Evaluation support for the Latrobe Health Innovation Zone – Gippsland Primary Health Network

Project Info


  • Gippsland PHN
  • Larter Consulting

Client Types

  • Consultant
  • PHN

Financial Year

  • 2018-19

Health Area

  • Primary health

Service Provided

  • Health program evaluations


  • Victoria

[NB: copied from Jobs summary]

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, Gippsland Primary Health Network (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. Key tasks include:

  • support to refine the program logic and co-design a meta-evaluation framework
  • support to identify key sources of data (quantitative and qualitative), appropriate data collection time points and key performance indicators for monitoring throughout
  • capacity building workshops with GPHN staff on evaluation implementation and techniques.

The project was completed in June 2019.