The use of social media is rapidly expanding and offers a new way for public health information to be communicated to the broader population. Based on a systematic literature review, this briefing note summarizes the evidence for public health groups considering the use of social media. The paper begins by defining social media, followed by a discussion of how social media can be used in public health, how it has been effectively applied, and its major contributions to public health.
Cancer Care Ontario (CCO) has released two new cancer screening resources for reaching under-/never-screened newcomer and immigrant populations.
Settlement.org provides newcomers with information to help them settle in Ontario. CCO has posted information on this site about cancer screening and prevention, which you can view by visiting the following:
Rainbow Health Ontario is seeking applications for its new Breakthrough Projects! RHO Breakthrough Projects are designed to support local groups and organizations across Ontario to carry out one-year projects that will achieve a significant step in creating greater health, well-being and equity for LGBTQ communities.
In 2013, the Peel Children and Youth Initiative released Peel’s Kids Participate: A Recreation and After School Strategy 2013-18 – a comprehensive, long-term strategy for Peel Region to help engage more children and youth in healthy and safe recreation opportunities. We have just released an update to the community on the first year of this strategy’s progress. This update report is a true look at what has worked, and what hasn’t, while implementing this collective strategy in Peel.
The 7th Annual Ontario Bike Summit will take place at the Eaton Chelsea in downtown Toronto on Tuesday, March 31 (keynote dinner) and Wednesday, April 1, 2015. Our 2015 summit will focus on ways that #CycleON, Ontario's Cycling Strategy, is being implemented across Ontario.
The Nutrition Resource Centre (NRC) is looking for bloggers to contribute original content for publication during Nutrition Month (March 2015). We welcome individual submissions on topics or themes related (but not limited) to healthy eating, school nutrition, childhood obesity, and chronic disease prevention.
All blogs should be between 300 and 800 words, informative in nature, written in accessible, non-specialist language and be targeted towards a wide audience. The NRC will consider any and all submissions during February for publication in March.
The Canadian Association on Gerontology is pleased to announce the Call for Abstracts for CAG2015, our 44th Annual Scientific & Educational Meeting (ASEM). The theme of the 2015 conference is “From Possibility to Practice in Aging: Shaping a Future for All.” Join us for Canada’s premier multidisciplinary conference in gerontology and geriatrics.
Centre for Research on Inner City Health's recent study explores the experiences of 31 women who have experienced incarceration in federal prisons. As do the vast majority of women who enter prison, these women have also had experiences of childhood physical, psychological and/or sexual abuse. In many cases, these experiences have continued into adulthood. The women we spoke to clearly told us they need and want help to recover from trauma. Based on their stories we provide two recommendations: