Online learning module from the National Collaborating Centre for Methods and Tools: Critical Appraisal of Systematic Reviews

This resource is a free, interactive and self-paced module designed for public health practitioners, program managers/directors and staff responsible for finding and assessing research evidence to support decisions about public health interventions.

Critical Appraisal of Systematic Reviews gives you the knowledge you need to quickly and efficiently appraise review-level research evidence to inform your public health decisions.

Check out Critical Appraisal of Systematic Reviews in the Learning Centre now at

Call for Input--Information Package for Families Whose Babies are Being Discharged, Mount Sinai NICU Volunteers

Calling all service providers!

Mount Sinai's NICU volunteers are compiling an information package for families whose babies are being discharged to their local hospital or home.

As well as information on postpartum mental health and prematurity-related health issues, we'd like to provide suggestions on what's available to the families locally.  Mount Sinai Hospital serves families from all over Ontario and we don't know what is available.  

Release of the Healthiest Babies Possible Dietetic Practice Guidelines, Toronto Public Health

In December 2013, the Healthiest Babies Possible (HBP) program of Toronto Public Health (TPH) released a professional resource called Healthiest Babies Possible Dietetic Practice Guidelines. The Guidelines provide current, evidence informed guidance for HBP Registered Dietitians (RDs) delivering one-to-one nutrition counselling and education services to nutritionally at-risk pregnant women in the community.

New Resource--Case Studies from CATIE

CATIE regularly publishes case studies from HIV and hepatitis C programs across the country as part of our Programming Connection series.

Our latest series of case studies focuses on “health navigation” and “peer navigation” programs.

Lung Health Action Plan Consultation, Ontario Lung Association

Lung disease affects more than 2.4 million people in Ontario taking a huge toll in the form of lost lives and increased costs to the health-care system.  Of the four chronic diseases responsible for 8 of 10 deaths (cancers, cardiovascular diseases, lung disease and diabetes) – lung disease is the only one without a dedicated province-wide strategy.

New Resource--Stepping Stones Collection of Research about Youth Development, Ministry of Children & Youth Services

In 2012 the Government of Ontario developed Stepping Stones: A Resource on Youth Development. It’s intended to help people working with youth (like service providers, community partners, educators, government) better understand how young people grow and develop.

New HC Link Resource: Social Media Starter Kit

HC Link is pleased to release our latest resource in a fresh new format and design!

The Social Media Starter Kit (also available in French) offers guidance in establishing an organizational social media presence. The resource includes a series of tip sheets and templates that provide a basic structure for each element of an integrated social media strategy. It will answer some commonly asked questions asked by social media novices, such as:

Spring Registration Open for Skills Online: Dynamic Learning in Public Health

Deadline April 20, 2014


Are you looking to build your skills and competence in policy and program planning, communications, surveillance, epidemiology, biostatistics, analytical skills, evaluation or evidence decision-making? Skills Online can help.

Registration for the Spring facilitated modules is from March 24-April 20, 2014. Self-directed modules are available at any time during the year.

Facilitated modules available:

Syndicate content