MAKING CONNECTIONS EVALUATION
Conducted by The Department of Child and Family Studies at the University of South Florida (USF), the purpose of this evaluation is to understand how communities improve the mental health and wellbeing of men and boys. Evaluation results will provide continuous feedback to grantees and community partners in order to enhance and improve program implementation as well as cross-site findings to the Prevention Institute and Movember Foundation.
What approaches do various communities prioritize to improve mental wellbeing for men and boys?
- Which are most likely to be successfully scalable?
- How have the activities and approaches been adjusted to respond to COVID-19?
What are the barriers and facilitators to successful project implementation across different sites?
- To what extent do projects continuously align with the goals of the Initiative?
- What and how are the projects utilizing gendered approaches during implementation?
What factors influence participant engagement?
- Are gendered and other approaches are successful at engaging the population of focus?
- Are some strategies more effective than others? If so, which ones?
- What practices impact sustained engagement by the population of focus?
How effective are grantee approaches in improving the mental health and wellbeing of men and boys?
- What are some essential elements in improving mental wellbeing for men and boys?
- How do the results vary by different groups of men and boys, organizational/community setting and types of projects?