Evaluating MECC

Incorporating evaluation within programmes from the outset will help to evaluate what benefits they introduce and how effective they are. This is particularly important for new methods, although will also help to continually evaluate more established tools.

Monitoring can take a number of different forms, any may include reviewing individual measures; organisational measures of staff engagement and motivation; the use of return on investment (ROI) tools; and review of qualitative and or quantitative data.

There are a number of tools to assist you: 

MECC Evaluation Framework

A framework developed to support the implementation of MECC and an aid for evaluating interventions and programmes.


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Evaluation of weight management, physical activity and dietary interventions

An introductory guide to the evaluation of public health programmes and interventions.


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Evaluation of the Gosport Borough Council Making Every Contact Count Pilot

Evaluation of a local pilot, used to inform a set of recommendations for organisations seeking to roll out and embed MECC.


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Wessex Making Every Contact Count (MECC)

Pilot Evaluation executive summary


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NICE Return on Investment (RoI) Tools


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Article on MECC Evaluation 2013


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Article in the Lancet

Screening and brief intervention for obesity in primary care


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Everyday Interactions: Measuring the Public Health Impact of Healthcare Professionals


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Making the Vital Visible: Every Day Interactions

Blog post


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Wessex MECC Pilot Evaluation Report


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Work redesign and health promotion interventions

A literature review to evaluate work redesign and health promotion in healthcare organisations.


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