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Locally Driven Collaborative Projects
2016 LDCP team leads and the PHO LDCP team

The Locally Driven Collaborative Projects (LDCP) program brings public health units together to develop and run research projects on issues of shared interest related to the Ontario Public Health Standards. Working collaboratively on an LDCP helps public health units build partnerships with each other and with students, academics, and organizations that are doing related work. As public health unit staff develop and lead projects, they strengthen their skills in research and project management, and ensure that the results of these projects are directly relevant to the work of Ontario’s public health units.


Strengthening the public health system by facilitating collaboration so the field can work together to conduct applied research and evaluation on an identified key public health issues.


  • To foster the development of collaborative partnerships among health units and between health units and other stakeholders
  • To increase the capacity of health units to implement applied research and evaluation projects that are scientifically-sound and feasible, and produce relevant knowledge for the Ontario public health system
  • To strengthen and sustain knowledge transfer among health units and between health units and other stakeholders

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The LDCP program operates in four phases to help public health units work together to prioritize ideas for projects, develop proposals, implement their projects, and move their project’s findings into action to improve public health programs or policy. We launch the process to prioritize ideas for new LDCPs approximately every two years.   

Public Health Ontario funds approved LDCP projects and supports participants throughout all phases, including:

  • Facilitated process for initial priority setting 
  • Focused research facilitation 
  • Training and skill development on a wide range of topics 
  • Knowledge exchange opportunities
  • Resources and tools 
  • Infrastructure for virtual collaboration
What's happening?
Project reports & activities
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Current information on what's going on with the LDCP program.

LDCP teams' final reports and activities.


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Public health unit staff, academics and students all have the opportunity to get involved.

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PHO’s LDCP team is here to help! Email questions to
For more information about how LDCP works, see the current LDCP participation guidelines
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