EENet is a mental health and addictions knowledge exchange network that connects stakeholders across Ontario with each other and to different forms of evidence. One of the ways in which we do this is by developing knowledge products that make evidence accessible.
The Atkinson Decent Work Fund is a grants program that takes aim at growing income and wealth inequality in Ontario. The Atkinson Foundation is accepting letters of inquiry until September 14, 2015 from networks and organizations that are ready to take their first or next steps in creating more decent work and sharing prosperity to build a more inclusive and equitable economy.
The online application for WALK Friendly Community designations is now open. We suggest that you identify a lead organization and person to coordinate the application process. It takes a community to be WALK Friendly! Start pulling your team together now including representatives from public health, seniors or age friendly groups, accessibility committees, law enforcement, municipal planning and transportation engineering/public works, trail groups, etc. to complete the application. Many hands make light work!
The Canadian Best Practices Initiative is pleased to announce the launch of a new intervention category focused on health equity. The health equity category features equity-sensitive interventions in chronic disease prevention and health promotion: http://cbpp-pcpe.phac-aspc.gc.ca/category/special-characteristics/health-equity/. In addition to meeting the requirements for promising or best practices, these interventions also demonstrate positive impacts on health equity through action on the social determinants of health.
This conference is hosted by Perinatal Services BC, an agency of the Provincial Health Services Authority. It is an opportunity for health care professionals interested in the care of pregnant and postpartum women and their newborns to be updated on new research and clinical best practices across the continuum of perinatal and newborn care.
We created a story on family violence for the Legal Services Society (Legal Aid BC). LSS wanted the resource to be as accessible as possible, across all platforms and available for free. We did our best. You can read the 16 page booklet, watch the video and access resources on their website at http://www.aboriginal.legalaid.bc.ca. Smartphone as well. You can even order a hard copy of the book from Crown Publications (see above website). We're proud of the work.
Ontario is investing $55 million over three years for an enhanced Youth Action Plan to support more high-risk youth and additional high-needs communities across the province.
This enhanced plan builds on the success of the Ontario Youth Action Plan which was released in 2012. Additional targeted investments are being made in areas of the province that need it most, including Sudbury, Kingston, Brantford, Peterborough, Thunder Bay and the Greater Toronto Area.
The following call for research participants for a qualitative study may be of interest to you or your clients:
Have you ever been considered obese?
Have you ever tried to get pregnant? OR
Have you ever been pregnant?
If you answered yes to these questions, we would like to hear from you!
Researchers in Winnipeg, Montreal, Toronto and Guelph are conducting a study looking at how women and transpeople considered obese are treated by healthcare professionals while on their paths to pregnancy or potential pregnancy.