Culture Counts: A Guide to Best Practices for Developing Health promotion Initiatives in Mental Health and Substance Use with
In Chapter 3 - Gather and analyze information
- Consult with community key informants and members to determine what type of health initiative is needed.
- Focus groups and other information-gathering methods should be conducted in the language participants are most comfortable
- Facilitators, moderators and interviewers should be community members and should be given training if they do not have experience
in these roles.
- Use a mixture of research methods to gather both qualitative and quantitative data.
- Gather information before deciding what issue the initiative will address and what form of initiative will be used.
- Where possible take both written notes and electronic recordings of meetings and interviews.
- Determine who the intended audience for the initiative will be.
- Gather information needed for process and outcome evaluations as determined in your evaluation plan.