Online Resources Related to Feature 706

Program Planning and Evaluation Resources:

  • Annotated Inventory of Evaluation Tools and Resources (2009) - Contains a description, fast facts, reviewer’s comments and noteworthy sections for 14 evaluation resources deemed relevant to the Ontario public health context. http://www.phred-redsp.on.ca/Inventory.htm
  • Online Health Program Planner - tools offered through the Ontario Agency for Health Promotion and Protection for various stages of program planning. http://www.thcu.ca/ohpp/plan_chart.html
  • PHAC Program Evaluation Toolkit  - Contains a step-by-step guide to evaluating programs. It is presented in a series of short modules with simple explanations and specific tools for planning, conducting and using evaluation. http://www.phac-aspc.gc.ca/php-psp/toolkit-eng.php
  • Point K - Tools and resources from the Innovation Network that focus on resources for evaluation and capacity building.  Resources are freely accessible upon free registration. http://www.innonet.org/index.php?section_id=64&content_id=185
  • Quick Guides - Tools and resources for public health professionals and partners developed by Region of Waterloo Public Health for research, evaluation and planning purposes. http://chd.region.waterloo.on.ca/web/health.nsf/4f4813c75e78d71385256e5a0057f5e1/22037930d669079e85256fea006444bf!OpenDocument

Online learning modules, training and learning opportunities

  • National Collaborating Centre for Methods and Tools Online learning modules - Self directed learning modules to identify and apply evidence for evidence informed decision making offered through the National Collaborating Centre for Methods and Tools.  Two modules available. http://www.nccmt.ca/en/modules/eidm/
  • Public Health Agency of Canada – provides a comprehensive guide of various training and learning opportunities related to evidence-informed decision-making in public health. http://www.phac-aspc.gc.ca/cd-mc/publications/eidm-pdfp-eng.php

Web Platforms and Portals

  • Canadian Best Practices Portal – A compendium of community interventions related to chronic disease prevention and health promotion that have been evaluated, shown to be successful, and have the potential to be adapted and replicated by other health practitioners working in similar fields. http://cbpp-pcpe.phac-aspc.gc.ca/index-eng.html
  • The CAPTURE Project - A web-based evaluation platform to help chronic disease prevention practitioners and program managers learn from what they do.  The project seeks to collect, share and support the use of “real-world” evidence on what works, for whom and in what context, to improve primary prevention of chronic disease. http://www.thecaptureproject.ca/