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Seminar: Conducting Situational Assessments
Friday, April 17, 2015 10:30 am to 11:30 am
Venue: online only
Health Promotion
City: Online
Format: Webinar

In this webinar, we will provide an overview of how to conduct a situational assessment. Situational assessments are a snapshot of the present used to plan the future. They focus on the population of interest, trends, and issues that may affect your programming and the wants, needs, and assets of the community. Results from a situational assessment can be used throughout the planning process to choose goals, target audiences and outcome objectives and to identify the most promising strategies and activities. Facilitated by a planning specialist from Health Promotion Capacity Building Services at Public Health Ontario, this webinar will provide a step-by-step model for conducting situational assessments.  


Allison Meserve is a health promotion consultant focusing on program planning and evaluation in the health promotion capacity building services at Public Health Ontario. Allison has had various roles in public health over the past fifteen years, including a program manager of a social marketing program targeting youth and an internal evaluator for a large community based organization.  For the past six years, she has been providing evaluation, research and ethics support to public health practitioners. 

Learning objectives

By the end of the webinar, participants will be able to:

•  Understand and apply the 6 steps for conducting a situational assessment in their work 

• Know what types of evidence to use and where to find it

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