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New Research Update: LDCP Patients First - Strengthening a population health approach for health system planning


Ontario’s Patients First Act provides an opportunity for public health units (PHUs) and local health integration networks (LHINs) to work together using a “population health” approach to plan health services that meet the health needs of the entire community. A Locally Driven Collaborative Research Project (LDCP) is ongoing to answer the question: what are the key elements for successful PHU-LHIN collaboration as required by Patients First Act?

Call for Proposals--CAST Canada Annual National Conference: Challenging Paradigms | Innovative Solutions


Deadline November 30, 2017

Grounding Trauma Conferences started in 2004 in Brampton, and now is Canada’s leading national conference bringing the best in thinking and creative approaches to supporting trauma survivors. By utilizing a blend of narrative, lecture, plenary discussions, experiential and creative sessions we aim to create and foster an entire conference culture.

CAST Canada’s 2018 annual national conference will featuring keynote speaker and presenter Stéphane Grenier, Retired Lieutenant Colonel and Mental Health Innovator.

New Resource--The Chief Public Health Officer’s Report on the State of Public Health in Canada 2017 – Designing Healthy Living


In October, I released my report on the state of public health in Canada. I chose designing healthy living as the topic for my first report as Chief Public Health Officer (CPHO) because of the tremendous potential that changing our built environment has for helping Canadians live healthier lives.

Community design is one factor among many that can lead to better health by providing opportunities for increased physical activity, making healthy eating options easier to access, and promoting better mental health through social support and community belonging.  

National Video Contest Encourages Youth to Keep Safety Top of Mind, Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety


The Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS) invites youth across Canada to use their creativity to develop an original video that illustrates the importance of working safely on the job.

The CCOHS sponsored Focus on Safety Youth Video Contest offers three ways for youth to win:

New Resource—New sedentary behaviour definitions: A terminology consensus project by the Sedentary Behaviour Research Network, Alberta Centre for Active Living


“The Sedentary Behaviour Research Network (SBRN) – Terminology Consensus Project Process and Outcome was a collaborative project authored by 84 researchers from 20 countries.

The project aimed to develop consensus definitions to reduce confusion and inconsistency in the field of health research related to sedentary behaviour.

News from Tamarack


"After 15 years we’ve reached a pivot point. Our mandate holds true and we want to continue to serve communities and cities with the latest in community change thinking in order to build Vibrant Communities. To achieve this, we want to be more focused in how we foster this change and have restructured the organization into two connected yet independent centres lead by Co-CEOs:


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