Evaluation of VCH Passport for Success Orientation

In 2008 Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) established a clinical orientation program, VCH Passport for Success:  Journey of Learning 5-Day Orientation Program. The orientation was meant to supplement the VCH initial employee orientation program and site orientation programs and targeted new clinical staff working with addictions, HIV/AIDS, Aboriginal, and mental health clients.  The orientation was part of an initiative aimed at providing these clinical staff with a VCH based orientation, advanced training options upon completion of the employee probation period, and ongoing enrichment cycles.  Since 2008, the orientation program was run about once every 2 months.

The VCH was interested in having CARMHA evaluate the success of the orientation part of the program.  Results were based on data collected over the life of the program and supplemented with some additional data collected by VCH for the evaluation.  The report included a review of the literature related to the evaluation of orientation sessions. 


Vancouver Coastal Health


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Jones, W & Goldner EM.  Final Report Addiction Knowledge Exchange Initiative Evaluation of the Passport for Success:  Journey of Learning 5-Day Orientation Program.  Prepared for Vancouver Coastal Health Authority CARMHA, June 2011.