Sample Program Plans Based on the Ontario Public Health Standards (OPHS) and Guidance Documents

Who is this for

This web site is for health promoters in Ontario:

  • Looking to begin or enhance program planning
  • Wanting to use on online program planning tool
  • Committed to using theory and evidence outlined in the OPHS guidance documents and/or local documented interventions
 

Why

Benefits include:

  • Using theory and evidence to craft program plans
  • Saving time by building upon existing plans in an accessible comprehensive format
  • Sharing plans with project team members and other colleagues

What

This site is for:

  • Linking to key resources, including documents and resource centres
  • Reviewing sample plans, including situational assessments and evidence-based interventions with completed logic models
  • Using these sample plans as starting points for your own plans
 

How To's

Click on the description link "Click to show/hide background and acknowledgments" link to find out more about the program plan.

Click the View in MS Word icon to open the plan with completed worksheets for all 6 steps of THCU's widely used planning model .

Click the Import icon to make a copy of the plan for your OHPP account. You may then rename, and modify the plan to suit your needs.

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The Plan Library

Tobacco

100% Smoke-free Campus Plan
Algoma Health Unit

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Smoke-free outdoor spaces in Ottawa

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Smoke-free Policy in Multi-Unit Dwellings
Region of Waterloo Public Health

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Durham overarching Tobacco Strategy

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Prevention of Injury

Youth Suicide Response Protocol and Prevention Strategy
Thunder Bay District Health Unit

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Think and Drive Road Safety Campaign
Niagara Region Public Health

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Stay on Your Feet Falls Prevention Strategy
Kingston, Frontenac , Lennox and Addington (KFL&A) District Health Unit; Grey Bruce District Health Unit, Elliot Lake, and Ontario Neurotrauma Foundation

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Sample Childhood Injury Prevention Plan based on Provincial Guidance Document
Based on the Injury Prevention Guidance Document

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Reproductive Health

Breastfeeding Buddy Peer Support Program
Kingston, Frontenac and Lennox & Addington (KFL&A) Public Health

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Healthiest Babies Possible Program
Toronto Public Health

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Sample Reproductive Health Plan based on Provincial Guidance Document
Based on the Reproductive Health Guidance Document

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School Health

Can You Feel It Resiliency Program
Sudbury District Health Unit

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Healthy Living Champions Award Plan
Middlesex- London Health Unit

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Example of overarching School Health Strategy based on Guidance Document

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Nutrition

NutriSTEP® (Nutrition Screening Tool for Every Preschooler)
Nutrition Resource Centre

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Neighbourhood Markets Project (Healthy Eating, Physical Activity and Healthy Weights + Links to Food Access)
Region of Waterloo Public Health

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Colour It Up (Healthy Eating, Physical Activity and Healthy Weights)
Nutrition Resource Centre

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Example of Overarching Nutrition Strategy based on Guidance Document

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Child Health

Well Baby Initiative
London Ontario

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Be a Great Parent Campaign
Niagara Region

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Baby Friendly Initiative
Algoma

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Example of overarching Child Health Strategy Based on Guidance Document

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Substance Abuse

Municipal Alcohol Policy
Simcoe Muskoka

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Lower Risk Drinking Guidelines Communication Strategy (CAGE+2+Y)
Kingston, Frontenac and Lennox & Addington (KFL&A) Public Health

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Safer Bars
Durham

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Example of overarching Substance Abuse Strategy Based on Guidance Document

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Training

Biz Case English Raw Assessment Data

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Biz Case English Edited Assessment Data

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Credits & Acknowledgements

Thank-you to:

The many people who contributed to the Guidance Documents.
The many people who provided documentation on local interventions, reviewed drafts, and otherwise supported our work.
The Ontario Agency for Health Protection and Promotion for funding this project.
The THCU project team who created these plans including THCU Manager Larry Hershfield, and Consultants Robb MacDonald, Jodi Thesenvitz and Nancy van Boxmeer, and our IT partner Steve Kingston of MediaDoc

Current, Complete, Consistent

This project has two objectives:

  1. To highlight interventions cited as best or promising practices in the OPHS Guidance Documents
  2. To provide current, complete and consistently formatted (using THCU's 6-step model) examples of issue-specific program plans

Some of the interventions were created a number of years ago. We have done our best to add information to the plans to make them current, however, even more current information may be available. These plans are a starting point only.

In some cases, not all of THCU's 6-step planning processes were completed, or records were not kept. In order to offer complete plans, we have added sample fictional text in some parts of the plans.

Occasionally, the real community-level plans on which these sample plans are based were not done in a way that matches THCU's practices (for example, formulation of outcome objectives). In these cases, we have modified, replaced, or added new information on top of existing documentation.


The Health Communication Unit, housed at the University of Toronto, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, is a resource centre of the Ontario Agency for Health Protection and Promotion. To learn more about OAHPP visit www.oahpp.ca.