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Health Promotion Capacity Building


The HPCB unit was comprised of two health promotion resource centres (including the Alcohol Policy Network and The Health Communication Unit) that received annual funding from the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care. As of March 31, 2018, this funding has been discontinued and the services previously offered by HPCB will no longer be provided.

HPCB products and resources are still available below. If you have a question about a specific product, please email​.


Health promotion skills and competencies

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

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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

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


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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

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Program planning

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

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Policy development

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

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