Apr 30, 2020
Getting To Outcomes (GTO) is a ten-step implementation support process for comprehensive planning, implementation guidance, and evaluation of programs and community initiatives. Research has shown that organizations that use GTO improve their programs and get better outcomes than organizations that do not use GTO.
This guide is a streamlined version adapted from the Air Force guide to meet the unique needs of the Air National Guard (ANG). It provides guidance on how to plan, implement, and evaluate various types of programs, policies, practices, and processes (P4). The guidance includes examples of evidence-based brief P4 and measures for how to evaluate them in the ANG. Each chapter has tools that provide guidance on how to make the many decisions needed to plan and evaluate P4. These tools then serve as a written record of those decisions that can be reviewed later.
Each chapter contains a brief overview of the steps and their importance, including key definitions; helpful tips and resources for completing the steps; detailed instructions for completing each tool; and a hypothetical scenario in which a wing Community Action Team works on their Community Action Plan. This hypothetical team is addressing responsible alcohol use, and examples of each of the completed tools for a P4 addressing alcohol misuse are included in each chapter.
The guide also includes appendixes with evidence-informed P4 and evaluation measures for three content areas that were selected by ANG leadership: healthy relationships and communication, responsible alcohol use, and work-life balance.
GTO Step 1 — Identifying Priority Problems to Address
GTO Step 2 — Setting Goals and Desired Outcomes
GTO Steps 3, 4, and 5 — Assessing and Selecting Effective P4
GTO Step 6 — Planning for P4 Implementation and Evaluation
GTO Steps 7, 8, 9, and 10 — Using Evaluation to Improve P4
GTO Glossary of Terms
Assembling Your CAP Document
Healthy Relationships and Communication Interventions and Measures
Responsible Alcohol Use Interventions and Measures
Work-Life Balance Interventions and Measures