Lead Local Organizations (LLOs) provide guidance and support to the implementation and on-going operation of Health TAPESTRY. The LLO is responsible for the overall management, ongoing monitoring and rigorous oversight of the project.
Lead local organizations may include: Local Health Integration Networks (LHINs), community service organizations, public health, primary health care networks, hospitals, or universities/colleges. When seeking out an LLO, consider that there may be collaborative organizations that already exist in your community who have mutually supportive activities, such as public health, not-for-profit organizations, health care organizations, and academic institutions. Finding ways to connect with collaborative organizations with similar interests may be of assistance in promoting Health TAPESTRY to the community and identifying volunteers to be part of the program.
Project Management Team
It’s possible to have the project led and championed by even just one person. However, it is beneficial to have a team consisting of multiple roles. Not all of these roles have to be held within the LLO itself, and some can instead be within partner organizations.
Suggested roles for a “Project Management Team” include:
- Oversees the scientific integrity of the project and provide advice and direction regarding the development, implementation, evaluation, and research activities
- Guides the implementation and operation of the program within their community
- Guides recruitment of a Primary Care Organization and a Volunteer Organization
- Creates formal and informal networking opportunities with local community service organizations
- Leads the day-to-day operations of the project
- Oversees the work plan, ensuring timelines and deliverables are met
- Coordinates partnerships, engaging with other agencies or organizations that have an interest in Health TAPESTRY
- Maintains communication between team members, organizing meetings, liaising with Leads
- Assists with the development, implementation, and dissemination (KT) of all aspects of the project
- Develop the evaluation strategy, research project, and protocol, in collaboration with Lead(s)
- Engage in activities to assist in the implementation of the project
- Carry out the evaluation of the project
- Identify and participate in knowledge translation (KT) activities with stakeholders
- Disseminate findings through publications and presentations including academic and knowledge user environments
eHealth Technology Coordinator
- Manages the various eHealth technology elements of the Health TAPESTRY approach
- Maintains information technology process flow and methodology
- Provides user support and troubleshooting regarding technical issues