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Effective Public Health Practice

The priorities that emerged from PHESC's consultation with Ontario Public Health Units in this Foundational Standard were:

  1. Design, implementation and evaluation of Interventions (programs and policies) and related research
  2. Effective community engagement and partnerships for planning and developing interventions (programs and policies)
  3. Inclusive and effective governance and leadership
  4. Public health ethics

Below is a brief overview of PHESC's planned training offerings and resources in each priority area. Subscribe to our newsletter, check our events listings, or search our course catalogue for details about new events and developments! Questions? Email us.

Effective public health practice in general

  • The National Collaborating Centre on Methods and Tools (NCCMT) Online Journal Club
  • Resource inventories from NCCMT and the Ontario Public Health Agency

Design, implementation and evaluation of Interventions (programs and policies) and related research

  • Workbooks from Public Health Ontario (PHO)
  • New online course from the Dalla Lana School of Public Health: Interventions in Public Health
  • Online course from the National Collaborating Centre for Healthy Public Policy (NCCHPP): A Framework for Analyzing Public Policies
  • Online course from the Ontario Public Health Association: Public Health and Planning 101
  • Online module from NCCMT on critical appraisal of non-traditional evidence
  • Webinar and online discussion from the National Collaborating Centre for Determinants of Health (NCCDH)
  • Training activities on Health Impact Assessment from NCCHPP
  • Training activities on Health Equity Impact Assessment from PHO and the Wellesley Institute
  • Resources on evaluation from PHO
  • An extensive series of resources and online modules from NCCMT on research, research evidence, knowledge translation, and evidence-informed decision-making
  • External resources from a Locally Driven Collaborative Project and the Ontario Chronic Disease Prevention Alliance

Effective community engagement and partnerships for planning and developing interventions (programs and policies)

  • Workshops on public health roles for equity action from NCCDH
  • Training activities on Health Impact Assessment from NCCHPP
  • Training activities on Health Equity Impact Assessment from PHO and the Wellesley Institute
  • External resources from a Locally Driven Collaborative Project, Health Nexus, Tamarack, the Sudbury Public Health Unit, and the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care

Inclusive and effective governance and leadership

  • Podcasts and a workbook from the Alliance for Healthier Communities and NCCDH
  • New online module on organizational change from NCCMT
  • Webinar on partnership self-assessment from the Ontario Public Health Association
  • Workshops from the Alliance for Healthier Communities and PHO
  • External resources from Collaborative Leadership in Practice and pointers to a number of business schools with health leadership programs ($)

Public health ethics

  • Workshops and/or webinars from NCCHPP