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PHO Grand Rounds: Building Evaluation Capacity in Public Health Units Using an Action Research Methodology
Tuesday, October 3, 2017 12:00 pm to 01:00 pm
Venue: By Webinar Only
Research and Collaboration
City: Toronto
Type: PHO Grand Rounds
Format: Webinar
Note: This is an open invitation, and may be forwarded to interested parties.
This presentation will share the findings of 10 Action Research projects that demonstrate effective strategies to strengthen evaluation capacity building (ECB) in Ontario Public Health Units (PHUs).  As part of an ongoing Locally Driven Collaborative Project (LDCP), 10 PHUs were recruited by the research team to test promising evaluation capacity building strategies within their units.  This session will share the results and explore the benefits of using an Action Research approach.
By the end of this session, participants will be able to:
  • Define action research and  distinguish it from other types of research.
  • Describe 10 successful ECB projects that used an action research methodology.
  • Identify key facilitators to implementing successful Evaluation Capacity Building initiatives 

Presenter: Louise Simmons

Louise Simmons holds a M.Sc. in Sciences de l’activité physique from the Université de Montréal. She is the Manager, Foundational Standards at the Eastern Ontario Health Unit and has been the Project Lead for the Locally Driven Collaborative Project focused on Evaluation Capacity Building since 2014.
Please note that you will receive details on how to join the webinar after registering for this event.
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