Evaluation capacity building for Gippsland Primary Health Network

Project Info


  • Gippsland Primary Health Network

Client Type

  • PHN

Financial Year

  • 2018

Services Provided

  • Evaluation
  • Training


  • Victoria

Gippsland PHN identified the need to build capacity of their staff in evaluation. LivSmart designed, developed and delivered an information session, training needs analysis and one-day workshop on evaluation.

The Latrobe Health Innovation Zone (LHIZ) was established in response to the Hazelwood Mine Inquiry and aims to improve the health and wellbeing of the Latrobe community. Among many activities in the zone, GPHN has established a project that aims to: reduce smoking rates, improve participation in population-based cancer screening programs (breast, bowel and cervical) and improve screening for other diseases through opportunistic encounters within the local health system.

Working together with Larter Consulting, HMA was engaged to provide evaluation advice and support to the GPHN LHIZ Project team.

As part of developing the evaluation framework, Gippsland PHN identified the need to build capacity of all PHN staff in evaluation. To meet this need, LivSmart delivered an information session to introduce staff to the capacity building framework and evaluation, designed and conducted a survey to identify training needs and held a one-day capacity-building workshop for staff informed by results of the survey.

The capacity-building project commenced in August 2018 and was completed in December 2018.