Evaluation and Advisory
AHA evaluates health care programs; providing expert insight and advice about their appropriateness, effectiveness and efficiency. Our large team of skilled program evaluators systematically collect, analyse and interpret information about health programs and initiatives. The results are practical, evidence-based findings and recommendations to inform decision-making by government.
In today’s economic climate, public services must deliver more for less and AHA is rising to the challenge, innovating relentlessly and delivering the great outcomes this country needs. AHA is progressively receiving greater recognition for its innovative methods and is one of the most exciting and vibrant consultancies now active in Australia.
The expertise and experience of our staff, along with the rigorous processes employed, mean that our evaluations are an authoritative benchmark of quality.
AHA’s staff are not generalists. They are organised by area of knowledge and expertise which allows them to delve deeper into the specific area in which the client needs support. This ensures that the solutions we recommend are relevant, robust and realistic and it is from this position that we build true partnerships with our clients.
What makes the difference with AHA is the high calibre of the people we employ. They are outstanding high achievers, qualified professionals, who have the technical knowledge, ability and experience. They are pragmatic, always grounded, understand cultural differences and complexities, and completely committed to the final result of each project.
Our capability is demonstrated by our many projects successfully conducted across a wide range of settings – from small remote services to state-specific initiatives and major national programs. We consult with diverse stakeholders, including people from vulnerable consumer groups such as Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, Culturally and Linguistically Diverse communities and rural and remote communities.
Evaluations involve sensitive topics and working with potentially vulnerable people – for example in mental health, organ donation and the psychosocial response to bushfires. We use culturally appropriate approaches and are committed to dealing sensitively and ethically with vulnerable individuals.
Our approach to each project is informed by current evaluation theory and best practice. We favour a mixed-methods approach to allow triangulation of information from quantitative and qualitative sources, while minimising the impost on stakeholders.
AHA has a reputation for producing reports that are insightful and comprehensive, but also concise. We continually refine the ways information is presented to convey it most meaningfully. Reports comply with latest accessibility guidelines including WCAG 2.0.
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