What evaluations were completed

Two evaluations of the Bloom program are planned. The Outcomes evaluation has been completed and is available here. The Process evaluation is underway and will be available in early 2017.


Why was the Bloom Program evaluated?

The evaluation of the Bloom Program provided valuable information about the delivery of an innovative community-pharmacy model and the role it can play in addressing mental health and addictions issues in Nova Scotia.

Who conducted the Bloom Program evaluation?

The evaluations have been led by program evaluation specialists and the Bloom Program Evaluation Advisory Committee, which is a subcommittee of the Bloom Program Steering Committee. The program evaluation specialists have worked closely with the development and implementation team members in the development, conduct, and drafting of the evaluation.

Who participated in the evaluation?

Data sources for the evaluation include anonymized patient charts, interviews, surveys, focus groups, and workshops. A wide range of perspectives are included:

  • Lead Bloom Program community pharmacists
  • Pharmacy staff
  • Bloom patients
  • Families and caregivers
  • Physicians
  • Community groups and service providers
  • Those involved in the development of the program

Who do I contact if I have questions?

If you have questions or would like more information about the evaluation please contact Lisa Jacobs at contact@bellaliant.net