Announcements

Healthy Built Environments: Building complete communities and complete streets, HC Link Consultation

HC Link helps community groups, organizations, and partnerships drive change and create healthy communities across Ontario by providing consulting services, webinars, workshops, resources and other learning opportunities in both English and French.

HC Link consulting services are provided free of charge, where possible, and are customized to meet your needs. A consultation we are currently featuring is Healthy Built Environments: Building complete communities and complete streets.

$15K Challenge Funding Opportunity, Women’s Xchange

Deadline January 16, 2017

What would you do with $15,000 to improve women’s health?

Women’s Xchange invites you to apply for the $15K Challenge. The $15K Challenge will award $15,000 to individuals in organizations working to advance the health of women and girls in Ontario. Funding is available for one year to support research projects that address women’s health issues at the local level.

New Evidence Brief from PHO! Exploring interventions for perinatal mental health in a public health context

Mental health throughout the perinatal period is an important public health concern. The newest evidence brief from Public Health Ontario investigates evidence-based interventions to address perinatal mental health in a public health context. This evidence brief addresses a current gap in public health research. This evidence brief found that:

New Resource--AirAssess: Improve Indoor Air Quality at Work App, OHCOW and CCOHS

Did you know that the quality of air that individuals breathe at work can affect their health, comfort and productivity? The Occupational Health Clinics for Ontario Workers (OHCOW) has collaborated with the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS) to develop a mobile app to help individuals find solutions to indoor air quality problems in their workplace.
 

Join Sharing Together! Co-create an evidence priority agenda for mental health, substance use and addictions in Ontario

Join EENet’s dialogue sessions, taking place across the province, to provide input on the evidence most needed to support you in your daily work and to navigate the  system. Sharing Together (http://eenet.ca/sharing-together/) aims to identify priority evidence needs related to mental health, substance use, and addictions, in the areas of health promotion and prevention, early identification, treatment and recovery, and across the lifespan. Results of the in-person sessions, and an online survey, will be used to co-create an evidence priority agenda for Ontario.

Call for Abstracts--The 12th National Community Health Nurses of Canada Conference

Deadline January 9, 2017

Community Health Nurses of Canada (CHNC) is pleased to invite you to participate in the 12th National CHNC Conference.

“Blueprint for Action, Making Connections”
Niagara Falls, Ontario
June 20-22, 2017

This conference brings together individuals who have an interest in Community Health Nursing from practice, research, administration, policy and education.  

Plan to attend and share your knowledge!

Call for Abstracts: open until January 9 at https://www.chnc.ca/en/call-for-abstracts

Call for Input--Continuing Professional Development, Queen’s University

The office of Continuing Professional Development at Queen’s University is committed to providing innovative healthcare education.  

Currently, we are looking for ways to support primary health care practitioners who have patients enrolled in pharmaceutical clinical trials. To help us understand how best to support primary health care practitioners (physicians, registered and/or registered practical nurses, dieticians, social workers, etc.), we are conducting a needs assessment for these groups.

New Study--Cancer Survival Disparities Between First Nation and Non-Aboriginal Adults in Canada; Cancer Care Ontario, the Pediatric Oncology Group of Ontario, and Statistics Canada

A new study published in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers and Prevention has found that First Nations in Canada have significantly poorer five-year survival from cancer than non-Aboriginals.
 

Online Training--Economic Literacy for a Green Economy, Sustainability Network

Beginning March 1, 2017, the program consists of a series of six modules that will build organizational capacity by increasing the knowledge and understanding of economic concepts and their role in supporting a green economy. The training stream takes a case-based approach to address key economic concepts, their assumptions, key measures and gaps, and their strengths and limitations.
 
In particular, participants will learn about the latest innovations in economics that are relevant to

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