Advocacy Toolbox:
Evaluating Policy and Legislation

This page has resources from leading public health and evaluation organizations.

  • Measuring advocacy and policy
  • How to evaluate an advocacy plan
TopicTitleTypeOrganizationDescription
Measuring advocacy and policyA Guide for Measuring Advocacy and Policy, 2007GuideAnne E. Casey FoundationThis extensive guide from the Anne E. Casey Foundation provides grantmakers, non-profit organizations, and evaluators a framework for evaluating advocacy and policy efforts. It focuses on naming the potential outcomes of advocacy work and identifying appropriate evaluation designs to measure these outcomes.
Measuring policyPerformance Measurement for Public Health Policy, 2012GuideAmerican Public Health Association (APHA) and the Public Health Foundation (PHF)This guide is for health departments involved in policy work and intended to help them measure and improve their policy activities. This tool provides a framework for health departments to measure their performance around policy and provides sample measures for each of the six categories of the framework: 1) Problem Identification & Definition, 2) Policy Analysis, 3) Policy Development & Adoption, 4) Education & Outreach, 5) Policy Implementation, and 6) Impact Evaluation