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Strengthening chronic disease prevention programming: the Toward Evidence-Informed Practice (TEIP) Program Assessment Tool.

Albert D, Fortin R, Lessio A, Herrera C, Riley B, Hanning R, Rush B - Prev Chronic Dis (2013)

Bottom Line: A Program Assessment Tool, described in this article, emphasizes better processes by incorporating review criteria into the program planning and implementation process.We describe the benefits, strengths, and challenges in implementing the tool in 22 community-based chronic disease prevention projects in Ontario, Canada.The Program Assessment Tool helps put best processes into operation to complement adoption and adaptation of evidence-informed practices for chronic disease prevention.

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Affiliation: Ontario Public Health Association, Toronto, Ontario.

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Best practices identified solely on the strength of research evidence may not be entirely relevant or practical for use in community-based public health and the practice of chronic disease prevention. Aiming to bridge the gap between best practices literature and local knowledge and expertise, the Ontario Public Health Association, through the Toward Evidence-Informed Practice initiative, developed a set of resources to strengthen evidence-informed decision making in chronic disease prevention programs. A Program Assessment Tool, described in this article, emphasizes better processes by incorporating review criteria into the program planning and implementation process. In a companion paper, "Strengthening Chronic Disease Prevention Programming: The Toward Evidence-Informed Practice (TEIP) Program Evidence Tool," we describe another tool, which emphasizes better evidence by providing guidelines and worksheets to identify, synthesize, and incorporate evidence from a range of sources (eg, peer-reviewed literature, gray literature, local expertise) to strengthen local programs.The Program Assessment Tool uses 19 criteria derived from literature on best and promising practices to assess and strengthen program planning and implementation. We describe the benefits, strengths, and challenges in implementing the tool in 22 community-based chronic disease prevention projects in Ontario, Canada. The Program Assessment Tool helps put best processes into operation to complement adoption and adaptation of evidence-informed practices for chronic disease prevention.

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The consensus summary worksheet summarizes the rankings of individual reviewers and their suggestions for enhancement, according to the 19 review criteria, as exemplified here for criteria 3 and 4.
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Figure 4: The consensus summary worksheet summarizes the rankings of individual reviewers and their suggestions for enhancement, according to the 19 review criteria, as exemplified here for criteria 3 and 4.

Mentions: The consensus meeting provides an opportunity for program reviewers and stakeholders to establish a final rating for each criterion and to generate, through a dialogue of multiple perspectives, final suggestions to improve the program. Before the meeting, input from each program reviewer is collated via the consensus summary worksheet and distributed to all participants. The final consensus ratings and suggestions for program enhancement are also documented on this worksheet (Figure 4).


Strengthening chronic disease prevention programming: the Toward Evidence-Informed Practice (TEIP) Program Assessment Tool.

Albert D, Fortin R, Lessio A, Herrera C, Riley B, Hanning R, Rush B - Prev Chronic Dis (2013)

The consensus summary worksheet summarizes the rankings of individual reviewers and their suggestions for enhancement, according to the 19 review criteria, as exemplified here for criteria 3 and 4.
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Related In: Results  -  Collection

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Figure 4: The consensus summary worksheet summarizes the rankings of individual reviewers and their suggestions for enhancement, according to the 19 review criteria, as exemplified here for criteria 3 and 4.
Mentions: The consensus meeting provides an opportunity for program reviewers and stakeholders to establish a final rating for each criterion and to generate, through a dialogue of multiple perspectives, final suggestions to improve the program. Before the meeting, input from each program reviewer is collated via the consensus summary worksheet and distributed to all participants. The final consensus ratings and suggestions for program enhancement are also documented on this worksheet (Figure 4).

Bottom Line: A Program Assessment Tool, described in this article, emphasizes better processes by incorporating review criteria into the program planning and implementation process.We describe the benefits, strengths, and challenges in implementing the tool in 22 community-based chronic disease prevention projects in Ontario, Canada.The Program Assessment Tool helps put best processes into operation to complement adoption and adaptation of evidence-informed practices for chronic disease prevention.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Ontario Public Health Association, Toronto, Ontario.

ABSTRACT
Best practices identified solely on the strength of research evidence may not be entirely relevant or practical for use in community-based public health and the practice of chronic disease prevention. Aiming to bridge the gap between best practices literature and local knowledge and expertise, the Ontario Public Health Association, through the Toward Evidence-Informed Practice initiative, developed a set of resources to strengthen evidence-informed decision making in chronic disease prevention programs. A Program Assessment Tool, described in this article, emphasizes better processes by incorporating review criteria into the program planning and implementation process. In a companion paper, "Strengthening Chronic Disease Prevention Programming: The Toward Evidence-Informed Practice (TEIP) Program Evidence Tool," we describe another tool, which emphasizes better evidence by providing guidelines and worksheets to identify, synthesize, and incorporate evidence from a range of sources (eg, peer-reviewed literature, gray literature, local expertise) to strengthen local programs.The Program Assessment Tool uses 19 criteria derived from literature on best and promising practices to assess and strengthen program planning and implementation. We describe the benefits, strengths, and challenges in implementing the tool in 22 community-based chronic disease prevention projects in Ontario, Canada. The Program Assessment Tool helps put best processes into operation to complement adoption and adaptation of evidence-informed practices for chronic disease prevention.

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Related in: MedlinePlus