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Seminar: Policy Development at a Glance
Thursday, November 28, 2013 10:30 am to 11:30 am
Venue: online
Health Promotion
City: Online
Format: Webinar
In this webinar, we provide an overview of the eight steps to developing healthy public policy. The steps include:
1. describing the problem
2. assessing readiness
3. developing goals, setting objectives and policy options
4. identifying decision-makers and influencers
5. building support
6. writing and/or revising the policy
7. implementing the policy
8. evaluating the policy.
As we examine the eight steps, we will highlight the ‘how’ and ‘why’ of each step, and bring the most challenging steps to life with examples. To close, we identify additional resources and tools, and describe our training and consultation services. 

Who should attend?

The goal of the workshop is to help health promotion and public health practitioners work toward healthy public policies. We recommend these sessions for anyone seeking definitions, tools, resources and organized approaches to policy development. Both front line staff and managers or team leaders who train or advise staff/volunteers will find this session useful.

Presenter: Kim Bergeron

Kim Bergeron is a health promotion field support specialist, Bylaw and Policy Development, with the Health Promotion, Chronic Disease and Injury Prevention department at Public Health Ontario.
Kim has over nineteen years of experience working within and alongside the Ontario public health system to facilitate multidisciplinary partnerships to create healthy, sustainable communities. She has provided consulting services to a number of provincial government programs working towards policy change, program development, and improving standards of practice. Kim holds a doctorate in health studies with a focus on health and the built environment from Queen’s University and a master of health studies from Athabasca University.

Learning objectives

• Recall and explain the eight steps for policy development
• Reflect on how the model can be applied to your own  work
• Know how to access PHO products and services to support your policy efforts.


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