Operations: The Biggest Obstacle
Survey completion is our biggest obstacle. Though we had little problem with survey distribution, the parent may somehow lose the form or leave it incomplete due to a language or literacy barrier. Also, clipboards and pens go missing all too frequently.
To help overcome these obstacles, make sure your screening tool is available in the languages your community needs and, to the extent possible, that a person trained to explain the tool to parents also speaks the applicable language(s).
Evaluate program effectiveness at regular intervals and make changes accordingly. It’s more efficient and effective than running around and “putting out fires.”