OPHEAOntario Physical and Health Education Association (Canada)
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Among the eight principles of SHE specified by Ophea, Healthy Schools Healthy Communities (2014), is that "Sexual health education should be delivered in a developmentally appropriate manner, structured so that it meets the learning needs of children at different ages and stages of development" (p.
OPHEA was involved in facilitating DPA implementation by working with the OME to provide teacher resource guides and also by providing other free and fee-based resources and training services.
(20) While it is encouraging that the OME had solicited proposals to examine implementation of DPA (33) and OPHEA also recognizes the need for DPA evaluation, (32) no public information concerning this evaluation is currently available from the OME's DPA website (as of July 2008; see also Ramanathan et al.
This is in accordance with one of OPHEA's implementation and evaluation ideas.
Since adopting a process-driven model in 1998, OPHEA has grown close to 100%, now executing over $3 million annually worth of projects with a staff of 20.
OPHEA works in the area of physical activity and health, and like many volunteer sector organizations struggled with defining how it was making a difference in the community at large.
While determining the indicators within each of the balanced scorecard sectors, OPHEA began to see that there was an opportunity not only to set target and stretch levels but also to implement a process to continually improve upon them through process reengineering.
OPHEA considered a variety of models to standardize processes throughout the organization.
In fact, the inter-relatedness of the balanced scorecard, total quality management and process re-engineering tools and techniques have supported a complementary implementation approach within OPHEA (see figure 2).
OPHEA, like most volunteer sector organizations, has established ways of doing business.
The first step OPHEA took was to conduct some basic research about the benefits of a quality management system, how much work would be involved and the available resources of the organization.
OPHEA then took steps to involve personnel from all levels and departments of the organization in the development and implementation of the ISO quality system.