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CHNET-Works Fireside Chats in June 2015

June 2015

E-cigarettes in Canada—A special supplement  of  Tobacco Use in  Canada: Patterns and  Trends, 2015 Edition
June 2, 2015, 1:00-2:30 p.m.

The sixth edition of Tobacco Use in Canada: Patterns and Trends, released in May 2015, includes a special supplement on the topic of e-cigarettes. This fireside chat will focus on the issue of e-cigarette use in Canada, including the state of current research, as well as an in-depth look at the first national survey data to examine use among Canadians (from the Canadian Tobacco, Alcohol, and Drugs Survey). Federal- and provincial-level policies around e-cigarettes will also be discussed. In addition, we will give a brief overview of the main report, which synthesizes the most recent data available on tobacco use from national surveys conducted by Health Canada and Statistics Canada, as well as an updated policy supplement.

Supporting  Elder Abuse  Prevention  Practice  Through  Social Media
June 3, 2015, 1:00-2:00 p.m.

Join Amy Juschka (of YWCA Metro Vancouver) and tech entrepreneur/coach Lauren Bacon for a webinar on effectively supporting elder abuse prevention practice through social media. From Facebook to Twitter, to Pinterest or LinkedIn, options abound. Find out which medium is more appropriate to your message and how to wield the power of social media to support your practice.

Screening  Children  and  Youth  New to Canada:  Practical  Resources
June 10, 2015, 1:00-2:30 p.m.

The health needs of newcomer children are broad, and differ in important ways from those of their Canadian- born peers. Initial contact for a newly-arrived child or youth with a health care provider is an important oppor- tunity to identify certain pre-existing medical conditions. Whenever possible, a first visit should include a plan for targeted screening for both infectious and non-infectious conditions.

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