This collection of short (under 10 minute), introductory-level audio presentations are designed to build capacity for evidence-informed health promotion practice. Topics covered include planning, evaluation, health communication, policy development in general and alcohol policy development in particular.
These audio presentations are designed for practitioners who are new to a particular health promotion topic or skill, experienced individuals who are seeking a refresher and team leaders who are looking for structured models to apply across a group of employees, stakeholders or a specific project. The mandate of the Public Health Ontario's Health Promotion Capacity Building team is to support Ontario-based practitioners. However, these audio presentations are relevant for all those working in a Canadian context.
Each series of audio presentations covers a different topic or skill area. In general, upon completion of a series, you will be able to:
Each audio presentation is less than 10 minutes in length. These presentations include audio so speakers or headphones are required.
The focus of this audio presentation series is on the role of a comprehensive, policy-led approach to mitigating alcohol-related harms. The basics of policy as a health promotion strategy are introduced. World Health Organization research about key alcohol policy approaches for public health practitioners and policy-makers are explained.
Basics of Policy
In the first part, find out about the learning objectives for this series of presentations, learn about what policy is, and what makes for a ‘good’ health promoting policy.
Basics of Alcohol Policy
In part two, learn about the three broad evidence-informed tiers of alcohol policy and specific policy strategies within each.
Burden of Alcohol
Part three covers the burden of alcohol, which justifies the need for alcohol policies.
How alcohol policies can affect change and reduce the burden of alcohol is covered in part four. Policy facilitators and barriers are discussed as well.
Summary and Resources
Take home messages and supplementary resources are provided in part five, the final presentation in this series.
This audio presentation provides a brief overview of the six steps involved in planning evidence-informed health promotion programs. This presentation complements the introductory workbook.
Overview of the six-step planning processFind out about the learning objectives for the series, learn about the benefits of planning, and learn the six steps involved in the process.
Manage the planning processLearn about step 1 in the planning process, and explore tips and tricks to manage the process and develop a workplan.
Conduct a situational assessmentFocus on situational assessment and discuss strategies to help you communicate your step 2 results.
Set goals, audiences of interest and objectivesFocus on differitating goals and objectives, defining audiences, and writing outcome objectives.
Choose strategies and activities and assign resourcesLearn to differentiate between strategies and activities, and write process objectives.
Develop indicators and review the planFocus on developing appropriate indicators, reviewing the program plan with a critical lense, and provides further support for the full process.
This six part audio presentation describes a ten-step process for evaluating health promotion programs. It complements the introductory workbook.
Overview of the ten-step evaluation processA definition of evaluation and a synopsis of the ten steps to conducting one.
Clarify the program.To plan a program evaluation, you need clarity about the program and what it is intended to accomplish.
Engage stakeholders.This step will help define information needs and intended uses of the evaluation.
Assess resources and evaluaibility. This step helps ensure the evaluation can be completed successfully with the resources available.
Determine evaluation questions.This step is about focusing the evaluation by selecting the most important questions, and identifying evaluation approaches that best suit those questions.
Determine appropriate methods of measurement and procedures. This step allows you to explore how, when and from whom you will collect data.
Develop evaluation plan. Learn about writing a plan to pull together the description of your program and how its activities link with the intended results.
Collect data. This step includes specifying and implementing procedures, pilot testing data collection tools and training data collectors.
Process data and analyse results. This step allows you to make sense of the data collected, and help answer the evaluation questions.
Interpret and disseminate results. This step is about explaining the significance of and sharing the results.
Apply evaluation findings. This step focuses on using the results to direct change and new thinking.
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