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Public health should not be part of health care

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This opinion piece by Dr. Trevor Hancock was originally published in the Times Colonist and was reprinted by Upstream. Reproduced by permission. Dr. Trevor Hancock is a professor and senior scholar at the University of Victoria’s school of public health and social policy.

For clear and engaging writing, get personal with personal pronouns

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I Introduction
II Don’t scare your readers away
III Clear language gets personal
IV First, second, third person
V Moving along with the times
VI Ditching the third person
VII Practice, practice... and more practice
VIII Resist, resist, resist
IX Resources

By Carolyn Wilby, Clear Language @ Work Inc.

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Health Links: the Impact of Care Coordination for Patients with Complex Needs on Hospital Utilization

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I Introduction
II Overview
III Methods
IV Results
V Discussion and Conclusion
VI Resources

--Submitted by Meghan O’Leary, MSc, Manager of Primary Health Care and Lead for Salmon River Health Link, Kingston Community Health Centres, and Laurissa Watson, MPH, Research Assistant, Kingston Community Health Centres

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Refugee Health Cuts: The Context, The Current Coverage, and The Call to Action

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I Introduction
II The context
III The current coverage
IV The call to action
V Resources

--Submitted by Ritika Goel

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What happens when a government decides that instead of protecting and providing for the most marginalized people in the society, it will instead attack and deny services to them? The 2012 cuts to the refugee health program in Canada have been an exercise in determining exactly that.

Attention Health Promoters: It’s Time to Get Creative!

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I Introduction
II What is Arts & Health?
III Opportunity in Canada
IV Conclusion
V Resources
VI References
VII Additional Resources

--Submitted by Kira Tozer, MPH, Knowledge Translation Coordinator, Arts Health Network Canada, and Nicki Kahnamoui, MA, PMP, Executive Director (Acting), Arts Health Network Canada

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Developing smoke-free hospitals in Ontario: A Documentation of Practice (DoP) study

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I Introduction
II The Project and Methods
III Results
IV Conclusions
V References
VI Resources

Submitted by Laura McCammon Tripp and Irene Lambraki, Propel Centre for Population Health Impact, University of Waterloo, and Steven Savvaidis, The Program Training and Consultation Centre

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Empathy, dignity, and respect: The importance of cultural competency for First Nations, Inuit, and Métis people

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I Introduction
II Why cultural competency is needed
III Developing cultural competency
IV Concluding comments
V Recommended resources

--submitted by Judy Irwin (senior writer) and Elaine Kachala (policy lead), Health Council of Canada

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Criminalization of HIV Non-disclosure: Imagining a Public Health Response

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I Introduction
II Overview
III The workshop
III The workshop
IV Findings
V Key Concerns
VI Recommendations for Future Action
VII Conclusions
VIII Resources

--submitted by Nivedita Ravi, Anthea Darychuk, Michelle Olding, Rebecca Penn and Nicole Greenspan

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