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PHO Webinar: Promoting Health: A (re)introduction to program planning

Many health promoters in Ontario have spent the COVID-19 pandemic reassigned to the pandemic response, away from health promotion work. In light of this, Public Health Ontario (PHO) is hosting a three-part webinar series that aims to re-familiarize health promoters with key concepts in health promotion. The series will also benefit professionals in both public and community health who wish to learn more about health promotion.

In the second session of the series, Andrea Bodkin, Senior Program Specialist at PHO, will introduce PHO’s six step process for planning health promotion programs, and draw the connections between program planning, health equity and sustainability. Following this, Lisa Gallant, Program Specialist at Niagara Region Public Health will provide an example of a program that was planned using PHO’s six step process.

Intended audience:
Health promoters working at public health units, community health centres, and NGOs in Ontario. Managers and directors at similar organizations, as well as public health/health promotion students, are a secondary audience.

Présentateur(s): Andrea Bodkin and Lisa Gallant

Andrea Bodkin, MPH, has worked in health promotion and public health since 2003. As Senior Program Specialist in Health Promotion with Public Health Ontario, Andrea brings her enthusiasm and expertise for planning in all forms, evaluation, community engagement, partnership development and facilitation to public health units across Ontario. Andrea holds a Master’s degree in Public Health with a specialty in Health Promotion from Deakin University in Melbourne, Australia.

Lisa Gallant is a Program Specialist at Niagara Region Public Health. As part of this role, she is creating a robust planning, measurement and evaluation plan for health promotion work that can improve health and health equity of Niagara residents. Lisa specializes in participatory health promotion planning, healthy public policies and strengthening community action to influence environments that can have the greatest impact on fostering good health and wellbeing. She values the importance of health promoting initiatives and strengthening relationships with local partners to advance this work.

Avis de non-responsabilité

The opinions expressed by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies or views of Public Health Ontario, nor does the mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by Public Health Ontario.


Public Health Ontario is committed to complying with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). If you require accommodations to participate in this event, please contact 647-260-7100 or events@oahpp.ca.

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Mis à jour le 19 oct. 2022