Evaluating your physical activity program allows you to answer key questions, including "Was the program delivered the way that you planned it to be?" and "Did delivery of this program have an impact in terms of achieving specified program goals?" Mental health consumers are an integral part of this feedback loop.
This section clarifies the difference between process and outcome evaluations, and discusses the multiple purposes of program evaluation. Learning what worked well and what could have worked better is vital to maximizing program effectiveness and ensuring long-term sustainability. You will be directed to several free online resources to get you started on evaluating your physical activity program.