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Evaluation Recommendations Management Response
(eg. agree; disagree;)
Management Action Plan Deliverables Expected Completion Date (For Each Deliverable) Responsibility
(Position)
Account-ability Resources
1 Recommendation #1: The potential for increased collaboration with other federal and provincial organizations and programs should be assessed through a formal and systematic review. This review should also seek to identify any potential future funding partners. agree but dependent on funding Current planning activities in the FPT Food Safety Committee - Enhanced Surveillance Working Group
Additional funding will be required. Perform a review of food safety programs in Canada and conduct key interviews to develop a report
Recommendations to ADMs Report Fall 2010 dependent on funding CFEZID and LFZ; Programs directors DGs IDPC ADM CFEZID and LFZ; Programs directors DGs IDPC ADM 0.2 FTE or $25 K
2 Recommendation #2: a) A review of the structure, roles and responsibilities of the C-EnterNet team should be undertaken, particularly in light of future program expansion. b) In the absence of additional funding, the program should examine ways to reduce the scope of activities undertaken by the C-EnterNet team through more extensive operational involvement by partners. a) agree but dependent on funding b) agree a)Additional funding will be required perform a review for a fully expanded program. b)Activities are underway to assess current program structure for C-EnterNet. b)Restructure current program a)dependent on funding b)1 Dec 2010 CFEZID and LFZ; Programs directors DGs IDPC ADM CFEZID and LFZ; Programs directors DGs IDPC ADM 0.3 FTE
3 Recommendation #3: Senior management responsibility for C-EnterNet should be placed solely within one centre at PHAC. agree Senior management will review management responsibilities and determine the best management option to retain horizontality Restructured management February 2011 CFEZID and LFZ; Programs directors DGs IDPC ADM CFEZID and LFZ; Programs directors DGs IDPC ADM
4 Recommendation #4: C-EnterNet should undertake a formal, annual program planning exercise. This should involve input from Advisory Committee members to help identify future directions and opportunities for program marketing and collaboration. agree Implement a standing planning exercise for annual Advisory Committee meeting Annual planning exercise
February 2011 CFEZID and LFZ; Programs directors DGs IDPC ADM CFEZID and LFZ; Programs directors DGs IDPC ADM
5 Recommendation #5: The C-EnterNet team should develop a strategy for improving the timeliness of its information products. agree C-EnterNet team is developing SOPs that incorporate additional requirements for publication and now has interim reports to provide basic information more quickly and has developed a short report for early release of data Short Report SOP Annual Report SOP December 2010 CFEZID and LFZ; Programs directors DGs IDPC ADM CFEZID and LFZ; Programs directors DGs IDPC ADM Nil
6 Recommendation #6: Additional sentinel sites should be pursued, as envisioned in the original program design. However, establishing additional sites should be contingent on identifying additional funding partners or arrangements, as expansion should not risk having a negative impact on the pilot site. agree but dependent on funding Additional funding will be required before expanding the program. A plan will be developed to select additional sites for expansion.
C-EnterNet has been included under FPT FSC enhanced surveillance plan
Expansion Plan dependent on funding CFEZID and LFZ; Programs directors DGs IDPC ADM CFEZID and LFZ; Programs directors DGs IDPC ADM 1 FTE and $75K 5 site expansion would require
(5.1 M and 19 FTE)
7 Recommendation #7: C-EnterNet should a ) develop a marketing and knowledge dissemination strategy. This strategy should work to identify: 1) key messages derived from program findings; 2) the appropriate audiences or stakeholders with whom these messages should be shared; and 3) venues/products most effective for reaching these audiences /stakeholders. b) The program should examine the possibility for collaboration with CIPARS in this area. c) A clear conceptual framework document for the program should also be developed, which will help with marketing and knowledge dissemination. a) agree but dependent on funding
b) agree
c) agree but dependent on funding
a) Pending funding, develop marketing and knowledge dissemination strategy, including identification of required resources b) Continue to converge activities with CIPARS
c) Develop a conceptual framework document
a) Marketing and knowledge dissemination strategy
b) Shared activities between CIPARS and C-EnterNet
c) Conceptual framework document
a) dependent on funding
b) 01/04/2011
c) dependent on funding
CFEZID and LFZ; Programs directors DGs
Communications IDPC ADM
CFEZID and LFZ; Programs directors DGs IDPC ADM 0.5 FTE

Abbreviations:

ADM - Assistant Deputy Minister
CFEZID - Centre for Food-borne, Environmental and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases
CIPARS - Canadian Integrated Program for Antimicrobial Resistance Surveillance
FPT - Federal/Provincial/Territorial
IDPC - Infectious Disease Prevention and Control Branch
LFZ - Laboratory for Foodborne Zoonoses
SOP - Standard Operating Procedure