Public health professionals and community stakeholders working to influence the development of healthy public policies have identified the need to better understand the merit, worth, and utility of these policies. Therefore, Public Health Ontario and the National Collaborating Centre for Healthy Public Policy have teamed up to present tools and resources for analyzing and evaluating healthy public policies. These tools will be shared along with a step process for evaluating these types of policies.
Florence Morestin, Research Officer, National Collaborating Centre for Healthy Public Policy (NCCHPP)
Florence Morestin joined the NCCHPP in March 2009 following many years working in international public health. Florence is trained in political science (IEP Aix-en-Provence) and community health (M.Sc., Université de Montréal). Her work at the NCCHPP deals with analysis and synthesis methods appropriate to the study of public policy. Her work seeks to help public health actors collect relevant evidence on public policies and use it to inform policy makers. Florence also contributes to the NCCHPP’s expertise in knowledge sharing.
Kim Bergeron, Health Promotion Consultant, Public Health Ontario
Kim Bergeron is a health promotion consultant focusing on healthy public policy and by-law development working on the Health Promotion Capacity Building team at Public Health Ontario. She has over nineteen years of experience working within and alongside the Ontario public health system to facilitate multidisciplinary partnerships to create healthy, sustainable communities. She has provided consulting services to a number of provincial government programs working towards policy change, program development, and improving standards of practice. Kim holds a doctorate in kinesiology and health studies with a focus on health and the built environment from Queen’s University and a master of health studies from Athabasca University.
By the end of the webinar, participants will be able to:
• Understand three types of healthy public policy evaluation
• Recognize the importance of analyzing and evaluating policies
• Reflect on how the information provided can be applied to their own work
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