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Management Response and Action Plan

  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 maternal and child health:
It is recommended that CPNP continue monitoring threats to maternal and infant 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 CPNP 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 CPNP continue to collect data to support planning, performance reporting, and evaluation, including:
  • Ongoing collection of the new Integrated National Evaluation Tool (INET) and Welcome Card;
  • Exploration of other strategies to measure broader or longer-term outcomes; and
  • Periodic review of tools to ensure the data they seek respect the program logic and are responsive to the information needs of the program.
Agree
  • Continue to collect and report on the INET for the renewal period (up to March 2012).
  • Build the framework for a continued analysis of CPNP.

  • Assess and revise 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 TBD
(Contingent on long-term decisions on community investments in maternal and child health)
  • Projects to report on fiscal 2009-10 activities
  • Spring 2010
  • Manage receipt and verification of project data
  • Summer 2010
  • Aggregate national data and national reporting
  • Winter 2010
  • Complete a comprehensive recommendations report on CPNP evaluation
  • Spring 2010
  • Establish a renewed CPNP Evaluation Strategy
  • Spring 2012
3 Undertake further study to identify the most effective delivery models within the overall program design:
It is recommended that further study/analysis be undertaken to:
  • Explore quantitative observations through qualitative health impact analysis;
  • Identify a typology of promising delivery models within the overall program design;
  • Determine relationships between maternal risk, program exposure, and outcomes; and
  • Further develop economic assessment of impacts associated with the program.
Agree
  • Build the framework for a continued analysis of CPNP.
  • Complete a comprehensive recommendations report on CPNP evaluation
  • 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)
  • Assess CPNP foundational outcome documentation:
    • Logic Model Review
    • Review of CPNP Impact Analysis Methodology and Design
    • Evaluation Best Practices
  • Spring 2011
  • Establish a renewed CPNP Evaluation Strategy
  • Spring 2012
4 Consider evaluation findings in decisions regarding future PHAC investments in maternal and 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 regarding future PHAC investments in maternal, infant and child health.
Agree
  • Assess key findings, limitations and recommendations to integrate into any learning to inform long-term decisions on community investments in maternal, infant and 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 CPNP funding levels in decisions regarding future PHAC investments in maternal and 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 funding levels of CPNP to inform future PHAC investments in maternal, infant and child health.
Agree
  • Assess key findings on economic analysis to integrate into any learning to inform long-term decisions on community investments in maternal, infant and 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 CPNP be positioned to meet the mandate of the 2009 Treasury Board Policy on Evaluation.
 Agree
  • Align CPNP 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 CPNP accountability
  • Annual
TBD
(Contingent on long-term planning for evaluation)

 

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