Locally Driven Collaborative Projects – Cycle 5 Launch
15 March 2018
LDCP Cycle 5 has launched! Read on to see how we’re using collaboration at the local and provincial levels to tackle public health issues.
What is the LDCP program?
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. We focus on fostering partnerships, strengthening knowledge transfer, and creating scientifically sound and relevant projects.
Cycle 5 launch
We are pleased to announce the launch of cycle 5 of the LDCP program. The three new projects for this cycle are:
Cannabis misuse among youth
An examination of key messages, best practices, strategies and interventions to address cannabis misuse among youth.
Ontario Public Health Standard: Chronic Diseases and Injury Prevention, Wellness and Prevention of Injury and Substance Misuse
A provincial framework for healthy community design
Description: There is a need for a legislative framework in Ontario that compels municipalities to incorporate health unit feedback into the development approval, community design plans and evaluability assessment processes to ensure healthy natural/built environments are created
Ontario Public Health Standard: Healthy Environment
Best practices for collaborating with school boards and the Ministry of Education in relation to mental health
Ontario Public Health Standard: School Health