Management Response and Action Plan: Evaluation of Family Violence Initiative Activities at the Public Health Agency

Evaluation of Family Violence Initiative Activities at the Public Health Agency
  Evaluation Recommendations Management Response Management Action Plan Deliverables Expected Completion Date Responsibility Accountability Resources

1

Take immediate action to address gaps in the application of the following fundamentals of horizontal initiatives:

  • Engagement and support at the senior level
  • Clear roles and responsibilities
  • Collective strategic priorities
  • Timely and open communication

Agree with conditions

Recommendations are specific to the horizontal Family Violence Initiative (FVI), which is managed by PHAC.

Plans to address these recommendations will be done with the other 14 participating departments.

A. Explore options to enhance senior management engagement (DG, ADM or other level) and develop a plan to implement a governance structure

Discuss how to engage the respective Ministers.

FVI Annual meeting of the senior management Steering Committee to enhance the strategic planning and outline of the FVI collective action.

November 2012

DG, Centre for Health Promotion, in consultation with FVI DGs

ADM, Health Promotion and Chronic Disease Prevention

3.5 FTEs under existing resources

  • .5 EC-07 for overall management of the FVI
  • 1 EC-06 to lead the FVI
  • 1 EC-05 to support
  • 1 PM-03 to coordinate

B. Develop a FVI strategic plan to define strategic directions, roles of each department, and key activities, (linked to research under #3). The strategic plan will include a section on the NCFV (linked to details under #2).

FVI Strategic Plan

September 2012

C. Review the four FVI Working Groups' Terms of Reference to enhance strategic/collaborative approach.

Monitor, evaluate, and report on FVI activities on a regular basis, as mandated by Treasury Board.

Revised Terms of Reference of the following Working Groups to improve accountability mechanisms:

  1. FVI Senior Management Committee
  2. FVI IWG
  3. Family Violence Prevention FPT Working Group
  4. Aboriginal Family Violence Working Group

It may also be worthwhile to re-establish the FVI IWG Evaluation Working Group (as needed).

March 2012

Report every two year

March 2013 (1st annual report)

Schedule of FVI (horizontal) evaluations.

TBD in consultation with PHAC Evaluation Services.

D. Engage the FVI partners in strategic discussions on a regular basis (agreed under the TOR) to support timely and open communication

Regular and frequent meetings and communication.

Ongoing and approach to be agreed under the revised four FVI Working Groups TORs.

2

Review the rationale of the National Clearinghouse on Family Violence, with particular attention to defining the target audience (s) and examining recent trends in platforms and tools for the dissemination of information.

Agree with conditions.

Recommendations are specific to the horizontal FVI, which is managed by PHAC.

Plans to address these recommendations will be done with the other 14 participating departments.

A., Consult to determine the target audience(s) based on the clients' needs.

Consultation with the partners including FVI IWG, relevant groups within PHAC, and external partners based on the clients needs.

March 2012 for the federal partners and September 2012 for external partners.

DG, Centre for Health Promotion, in consultation with FVI DGs

ADM, Health Promotion and Chronic Disease Prevention

3 FTEs and 50K in O&M under existing resources

  • 1 PM5 who manages the NCFV
  • 1 Ls-03 for the online resources
  • 1 PM-04 for the web coding

B. Determine the purpose and functionality of the NCFV as an online resource centre and adopt a more focused approach.

Strategic Plan for the NCFV to enhance engagement and activities with both the FVI IWG and internal PHAC partners (will be included under the FVI Strategic Plan).

September 2012

C. Depending on the outcome under #A and #B above), assess the recent trends in information dissemination platforms and tools and revamp online resources accordingly.

Revamp of the online resource centre to enhance its access.

September 2012

3

Continue to explore opportunities to enhance collaboration across program areas within the Public Health Agency and across the Health Portfolio.

Agree with conditions.

Recommendations involve the FVI and the Health Portfolio.

Plans to address these recommendations will be done with other 14 participating departments and the key units identified under the Health Portfolio.

A. Establish an informal Health Portfolio Working Group to inform the overall PHAC approach toward family violence.

Policy scan outlining the roles and responsibilities of key units within the Health Portfolio and the interconnections between their work and that of FVPU.

Health Portfolio Family Violence Prevention Working Group (Terms of Reference to be developed to enhance substantial collaboration).

March 2012

DG, Centre for Health Promotion, in consultation with FVI DGs

ADM, Health Promotion and Chronic Disease Prevention

2.5 FTE and 150$ in O&M for contract research under existing resources

  • 1 EC6 Senior policy Analyst of the FVPU
  • 1 EC5 Policy research
  • .5 EC7 to oversee (strategic)

B. Engage on collaborative research related to the health consequences of family violence with the FVI and Health Portfolio partners to address current gaps in knowledge and to ensure continuing policy development.

List of collaborative research priorities (gaps) to inform the FVI Strategic Plan (1B).

June 2012

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