Practical guide for design, monitoring, evaluation and prevention programs



Olatz Ribera Almandoz and David Pere Martínez Oró.

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Key words. Evaluation, evidence, good practices, quality, public policies, prevention programs, processes, implementation, monitoring, gender perspective, Logic Model, diagnosis, guidelines, protocols.
General objective. The objective of the guide is to offer a useful and applied tool to guide the processes of design, monitoring and evaluation of preventive programs, which serves as a simple and intuitive basis to guide and advise those entities that want to improve the quality of their programs.
Summary. Based on the Logic Model methodology, the guide explains, step by step, the phases to follow to design, monitor and evaluate prevention programs. Ultimately, implementing an intervention Logic Model involves creating a quality planning and evaluation system that ensures the logical interconnection between the different program components. As the EMCDDA points out in “The European Quality Standards for Drug Dependence Prevention”, the elaboration of a logic model will increase the potential effectiveness of intervention programs by adjusting and ensuring internal coherence between:

  • Detected needs, program objectives and indicators.
  • The indicators and the theoretical models on which the intervention is based (working hypotheses).
  • The objectives, the specific actions planned and the available resources.
  • Objectives, indicators and expected results.