Current Evaluation Practices Involving Resource Allocation Processes in Canadian Healthcare Organizations: A Survey of Senior Managers

Resource allocation is a key function of senior leadership teams within healthcare organizations. Academic support of this function has traditionally focused on constructing tools to make decisions more formalized, and much less attention has been paid to understanding resource allocation as a management process. In particular, evaluation has been a missing aspect. The authors conducted a pan-Canadian survey of senior managers within the healthcare system. This survey included questions related to formal evaluation of their resource allocation processes and outcomes.

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Caught In The Web: Piloting A Methodology To Assess Community Capacity In A Rural Heart Health Project

As health promotion practitioners, we have been encouraged to implement strategies that embrace a community-building approach for strengthening community health. In this article, we present our experience in piloting a methodology to assess the extent to which community capacity was built in a rural heart health project. We defined community capacity as the degree to which a community (and its agency partners) can develop, implement, and sustain actions for strengthening community health.

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