Four Steps to Implementing the SNAP-Ed Framework in West Virginia
West Virginia University Extension is the sole SNAP-Ed implementing agency with 5 sub-awards. We found that in order to implement the framework successfully throughout our diverse programs, it required a certain recipe:
Step 1: Prioritize
Really focus in on the needs of the state/community and prioritize.
Step 2: Negotiate
Involve staff, sub-awards and partners in the discussion.
Getting in line with recommended programs in the SNAP-Ed Toolkit and aligning outcomes and measures in the SNAP-Ed Evaluation Framework and Interpretive Guide may require removing/revamping some programs and processes.
Step 3: Consolidate
After getting feedback from stakeholders, determine programs and measures based on those that are recommended in the SNAP-Ed Toolkit and the SNAP-Ed Evaluation Framework Interpretive Guide.
Measuring direct education outcomes requires more data entry so using fewer surveys is ideal.
Step 4: Integrate
Change reporting processes and measurement tools in phases and with continual feedback from partners.
(Repeat as needed)