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Management Response and Action Plan

 s Evaluation Recommendations Management Response(eg. agree; disagree; agree with conditions) Management Action Plan Deliverables Expected Completion Date (For Each Deliverable) Responsibility (Position) Accountability Resources
1 Continue monitoring threats to child health:It is recommended that CAPC continue monitoring threats to child health so as to inform implementation and enable the program to adapt and respond to emerging health priorities. Agree
  • Assess these public health priorities to improve delivery and implementation of program activities and services.
  • Conduct specific analyses and annual reviews of data gathered from on-going program monitoring and performance measurement tools (and additional surveillance data) to determine the contribution of CAPC on public health priority issue areas
  • Spring 2011
Manager, Evaluation and Corporate Reporting Unit, Division of Childhood and Adolescence, Centre for Health Promotion Director General, Centre for Health Promotion N / A(Part of annual performance measurement contracting)
2 Continue data collection to support planning, performance reporting and evaluation: It is recommended that the CAPC continue to collect on-going performance measurement data through the revised Integrated National Evaluation Tool (INET). Agree
  • Continue to collect and report on the INET for the renewal period (up to March 2012).
  • Assess and revise the INET to incorporate emerging public health priorities
  • Winter 2009
Manager, Evaluation and Corporate Reporting Unit, Division of Childhood and Adolescence, Centre for Health Promotion Director General, Centre for Health Promotion 100K / Annual (Part of annual performance measurement contracting)
  • Projects to report on fiscal 2009-10 activities
  • Spring 2010
  • Manage receipt and verification of project data Aggregate national data and national reporting
  • Summer 2010
  • Aggregate national data and national reporting
  • Winter 2010
3 Undertake further study to identify the most effective delivery models within the overall program design: It is recommended that core program objectives are reviewed to inform the identification of a program typology of interventions and services. This would enhance the identification of best practices and the development a national outcome evaluation strategy. Agree
  • Review and identify core program objectives and a typology of interventions and services to develop a national outcome evaluation strategy for CAPC.
  • Review and establish core program objectives to allow for:
    • Typology to inform best practices
  • Spring 2011
Manager, Evaluation and Corporate Reporting Unit, Division of Childhood and Adolescence, Centre for Health Promotion Director General, Centre for Health Promotion TBD(Contingent on long-term decisions on community investments in maternal and child health)
  • Accept delivery of a contracted third party comprehensive recommendations report on CAPC evaluation
  • Spring 2010
  • Assess CAPC foundational outcome documentation:
    • Logic model review
    • Review of regional outcome evaluation strategies / reports
    • Evaluation of best practices
  • Spring 2011
  • Establish annual national/ regional evaluation planning for CAPC
  • Spring 2011
  • Establish a CAPC evaluation strategy
  • Spring 2012
4 Consider evaluation findings in decisions regarding future PHAC investments in child health: It is recommended that all results of this Summative evaluation, including key findings, conclusions, and limitations of the analysis be considered in the context of long-term decisions on future PHAC investments in child health. Agree
  • Assess key findings, limitations and recommendations to integrate into any learning to inform long-term decisions on community investments in child health within PHAC.
  • Provide detailed briefing(s) and analysis to PHAC Senior Management to inform long-term programmatic decisions
  • Spring 2010
Manager, Evaluation and Corporate Reporting Unit, Division of Childhood and Adolescence, Centre for Health Promotion Director General, Centre for Health Promotion TBD(Contingent on long-term decisions on community investments in maternal and child health)
5 Consider findings on the economic benefits of early intervention and adequacy of current CAPC funding levels in decisions regarding future PHAC investments in child health: It is recommended that consideration be given to the economic benefits of early intervention as well as a review the economic realities of current CAPC funding levels to inform future PHAC investments in children's health.  Agree
  • Assess key findings from economic analysis to be integrated into any learning to inform long-term decisions on community investments in child health within PHAC.
  • Provide detailed briefing(s) and analysis to PHAC Senior Management to inform long-term programmatic decisions
  • Spring 2010
Manager, Evaluation and Corporate Reporting Unit, Division of Childhood and Adolescence, Centre for Health Promotion Director General, Centre for Health Promotion TBD(Contingent on long-term decisions on community investments in maternal and child health)
6 Position evaluation to meet the mandate of the 2009 Treasury Board Policy on Evaluation: It is recommended that any future evaluation of CAPC be positioned to meet the mandate of the 2009 Treasury Board Policy on Evaluation. Agree
  • Align CAPC evaluation into a broader PHAC evaluation strategy to respond the new Treasury Board mandate
  • Create a Centre for Health Promotion (CHP) Evaluation and Planning Work Group including National and Regional representation
  • Winter 2009
 
Manager, Evaluation and Corporate Reporting Unit, Division of Childhood and Adolescence, Centre for Health Promotion Director General, Centre for Health Promotion N/A
  • Provide DCA input to CHP evaluation priorities and work plan inclusive of any future requirements to demonstrate CAPC accountability
  • Annual
TBD(Contingent on long-term planning for evaluation)

 

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