The Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care (MOHLTC) in partnership with the Ministry of Children and Youth Services and the Ministry of Education currently funds Health Promotion Resource Centres (HPRCs)* in Ontario to provide training, resources and supports to health intermediaries working in community agencies and public health units to implement best practice programs and policies in health promotion and chronic disease prevention. HPRCs function in a variety of content areas including: tobacco control, nutrition and healthy eating, healthy communities, physical activity, school health, mental health and addictions, injury prevention, and early childhood development.
To support the ongoing transformation of the health system, the MOHLTC is interested in assessing the impact of the work of these HPRCs through a survey to health intermediaries in Ontario. The survey aims to learn more about awareness and use of the HPRCs as well as the current capacity building needs among health intermediaries to ensure the most appropriate supports are available. The survey is now also available in French and can be accessed here.
It will build on the work conducted by the Institute of Governance in 2012.The intended purpose is to obtain a general sense of the functions and services valued among service providers. The link provides the background information required to complete the survey. The deadline is July 29, 2016.
* HPRCs include: Best Start Maternal and Newborn Resource Centre, Centre for Addictions and Mental Health HPRC, Curriculum and School Based Health Resource Centre, HC Link, Health Promotion Capacity Building Resource Centre – formerly The Health Communication Network, Health Promotion Capacity Building Resource Centre – Alcohol Policy – formerly the Alcohol Policy Network, Nutrition Resource Centre, Ontario Injury Prevention Resource Centre, Ontario Tobacco Research Unit, Physical Activity Resource Centre, Program Training and Consultation Centre, Smoking and Health Action Foundation, Training Enhancement in Applied Cessation Counselling and Health (TEACH), Youth Advocacy Training Institute.