Webinar: Planning sustainable health promotion programs

Presented Public Health Ontario.

About this event

Health promotion programs can play an important role in curbing health care costs by reducing preventable disease, injury or death, and taking action on health inequities. However, not all health promotion programs are sustained beyond their initial funding period. This means that valuable resources, relationships and the health impacts the program was designed to make can be lost when programs end. How can we ensure that our programs and their impacts continue? To answer this question, Public Health Ontario conducted a systematic review to identify the barriers and facilitators that influence the sustainability of health promotion programs. We focused on factors that can be considered during the program planning processes. This webinar session is designed to share the results of our research, as well as to provide a forum for participants to reflect and plan how to use the results in their practice.

Date: Wednesday, June 16, 2021

Time: 12:00 - 1:00p.m. EDT

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By the end of this session, participants will be able to:

  1. Explain the factors that influence the sustainability of health promotion programs.
  2. Identify the factors already found in the planning models they regularly use.
  3. Apply the factors that could be incorporated into their preferred planning model.

Intended audience

Health promoters working in public health and community health, as well as public health practitioners engaged in program planning and evaluation.


Moderator: Elisabeth Marks

About the presenter: Andrea Bodkin

Andrea has worked in health promotion and public health since 2003, with a focus on program design and implementation, effective collaboration and learning design. 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.

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