Planning health promotion programs: Introductory workbook


Key Questions: Which steps should be taken to design an effective health promotion program? What are Public Health Ontario's planning recommendations?

This workbook provides a logical six-step approach to assist in planning health promotion programs.

This workbook explains what each step is about, why it is important and how to complete it. Examples, supplementary resources and tips are provided to help health promotion practitioners to understand and apply the planning process.


  • Introduction
  • Step 1: Manage the planning process
  • Step 2: Conduct a situational assessment
  • Step 3: Set goals, audiences and outcome objectives
  • Step 4: Choose strategies and activities and assign resources
  • Step 5: Develop indicators
  • Step 6: Review the plan
  • References
Contact Person/Organization: 

Public Health Ontario

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Publication Date: 

Health Promotion Capacity Building Services