Current Projects

Senior Knowledge Product Development Advisor

Public Health Ontario (Ontario Agency for Health Protection and Promotion)

November 2008-Present

Jodi is currently working with the Health Promotion, Chronic Disease, Injury Prevention team to transition the former THCU (The Health Communication Unit) product line to PHO’s Health Promotion field support team. A strong focus of this work is on THCU’s online, interactive resources.

Development, promotion, and evaluation of the Online Business Case Creator and Online Health Program Planner

National Collaborating Centre for Methods and Tools

2008 – Present

Starting in 2008, Jodi worked with partners Larry Hershfield & Associates Inc. (senior consultant) and Media-Doc Inc. (IT firm), with funding from NCCMT to transform The Health Communication Unit’s (THCU) long standing 6-step planning model into an online planning tool. The Online Health Program Planner was launched in French and English in 2009. Continuing financial support and endorsement from the Ontario Agency for Health Protection and Promotion and NCCMT have allowed the team to offer ongoing client support and evaluation of this tool. There are over 3000 users of the tool. Jodi also worked with Larry Hershfield & Associates Inc. and Media-Doc Inc. to build an Online Business Case Creator with funding from NCCMT. It was launched in January 2012.

Visit www.thcu.ca/ohpp for more information.

Development of practitioner capacity building tools

Canadian Best Practices Portal

January 2008 – March 2012

The CBPP contains a database of well researched initiatives relating chronic disease prevention. Jodi has worked on a number of contracts for the Portal with partner Larry Hershfield & Associates. All of the contracts focused on how to help practitioners apply the contents of the intervention database to their work. To this end she has re-written text on the website (e.g. about the Population Health Approach), helped redesign the site structure, developed a Where to Find Evidence tool, developed an annotated list of resources to support evidence-informed decision-making and developed a user tutorial (animated slideshow).

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