Evaluate Action and Continue Momentum
“Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much.”
You did it! After many weeks and months of hard work the focus you identified and the plan you created has finally gotten off the ground. You are on your way and you have every reason to be proud. Your next step is to monitor the initiative’s progress. If it’s working perfectly, you and your team deserve the satisfaction of knowing that. If adjustments need to be made, you’ll want to know about that too. And, in the worst case, you'll want to know if something is not working so you can figure out the best way to refocus and proceed. For these reasons, evaluation, and planning for sustainability after you evaluate is very important. It’s time to go back to the Assessment Tool(s) you used in Step 2 to evaluate and update your progress and report your outcomes.
After evaluation, as you continue to move forward sure to set the changes you have made into policy. The best way to do this is through your Local Wellness Policy.