The work ImpactInstitute completed with the University of Newcastle has led to several positive outcomes, both for the FEiA program and the university more broadly.
- The revised Impact Measurement Plan will also enable collection of data about the program’s long-term impact on participants through surveying and observing young epidemiologists in PNG, tracking their progress from student to graduate, fellows, teachers and then leaders.
- The Impact Measurement Plan is linked to existing public health data that can inform how the program is contributing to the health of communities in PNG.
- The University of Newcastle is collaborating with other national FEiA programs to make the Impact Framework available for their use and establish a global approach to impact measurement for the FEiA program.
- The University of Newcastle is now reviewing their survey instruments to align them with the indicators identified during the development of the Impact Framework and Impact Measurement Plan.
- Overall, there is greater clarity on what is the right data to gather and when and utilise it as validation of the program based on the existing evidence.