Evaluating the Programme

There are a number of outputs from the Early Adopter Phase that we hope will shape and inform the future of this programme. These resources can also offer ongoing support to areas adopting or progressing with Whole System Approaches.

Public Health Scotland commissioned a process evaluation of the early adopter phase.  The full process evaluation report can be read here.

In June 2023 OAS published a description and analysis of the type of actions that had arisen from the mapping workshops of the Early Adopter Phase.  This report captures the innovation and practice in local areas.  Read Innovation and Practice: Developing Whole System Approaches to Diet and Healthy Weight in Scotland.

OAS also undertook an Internal Evaluation to assess and reflect on our own role in the programme. It is hoped that this will assist with, strengthen and shape any future WSA work or to help guide any future OAS projects. This complements and sits alongside the other evaluations that have been undertaken across the programme.The internal evaluation report can be read here

As a result of learning from the early adopter phase OAS worked with University of Edinburgh to identify the evidence based levers that exist at a local level in Scotland that could help support healthy diets and healthy weight.  The resulting report Local Levers for Diet and Healthy Weight is designed to support current and future activity across Scotland.



Other evaluations - Public Health Intervention Responsive Studies Team (PHIRST)

Two areas applied for NIHR funded PHIRST evaluations.

More on the Midlothian and West Lothian evaluation can be found here.

More on the Dundee evaluation can be found here.