Tools for partnership activities and interventions evaluation

Working in partnership carries significant implications for health promotion interventions, in terms of inter-sectoral action,sustainability and community empowerment.

As part of collaboration between the Chair Community Approaches and Health Inequalities (CACIS) and the International Union for Health Promotion and Health Education (IUHPE), an on-line repository of tools for supporting and evaluating health promotion activities undertaken in partnership has been compiled. It aims to make various tools to support the practice of health promotion research and interventions in partnership accessible on-line.


The purpose of this initiative was to develop an interface that facilitates the identification, access and retrieval of tools by practitioners.

There is a growing body of tools to support working in partnership for planning, implementation and evaluation of health promotion and health education activities, and therefore the compilation of such a resource designed with attention to quality assessment, is valuable.

The inventory focuses on tools which are either intended to:

  • support or guide an activity or a series of specific activities (planning, implementation, evaluation);
  • evaluate how experiences can be used to improve responses; and
  • find new solutions to problems.


This project began in December 2008. A relevance survey was conducted by the IUHPE with IUHPE Board of Trustee members and key regional actors that confirmed the interest for such a tool, as well as its utility. This work helped to produce a list of categories to consider in the selection of tools and to conduct a census of tools that can be part of this directory. Focus groups with practitioners in Quebec and around the world were used to adjust the categories of research, develop the structure and basic functionality of the directory.

Over one hundred tools were identified and validated. Fact sheets to identify and select the desired tool in the directory have been produced and translated (English / French).

Ultimately, the listings have been translated and available in English, French and Spanish and will point to the designated tool regardless of its original language.

The uploading of the directory on this website is planned for the end of 2013.


Chaire Approches communautaires et Inégalités de Santé (CACIS) of the Université de Montréal