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Planning Health Promotion Programs: Resources

Over the past 30 years, the field of health promotion has developed as a way of acting on the root causes of health and wellness. An essential aspect of this is careful planning of evidence-informed, health promotion programs.  Planning includes strategic, program and operational planning components, and involves a series of decisions based on collecting and analyzing a wide range of information.

To provide a foundation for program planning, we have recently updated the Planning Health Promotion Programs: Introductory workbook. This resource explains the six steps involved in planning an evidence-informed health promotion program. To complement the workbook, a series of audio presentations provide a brief overview of each step. For more resources, visit the Online Health Program Planner, a collection of interactive worksheets to help make planning efficient and comprehensive.

The following resources are designed to support evidence-informed program planning. Together, these resources can assist public health practitioners in planning high quality and evidence-informed programs.


Image of lightbulb and planning guide  Introductory workbook 

Audio presentations

Focus On: Situational assessment
At A Glance: Six steps to planning
a health promotion program
Online Health Program Planner
Situational assessment Six steps to planning a health promotion program OHPP
 Read the report Read more ​Launch the planner

These products were developed by PHO’s Health Promotion Capacity Building team. The HPCB team focuses on building capacity in core competency areas of public health including program planning and evaluation, healthy public policies and bylaws including alcohol policy, health communication and social marketing, community and stakeholder engagement, and other health promotion topics.
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