School Based Health Services evaluation

Information on the School Based Health Services evaluation, including information about its purpose and timeframes.

The School Based Health Services (SBHS) evaluation will assist in developing a clear accountability framework for SBHS with a better reflection of te Tiriti o Waitangi principles and long-term system outcomes and performance measures for SBHS. This will support quality improvement and outcomes evaluation, to increase the contribution of SBHS to the health and well-being outcomes of young people.

The objectives of the SBHS evaluation are to:

  • ensure that SBHS contributes to achieving equity and improving outcomes for young people
  • set the standard for equitable, effective, and efficient SBHS
  • drive Quality Improvement
  • further build the evidence base for investment in and implementation of SBHS
  • inform any expansion of SBHS.

The evaluation approach

The evaluation is guided by a kaupapa Māori model. The evaluation team is guided by tikanga Māori values and use indigenous pūrakau to inform an iterative approach. Through this kaupapa Māori lens, our evaluators reflect on the information, knowledge and insights gathered to create a feedback loop and learning cycle. The evaluation is designed to integrate into the wider SBHS enhancement work programme.

The evaluation timeframes

The evaluation team completed a formative evaluation in 2021. During 2022, the focus is on quality improvement activities and undertaking a process evaluation. In 2023, the evaluation team will complete an outcomes evaluation.

The evaluation team (Malatest)

Malatest International

Malatest International is a New Zealand-based research and evaluation company. The Malatest team have carried out evaluations of health and social sector programmes since 2012.

Name About

Dr Deborah McLeod

Debbie is the managing director at Malatest, having worked in research and evaluation for the past thirty years with specialisation in the health and social sectors.

Tim Rowland

Tim is our Wellington director at Malatest. He has extensive experience in qualitative and quantitative evaluation, including a focus on collecting and reporting data to support quality improvement programmes.

Dr Lana Perese

Lana is our Auckland director at Malatest. She has had a broad career in research and evaluation with Pacific communities building on her academic career and work in policy at the Ministry of Pacific Peoples.

Carel Smith

Carel is our kaupapa Māori evaluation lead at Malatest, based in Auckland. She focuses on bringing a kaupapa Māori foundation to all of our work. She has more than ten years of experience in education within iwi and public sector environments.

Fofoa Pio

Fofoa is a senior research analyst at Malatest and is based in Auckland. Her evaluation work builds on her five years of experience in Public Health at a Pacific NGO and the Auckland Regional Public Health Service.

Harri Gibson

Harri is a senior research analyst at Malatest and is based in Wellington. He studied psychology and his work has a quantitative focus, drawing on his skills in data management and analysis.

Kerehi Warwick

Kerehi is a research analyst in Wellington. Prior to working for Malatest, she worked in the education sector delivering youth programmes and teaching Te Reo Māori. Kerehi has a strong passion for Māori development and the revitalisation of Te Reo Māori..

Dr Tara Pond

Tara is one of our research analysts at Malatest, based in Wellington. She has a strong background in quantitative and qualitative research and data collection and worked extensively with schools and youth health and wellbeing organisations for the National Youth Health and Wellbeing Survey.

Jane Apoiliu Stephen

Jane is one of our research analysts at Malatest, based in Auckland. She has more than ten years of experience in public health research in both the academic and non-profit research environments. She draws on her experience and connections with Pacific communities on many of our evaluations.

Lily Kennish

Lily is a research analyst based in Wellington. She has a background in economics and her work in evaluation has focused on the youth health and wellbeing sector including building relationships with schools and NGOs around New Zealand.

Paris Porter

Paris is one of our research analysts at Malatest, based in Wellington. She has a background in criminal justice and Te Reo Māori. She is skilled in data analysis and reporting, including work on evaluations for Oranga Tamariki.

Clair Miao

Clair is one of our research analysts at Malatest, based in Auckland. She has a strong background in quantitative and qualitative research, with research experience in both the academic and non-profit sectors. 

 

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