A strong evaluation and measurement plan is critical to ensuring that your diabetes program is meeting set goals and objectives. It provides tangible evidence of success to share with stakeholders, including upper management and employees. In addition, acting on evaluation results allows for continuous quality improvement of your program/initiatives and helps you to continue to meet the needs of your covered population.
When you include evaluation and measurement in your program strategy you can:
- Measure change overall or in a specific population
- Demonstrate value to your organization
- Get feedback to improve your program
- Compare the success of different initiatives
Before a program strategy for diabetes management is implemented, an evaluation plan should be developed, including identifying and quantifying the resources you need to make it happen.