For Healthy Together Project, it focuses on physical activities and diets to influence the general lifestyle in Wales for healthy weights. During the family group teaching, together with the project coordinator and the project team, members learnt that the group had its evaluation designs as on-program evaluation and post program evaluation designs. On on-program evaluation design, members learnt that experts planned to conduct evaluations of the project programs after every 10 weeks. Participants will also be given opportunities to appraise stadium conditions and suggest whether there would be needs for new venues or not. Moreover, there will be a series of events to explore families’ adherence to the program objectives (Bartholomew, 2011; MLE, 2014; World Health Organization, 2014).
On post program design, members learnt how experts had drawn project objectives and expected results on health, education and community sectors. Nevertheless, the expected costs of the project for each year were determined. Importantly, although the project has both on-program evaluation and post program evaluation designs, pre-program evaluation design is necessary. Participants will use outcomes in pre-program evaluation and post-program evaluations for comparison purposes to check if there are any significance changes in their lifestyles for healthy weights, before and after the project. In this respect, the design should be randomized to ensure that the comparisons are made in all health aspects so that interventions can be made.
However, it can be noted that the organization uses quasi-experimental evaluation design, since in setting objective outcomes, it is approximating their values. Nonetheless, it has experimental evaluation designs in that, its work plans have been compared to those of the existing health projects such as Change 4 Life and MEND, to ascertain where they normally do not go well to rectify their practices (MLE, 2014).
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