Skip Ribbon Commands
Skip to main content
Health Promotion Capacity Building (HPCB) Topics and Resources

PHO’s Health Promotion Capacity Building team provides consultations and resources on a broad range of topics. These topics are listed below along with a couple of key resources for each: 

Health promotion skills and competencies

  • Foundations of health promotion
  • Skills for health promotion
  • Health unit capacity building plans

See all PHO resources related to health promotion skills and competencies

Featured resources:


Alcohol policy

  • Introduction to alcohol policy theory and research
  • Planning and implementing alcohol-related interventions at the local level
  • Introduction to national low-risk alcohol drinking guidelines
  • New information on emerging alcohol-related topics, including: pricing policies, municipal alcohol policies, and alcohol advertising

See all PHO resources related to alcohol

Featured resources:




  • Introduction to evaluating health promotion programs
  • Evaluating community partnerships
  • Developing Logic models
  • Developing indicators
  • Planning situational assessments


Featured resources:


Health communication

  • Overview of health communication campaigns
  • Social marketing
  • Managing the campaign development process
  • Audience analysis
  • Message development
  • Making the case for health promotion
  • Overview of social media in a public health context

See all PHO resources related to health communication

Featured resources:


Program planning

  • Introduction to health promotion planning
  • Setting priorities: Techniques and tools
  • Engaging in situational assessments
  • Developing logic models

See all PHO resources related to program planning

Featured resources:


Policy development

  • Introduction to policy development in health promotion
  • Introduction to by-law development for public health

See all PHO resources related to policy development

Featured resource:


Start the conversation

Contact us at or use our Online Service Request Form.


Page last reviewed:  
Page last updated: 10/05/2017 1:27 PM
Uncontrolled print copy. Valid only on day of Print: [date]
Page updated on [date/time] 10/05/2017 1:27 PM
© , Ontario Agency for Health Protection and Promotion