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Call for Abstracts--10th Annual Ottawa Conference: State of the Art Clinical Approaches to Smoking Cessation, University of Ottawa Heart Institute

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Deadline December 13, 2017

[Ed: Deadline updated with extension December 8]

The Ottawa Conference has become a recognized national reference point for health professionals seeking to gain knowledge in clinical smoking cessation - an important area of preventative health practice. This is an accredited opportunity for knowledge exchange for a variety of stakeholders including physicians, nurses, other healthcare and community practitioners, researchers, and policy-makers.

New Resource--Making the Case for Workplace Wellness Programs, CCOHS

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To help employers better understand the value of workplace wellness programs, the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS) has launched the e-course, Business Case for Workplace Wellness. With many workers in Canada spending the majority of their waking hours at work each day, employers are starting to realize the importance of offering workplace wellness programs and the positive impact they can have.

Build Your Public Health Career at PH SPOT

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Founded in 2016 and based in Toronto, PH SPOT is the leading career development spot for public health professionals.

Our mission is to provide public health professionals with great resources to build their careers. We deliver hand-picked public health jobs, resources, mentorship, and inspiration through our platform. We see PH SPOT becoming the ultimate hub where public health leaders are fostered, meaningful relationships are built, and significant impact is made around the world.

Check it out: http://www.phspot.ca.

Changes at HC Link

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After 9 years of helping community groups, organizations and partnerships across Ontario to build healthier communities, HC Link will cease operations on March 31st, 2018, due to the withdrawal of funding.

HC Link is a partnership of three provincial organizations: Health Nexus, Ontario Healthy Communities Coalition (OHCC) and Parent Action on Drugs (PAD).

Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit “No money for food is …. Cent$less” Campaign Launches Second Phase

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About seventy thousand people in Simcoe Muskoka struggle to put food on the table every year. This is about the same number of people who live in Huntsville, Orillia and Collingwood combined. Well aware of this, local food banks are gearing up for seasonal food drives to help address urgent food needs over the holiday season and into the long winter months that follow.
 

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

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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?

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