The Locally Driven Collaborative Projects (LDCP) program brings public health units together to develop and run research projects on issues of shared interest related to the Ontario Public Health Standards. Working collaboratively on an LDCP helps public health units build partnerships with each other and with students, academics, and organizations that are doing related work. As public health unit staff develop and lead projects, they strengthen their skills in research and project management, and ensure that the results of these projects are directly relevant to the work of Ontario’s public health units.
Strengthening the public health system by facilitating collaboration so the field can work together to conduct applied research and evaluation on an identified key public health issues.
The LDCP program operates in four phases to help public health units work together to prioritize ideas for projects, develop proposals, implement their projects, and move their project’s findings into action to improve public health programs or policy. We launch the process to prioritize ideas for new LDCPs approximately every two years.
Public Health Ontario funds approved LDCP projects and supports participants throughout all phases, including:
Current information on what's going on with the LDCP program.
LDCP teams' final reports and activities.
Public health unit staff, academics and students all have the opportunity to get involved.