: DoHA Divisions Responsible for Managing ICDP Measures
  • Appendix D: Matrix Mapping Sources of Data (Package-wide and Measure-specific)
  • Appendix E: Data Sources
  • Appendix F: Data limitations
  • Appendix G: Terminology
  • Appendix H: Key Indicators with Data Sources
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