More than half of all Ontarians are living with one or more chronic conditions, which are the leading cause of death in the province. The Ontario Chronic Disease Prevention Alliance (OCDPA), a coalition of more than 20 health-related organizations, today launches a multi-year initiative to capture, track and compare risk factors for chronic disease in Ontario.
Public Health Ontario has just launched Oral Health Snapshot, a new interactive data tool at http://www.publichealthontario.ca/en/DataAndAnalytics/Snapshots/Pages/Or.... This tool will help you make sense of trends in behaviours and outcomes related to oral health in your region. This will help inform public health decision-making and planning. Snapshots is a suite of tools using maps, charts and tables to help you compare public health unit and provincial data, and identify trends over time.
Have you incorporated evidence-informed decision making (EIDM) into your public health practice? Has a specific method or tool proven to be helpful for promoting the use of research where you work? If so, the National Collaborating Centre for Methods and Tools (NCCMT) (http://www.nccmt.ca) would love to hear from you!
What knowledge, skills and attitudes do you need to be a successful public health practitioner?
The Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) (http://www.phac-aspc.gc.ca/index-eng.php) has outlined what they call the “basic building blocks of public health education and professional development” in their Core Competencies.
Contribute to a study of Canadian public health practices
The National Collaborating Centre for Methods and Tools (NCCMT) (www.nccmt.ca) is conducting a survey of the various services that public health decision makers in Canada use when making evidence-informed decisions. Such a study is crucial because the services used by the group in question—which includes frontline service providers as well as senior management—may differ greatly depending on location, type of decision and skills/needs they target.
The Canadian Professional Association for Transgender Health (CPATH) invites you to join us at our national conference, Transforming the Landscape of Transgender Health and Wellness, taking place in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada on October 27th – 29th, 2017.