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.

Workbook

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.
  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.

Resources

Event

PHO Grand Rounds: The 2020-21 Influenza Season - Hope for the best, plan for the worst (Repeat presentation)

Very little influenza circulated in the Southern Hemisphere during the 2020 respiratory virus season, potentially due to measures to control COVID-19. It is possible that little influenza will circulate in the Northern Hemisphere as well, however it is important to plan for possible co-circulation of COVID-19, influenza and other respiratory viruses. 

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Updated 22 Oct 2019