Center TRT Evaluation Materials
Center TRT developed an evaluation logic model and evaluation plan for the Connecticut Breastfeeding Initiative (CBI), a systems approach to assisting hospitals become designated as Baby-Friendly. The logic model is intended to guide the evaluation process (as opposed to the planning process); the evaluation plan focuses on the implementation and effectiveness of an approach like the CBI in changing hospital/maternity facility policies and practices to be supportive of breastfeeding initiation and exclusivity. The evaluation addresses the reach, adoption, extent of implementation and effectiveness of the CBI project in changing policies and practices related to breastfeeding promotion with new or expectant mothers. The evaluation is a pre-post design with no comparison group. This evaluation plan provides guidance on evaluation questions and types and sources of data for both process and outcome evaluation. If you are interested in answering evaluation questions not listed in the evaluation plan, please refer to the list of additional evaluation questions here. We suggest a variety of data collection tools throughout the evaluation plan.
Evaluation Materials Developed by Connecticut
The CBI project evaluators created several materials for its evaluation that are also available for your use. Some of these tools have been incorporated into the evaluation plan that Center TRT developed. Please note that Center TRT has not reviewed these tools.
Please provide credit to the Connecticut Department of Public Health and the Connecticut Breastfeeding Coalition, when reproducing materials in the original, or adapted, form:
CBI Hospital Breastfeeding Committee Face Sheet - Describes the methods, protocol, and rationale for interviews with each hospital’s breastfeeding committee or representatives.
CBI Hospital Breastfeeding Committee Interview Questions – Provides the script and interview guide for interviews with the hospitals’ breastfeeding committees.
CBI Maternity Staff Web Survey – Provides the rationale for and introduction to the survey, along with the survey questions.