The evaluation of the TIS program for 2018-19 to 2021-22 was split into a two-part process. The Cultural and Indigenous Research Centre Australia (CIRCA) conducted part A of the TIS evaluation. The organisation that conducted part B was the Australian National University (ANU).
The Monitoring and Evaluation Framework for the TIS program 2018-19 to 2021-22 is available here. This document provides a framework for part A of the evaluation of the TIS program, and includes information on:
A preliminary evaluation report of the TIS program was produced by CIRCA. The report provides an evaluation of the first year of the TIS program (Jan – Dec 2016), with a focus on the regional tobacco control grants delivering localised Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander tobacco interventions. A number of recommendations are made to further enhance outcomes from the program, which are directed at the Government, the Department of Health, and key program stakeholders.
The final evaluation of the TIS program from 2015-2018 was produced by CIRCA, and released in March 2019. The evaluation looked at: how effective the TIS program is; how well it meets the needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities; and whether it’s on target to achieve its long term goals. The report found that the program is on track to achieve long-term objectives to reduce tobacco use among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
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