After Action Review
Recommended after an actual public health event
The After Action Review (AAR) is a qualitative, structured review of the actions taken in response to an actual public health event as a means of identifying and documenting best practices, gaps and lessons. The review seeks to identify immediate and longer term corrective actions for future responses. An AAR can focus on a single, specific function or on a broad set of functions, covering one or more sectors involved in the response.
The benefits of an AAR
The AAR allows learning from an actual experience.
- Practical manual for planning, conducting and evaluating an AAR
- Training, to build capacity for independent planning and conduct of an AAR
- Developing a network to exchange experiences, best practices and lessons learned
|AAR process||AAR types|
Single or multi-function review - narrow scope
Health sector review – medium scope
Multisectoral review – full scale