Implementation Guide

ImplementationGuide-ENThe CHAP Implementation Guide has been put together with the end-user in mind.  It contains the information and resources needed to successfully implement CHAP in any community. All of the required documents referred to throughout the Guide can be downloaded and edited to best suit an individual community’s needs. This Implementation Guide builds on the tools and processes developed, the feedback received, and the successes experienced since CHAP was initiated in 2000.  The goal of this Guide is to provide a “road map” for communities interested in implementing CHAP.  The time and effort needed to successfully implement CHAP will vary in each community.  Accordingly, this Guide is meant to provide direction and assistance with implementation.  While some aspects of the Program are considered critical and necessary, local lead organizations and their  CHAP Coordinators should be aware that the Guide’s proposed approach and schedule is flexible and written so that it can be tailored to meet individual community needs.

Click on the image to download the complete, printable Implementation Guide formatted for DUPLEX printing (PDF).

Appendices (Document Downloads):

1. CHAP Program Entry: Job descriptions
1.1 Local CHAP Coordinator
1.2 Community Health Nurse
1.3 Volunteer Peer Health Educators
2. Readiness & Assessment: Communication Samples
2.1 Sample Communications Plan
2.2 CHAP Fact Sheet
2.3 Volunteer Recruitment Sample Media Release
2.4 Participant Recruitment Sample Media Release
2.5 CHAP Update Sample Media Release
2.6 Sample Volunteer Recruitment Poster A & B
2.7 Media Release Form
3. Information Session Sample Presentation: What is the Cardiovascular Health Awareness Program (CHAP)?
4. Recruitment of Physicians
4.1 Physician’s Letter of Invitation to Information Session
4.2 Family Physician Letter of Understanding
4.3 Family Physician Information Sheet
4.4 CHAP Session Blood Pressure Recommendation Protocol
4.5 Family Physician Recruitment Guide
4.6 Patient Invitation Letter
4.7.1 Sample CHAP Session Flyer Template A
4.7.2 Sample CHAP Session Flyer Template B
4.8 Community-Wide Advertising for Patients to Attend Sessions
4.9 Family Physician Frequently Asked Questions
4.10 Canada Post Address Requirements
5. Recruitment of Pharmacies
5.1 Community Pharmacist Information Sheet
5.2 CHAP Pharmacist Assessment Form
5.2.1 Sample of a Completed Pharmacist Assessment Form Example #1
5.2.2 Sample of a Completed Pharmacist Assessment Form Example #2
5.2.3 Sample of a Completed Pharmacist Assessment Form Example #3
5.3 Pharmacist Letter of Understanding
5.4 CHAP Pharmacist Role
6. Recruitment and Training of Volunteer Peer Health Educators
6.1 Volunteer Recruitment Presentation
6.2 Volunteer Training Session #1: Heart Disease & Stroke Risk Factor Awareness
6.3 Volunteer Training Session #2: Volunteer Peer Health Educators & CHAP Sessions
6.4 Volunteer Training #3: Heart & Stroke Foundation of Ontario’s Blood Pressure Action Plan™
6.5 Volunteer Peer Health Educator Letter of Understanding
7. Implementing CHAP Sessions
7.1 Participant Sign-in Sheet
7.2 Participant Consent Form
7.3 Risk Profile Recording Form
7.4 Instructions for Completing the Risk Profile Recording Form
7.5 Troubleshooting Guide for Risk Profile Recording Form
7.6 Name Tags
7.7 Heart and Stroke Foundation Blood Pressure Wallet Card
7.8 Blood Pressure Basics Information Sheet
7.9 CHAP Nurse Assessment Form
7.10 Mentorship Discussion Form
7.11 Where to Find Health Promotion Resources
8. CHAP Continuous Program Evaluation
8.1 Volunteer Peer Health Educator Feedback Questionnaire
8.2 CHAP Community Survey
8.3 CHAP Pharmacist Survey
8.4 CHAP Physician Survey
9. CHAP Publication Guidelines
9.1 Recommendations for Abstracts and Presentations