The Locally Driven Collaborative Projects (LDCP) is designed to help health units meet the foundational standard of the Ontario Public Health Standards by facilitating participation, engagement and uptake of applied research and program evaluation. The designated funding for this stream will allow public health units in partnership with associations, community partners and researchers to explore a topic, intervention or program related to critical public health issues. This session will provide participants with an overview of the 2012 LDCP, including: the priority setting process, program goals and timelines, and upcoming collaborative team building workshops.
Presenter: Vinita Haroun and Lea Narciso
Vinita Haroun is the Manager, Research and Ethics with the Knowledge Services team at Public Health Ontario. She plays a leading role in developing and delivering research and ethics support services for the organization and broader public health sector. Her team leads the development and delivery of two streams of the SRKE (Supporting Research and Knowledge Exchange) program, the Locally Driven Collaborative Projects and ethics support services.
Lea Narciso is the Research Facilitator supporting the Locally Driven Collaborative Projects stream. She works closely with collaborative teams to support the development of project proposals and advise on collaborative approaches to research and evaluation. She manages and coordinates the submission and expert review processes as well as supports the ongoing implementation and monitoring of projects.
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