An essential element of designing and improving health promotion programs is evaluation. Effective evaluation involves clarifying the program, engaging stakeholders, assessing resources, developing evaluation questions, gathering and analyzing data and utilizing results.
The recently updated Evaluating Health Promotion Programs: Introductory workbook outlines a ten step process for evaluating health promotion programs. It describes the importance of each step and offers tools to help complete the process. To complement the workbook, a series of audio presentations provide a brief overview of each step. You can access them online at http://www.publichealthontario.ca/en/BrowseByTopic/HealthPromotion/Pages....
Together, these resources can assist public health practitioners with evaluating health promotion programs, as well as other initiatives such as healthy public policy or health communications.
PHO’s Health Promotion Capacity Building (HPCB) team focuses on building capacity in core competency areas of public health including program planning, evaluation, healthy public policies and by-laws including municipal alcohol policy, health communication and social marketing, community and stakeholder engagement, and other health promotion topics. Find out more about our products and services on our department page at http://www.publichealthontario.ca/en/ServicesAndTools/HealthPromotionSer... or contact us at email@example.com.