Over many years, Merri Health was a partner to the Inner North West Prevention Alliance.
Coordinated by the Inner North West Primary Care Partnership, prevention partners worked on a few key projects that aimed to build organisational capacity to plan, implement and evaluation social inclusion activity across the inner north and west catchment.
INW PCP Social Inclusion Measurement Project
In 2018, INW PCP Prevention Alliance identified monitoring and evaluation of social inclusion activity as a key priority for collaborative work. In response, INW PCP commissioned Trezona Consulting Group to undertake the Social Inclusion Measurement Project. This used a co-design approach to develop a set of core indicators and measures for monitoring and evaluating social inclusion practice by INW PCP and Health West partner agencies across nine local government areas.
Links to other relevant resources:
INW PCP Social Inclusion Monitoring and Evaluation Resource
In 2021 INW PCP undertook a second phase of the Social Inclusion Measurement Project to further support partner organisations to understand and apply the Social Inclusion Framework within their organisation, as well as to collect social inclusion data in a way that enables collective monitoring and evaluation across the region. Trezona Consulting Group was again commissioned to undertake this work.
Specifically, the project aimed to:
- Develop a Theory of Change that describes the social inclusion activities being implemented by partners, and the intended outcomes of this work
- Identify the indicators most relevant for monitoring and evaluating the social inclusion activities being implemented
- Develop specific data collection questions that partners will use to monitor and evaluate their social inclusion activities.
A series of workshops and survey activities were conducted with the INW PCP Prevention Alliance and other stakeholders between September 2021 and January 2022. These processes informed the development of the Theory of Change and data collection questions presented in this resource.