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New Resource--Ontario Marginalization Index 2011 Update, Public Health Ontario and the Centre for Urban Health Solutions


Public Health Ontario ( and the Centre for Urban Health Solutions at St. Michael’s Hospital ( are excited to announce the release of the 2011 update to the Ontario Marginalization Index (ON-Marg).

Support young adult smokers to quit by ordering free promotional material for the wouldurather… contest! Leave the Pack Behind


Deadline January 28th, 2018

More young adults smoke in this province compared to all other age groups, and they overwhelmingly say that they want to quit. The best way to do that? Use evidence-based quit aids and get into a program that has been specifically tailored for young adults 18-29.

The wouldurather… contest is a proven intervention to help young adults to quit or cut back on their tobacco use. The contest uniquely offers four categories, so smokers can enter to quit, cut back by half, commit to partying without the smoke, or stay smoke-free.

Health Promotion Capacity Building Services Unit Update


The Health Promotion Capacity Building (HPCB) unit at Public Health Ontario (PHO) is comprised of two health promotion resource centres (including the Alcohol Policy Network) that receive annual funding from the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care. As of March 31, 2018, this funding will be discontinued and the services currently offered by HPCB will no longer be provided.

New Resource--Here Comes Baby video series: Bathing your baby, Ottawa Public Health and the Monarch Centre


Ottawa Public Health and The Monarch Centre are happy to announce the release of the Bathing your baby video, a first in a series of new videos for soon-to-be parents entitled Here Comes Baby.

The Here Comes Baby series will bring together local parents, health professionals and experts to discuss the realities of life with a new baby. Expect to see some familiar faces!

The series will include:

Call for Abstracts--4th International Conference on UV and Skin Cancer Prevention


Deadline December 15, 2017

Ryerson University, the Canadian Dermatology Association and Klein Buendel, Inc. are extremely proud to host the 4th International Conference on UV and Skin Cancer Prevention in North America in Toronto on May 1-4, 2018. The previous conferences on UV and Skin Cancer Prevention have been held in Copenhagen (2011), Berlin (2013), and Melbourne (2015).

Call for Abstracts-- The 6th Health and Wellbeing in Children, Youth, and Adults with Developmental Disabilities Conference Creating Partnerships; University of British Columbia Interprofessional Continuing Education


Deadlines April 30, 2018 & June 22, 2018

Sun Sense Registration for 2017-18 School Year Now Open, Canadian Cancer Society


Despite being highly preventable, skin cancer is the most common type of cancer diagnosed in Canada and it is on the rise. Research indicates that childhood exposure to ultraviolet radiation (UVR) is a contributing factor to the development of skin cancer later in life, and that schools can play a major role in both minimizing students' exposure to UVR and positively influencing student behaviour by establishing routines that foster healthy, safe enjoyment of the outdoors.

Call for Participants--Population Health Panel at CAHSPR2018; Health System Performance Research Network, Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, University of Toronto


I’m writing to inform you of a population health panel we’re putting together for CAHSPR2018 and to invite those of you who work in this area to express interest and potentially join the panel.

We’re looking for individuals and groups who work/research in the area of population health to participate in a conference panel tentatively titled "Increasing the scale and adoption of population health approach: examples from Canada and beyond.”


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