Locally Driven Collaborative Projects (LDCP)
The Locally Driven Collaborative Projects (LDCP) program brings public health units together to develop and run research projects on issues of shared interest related to the Ontario Public Health Standards.
Working collaboratively on an LDCP helps connect students, academics, and organizations that are doing related work. Through LDCP, public health unit staff lead projects, strengthening their skills in research and project management, while ensuring that the results of these projects are directly relevant to the work of Ontario’s public health units.
LDCP at a Glance (Since 2011)
Strengthening the public health system through collaboration towards applied research and evaluation on key public health issues
- Fostering collaborative partnerships amongst health units and key stakeholders
- Increasing the capacity of health units through implementation of applied research and evaluation projects that are scientifically-sound and feasible, generating relevant knowledge for the Ontario public health system
- To strengthen and sustain knowledge transfer among health units and between health units and other stakeholders
How LDCP Works
The LDCP program operates in four phases:
Public Health Ontario funds approved LDCP projects and supports participants throughout all phases, including:
Getting involved in LDCP
Collaboration is a key component of the LDCP program. Public health unit staff, academics and students can get involved. Participating in an LDCP provides opportunities to make connections with others working in the field, attend workshops and other training opportunities on a wide range of topics, access the LDCP collaboration site and many research resources, complete a research project, and develop leadership and collaboration skills.
"…the opportunity to participate was worthwhile, and I learned a lot about research, questionnaire development and the process. Working at a smaller, more rural health unit, the LDCP project gave me opportunities that would not have been available."
"I’ve expanded my personal network and connections and it’s not only with frontline staff. It’s with managers. It’s with epidemiologists. It’s with program specialists, with nurses, with health promoters."
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