Evaluation Toolkit for Breastfeeding Programs and Projects

June 2012

6. Resources

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6.1 Documents relating to the Australian policy context:

Australian Government 2008, Response to The Best Start: report on the inquiry into the health benefits of breastfeeding, Commonwealth Government of Australia, viewed June 2012, For more information please visit Parliament of Australia website.

Australian Health Ministers’ Conference 2009, The Australian National Breastfeeding Strategy 2010-2015. Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing, Canberra, viewed May 2012,

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare 2011, National breastfeeding indicators: workshop report, AIHW, viewed May 2012,

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare 2011, 2010 Australian national infant feeding survey: indicator results, AIHW, viewed May 2012,

Commonwealth of Australia 2007, The Best Start: report of the 2007 House of Representatives Parliamentary Inquiry into the health benefits of breastfeeding, House Standing Committee on Health and Ageing, viewed May 2012, For more information please visit Inquiry into Breastfeeding.

Commonwealth of Australia 2010, National Women’s Health Policy 2010, Commonwealth Department of Health and Ageing, viewed May 2012,

Hector, DJ 2011, “Complexities and subtleties in the measurement and reporting of breastfeeding practices”, International Breastfeeding Journal vol 6, viewed May 2012.

Osborne, D, Economus, L, Sparham, L 2009, Exploratory Research Regarding Infant Feeding Attitudes and Behaviours, Woolcott Research for the Commonwealth Department of Health and Ageing, viewed May 2012, www.health.gov.au/internet/main/publishing.nsf/Content/B4D6F3BD03FE218ECA2576BA001CC322/$File/FINAL%20Infant%20Feeding%20Report%20-%2016.06.09.pdf (This website link was valid at the time of submission)

Webb, K, Marks, GC, Lund-Adams, M, Rutishauser IHE, Abramah, B 2001, Towards a national system for monitoring breastfeeding in Australia: recommendations for population indicators, definitions and next steps, Australian Food and Nutrition Monitoring Unit, viewed May 2012,

6.2 International resources specific to the evaluation of breastfeeding programs:

Lung’aho, MS, Huffman SL, Labbok MH, Sommerfelt, E, Baker, J 1996, Tool kit for monitoring and evaluating breastfeeding practices and programs, Wellstart International, viewed May 2012.

Shealy, KR, Li, R, Benton-Davis, S, Grummer-Strawn, LM (2005) The CDC Guide to Breastfeeding Interventions, United States Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, viewed May 2012, For more information please visit Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The World Bank 1999, Nutrition monitoring and evaluation: a guidebook for nutrition project managers in developing countries (Toolkit No. 8), International Food and Nutrition Center, Tufts University School of Nutrition Science and Policy, viewed June 2012. For more information please visit World Bank website.

World Health Organization, LINKAGES 2003, Infant and young child feeding: a tool for assessing national practices, policies and programmes, World Health Organization, viewed May 2012, For more information please visit WHO website.

World Health Organization, UNICEF, Wellstart International 1999, Baby-friendly hospital initiative (BFHI) monitoring and reassessment tool, viewed May 2012.

6.3 Useful health or human services program evaluation toolkits currently in use in Australia:

Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing 2010, National Healthy School Canteens Evaluation Toolkit, Commonwealth of Australia, viewed May 2012,
For more information please visit 2010 National Healthy School Canteens Guidelines.

Eagar, K, Senior, K, Fildes, D, Quinsey, K, Owen, A, Yeatman, H, Gordon, R, Posner, N 2003, The Caring Communities Evaluation Tool Kit: A compendium of tools to aid in the evaluation of palliative care projects, Centre for Health Service Development, University of Wollongong, viewed May 2012.

National Health and Medical Research Council 2007 (updated 2009), National Statement on Ethical Conduct in Human Research, Australian Government, viewed May 2012.

Round, R, Marshall, B & Horton, K 2005 (reprinted 2008), Planning for effective health promotion evaluation, Victorian Government Department of Human Services, viewed May 2012.

South Australian Community Health Research Unit 2008, Planning and Evaluation Wizard, Flinders University, viewed May 2012.

Victorian Government, updated 18 January 2011, Department of Health, viewed May 2012, For more information please visit Victorian Public Health and Wellbeing Plan 2011-2015.

6.4 Overseas health program evaluation resources:

Administration for Children and Families 2010, The Program Manager's Guide to Evaluation, US Department of Health and Human Services, viewed May 2012,

Bond, SL, Boyd, SE & Rapp, KA 1997, Taking Stock. A Practical Guide to Evaluating Your Own Programs. Chapel Hill, NC: Horizon Research, Inc., viewed May 2012.

Health Canada 2000, Guide to project evaluation: a participatory approach, Public Health Agency of Canada, viewed May 2012,

Innovation Network undated, viewed May 2012,

Office of the Associate Director for Program - Program Evaluation undated, CDC Framework for program evaluation in public health, Center for Disease Control and Prevention, viewed May 2012.

Reproductive Health Response in Conflict Consortium 2004, Monitoring and Evaluation Toolkit, Heilbrunn Department of Population and Family Health, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University, viewed May 2012.

Washington State Department of Health undated, AssessNow, viewed May 2012,

W.K. Kellogg Foundation 1998, W.K. Kellogg Foundation Evaluation Handbook, viewed May 2012.

6.5 Stakeholder identification resources:

Bowen, R 2011, Performing a stakeholder analysis, Bright Hub, viewed May 2012.

Bryson, J 2004, What to do when stakeholders matter: stakeholder identification and analysis techniques, Public Management Review 6(1): 21-53, viewed May 2012.

Kennon N, Howden P, Hartley M undated, Who really matters? A stakeholder analysis tool, Department of Primary Industries, Victoria, viewed June 2012.