Category: Evaluation News

The Year in Review, 2020-21

  Message from PAN Leadership   The theme of this year’s PAN annual report is Doubling Down in Dual Public Health Emergencies.  When talking about the theme for this year’s report and our upcoming AGM. (Register now), we wanted to convey both the challenges facing our sector and communities, but also the strength and resilience of the… Read more »

  Over the past few years, there has been a shift towards system change approaches in evaluation. Evaluators are now speaking of “Blue Marble evaluation.” But what is it? This blog post will provide a brief answer to that question. Coined by Michael Quinn Patton, the concept of “Blue Marble evaluation” comes from the photo… Read more »

Measuring Impact of Advocacy – Part 2

As we covered in Part 1 of this two-part blog, advocacy is dynamic and not linear. No matter how clearly an organization articulates a pathway to a desired long-term policy change goal, it would be virtually impossible to name, predict or explain all the variables that might be important within that change process. This unpredictability… Read more »

Advocacy evaluation is a growing field of evaluation that seeks to capture a lot of the work that often remains unaccounted for, despite its importance for promoting equity and social justice. The theme of this year’s Canadian Evaluation Society Conference focused on ‌evaluation‌ ‌utilization. How do we make sure that ‌we not only use evaluation… Read more »

Participatory Evaluation Whiteboard Video

In this short video, we will provide you with an overview of participatory evaluation, describing briefly what it is and offering a few useful tips and tools for conducting participatory evaluation projects. In addition to discussing the principles of participatory evaluation, we will also provide an example of a participatory evaluation project and discuss our… Read more »

At the beginning of May PAN will be launching a new way to explore research and evaluation in what we are affectionately calling the Treehouse, where we will provide research and evaluation inspiration and capacity-building products for you and your team PAN’s team actively works on both research studies and evaluation projects and we have… Read more »

Are you a researcher or practitioner working on program design or evaluation? Would you like a better understanding of Systematic Reviews? Are you interested in Implementation Science? Join the MAP Centre for Urban Health Solutions at St. Michael’s Hospital for their workshop: The role of systematic reviews in intervention research. The event is free and… Read more »

The AHA Centre at Canadian Aboriginal AIDS Network (CAAN), is pleased to share a “soft launch” of  Volume 11 of the Journal of Indigenous HIV Research (JIHR). Volume 11’s theme is “Navigating Allyship: What does it mean to work together in service to the community?” and represents a partnership between the AHA Centre and the… Read more »

Testing technologies for different sexually transmitted and blood-borne infections (STBBIs) have been changing rapidly as new testing interventions are constantly being developed and introduced for wider use. Over the summer of 2020, PAN reached out to 17 of our members and allied stakeholders to talk with them about the changing testing landscape and how it might impact their work, including the HIV self-testing (HIVST)… Read more »

The Digital Sexual Health Initiative (DiSHI) describes themselves as “a group of researchers, program leaders, and policy-makers that have been working together since 2009 on studies about the individual, system and population impact of online and other digital public health interventions[.]” (DiSHI, 2020). DiSHI has shared a new resource – a report sharing preliminary results… Read more »

A new resource from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), developed by Harlan Pruden (who is nēhiyo/First Nations Cree and works as an Educator with the Chee Mamuk Program at BCCDC) and Travis Salway (who is an Assistant Professor of Health Sciences at Simon Fraser University), provides an introduction to Two-Spirit. This resource is… Read more »