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Resources for Planning Health Promotion Programs

Developing an evidence-informed program is an essential part of program planning in health promotion. Planning includes strategic program and operational planning components, as well as a series of decisions based on collecting and analyzing a wide range of information.

The new edition of the Planning Health Promotion Programs Introductory Workbook helps readers understand and navigate the six steps needed to plan an evidence-informed health promotion program. The workbook features interactive worksheets, additional examples, supplementary resources and tips. This is the first edition to contain health equity information. 

Public Health Ontario (PHO) wishes to acknowledge the historical contributions of the National Collaborating Centre of Methods and Tools at McMaster University towards the Online Health Program Planner – a resource cited and adapted to inform the content of this workbook.

To access the new workbook:
  1. Click on the Workbook button

  2. Select Open.

  3. Click Extract All.

The interactive workbook and worksheets replace the Online Health Program Planner, which will no longer be available as of early 2019.

For more information, please contact​.




PHO has developed a variety of other resources to help you accomplish your program planning goals.

Focus On: Situational assessment
At A Glance: Six steps to planning
a health promotion program
Focus On: Logic Model-A planning and evaluation tool
Situational assessment Six steps to planning a health promotion program OHPP
 Read the report Read more ​Read more
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