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Two Feature Articles: Using Science as a tool for Public Health Innovation and Systems Thinking: A Paradigm for Health Innovation

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This week there are two feature articles, both by masters of public health students at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health at the University of Toronto: Systems Thinking: A Paradigm for Health Innovation by Anne Rucchetto and Using Science as a tool for Public Health Innovation by Akanksha Ganguly


Using Science as a tool for Public Health Innovation

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Learnings from Six New Landmark Active Transportation Case Studies on the Tools of Change Website

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I Summary
II Introduction to the Case Studies
III Citizen/Customer Orientation
IV Audience / Participant Targeting and Segmentation
V Relationship Building, Engagement and Exchange
VI Program Results
VII Learnings
VIII Further Details and Additional Resources

--submitted by Jay Kassirer, General Manager, Tools of Change; President, Cullbridge Marketing and Communications

Two Articles: Engaging communities in the design and use of their streets and Sexual health promotion for youth through telemedicine

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Engaging communities in the design and use of their streets

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I Introduction
II Turning transportation infrastructure into social infrastructure
III Small-scale changes, big health impact
IV Challenges and solutions
V Concluding thoughts
VI Resources            
VII References

--Submitted by Nadha Hassen

I Introduction

New Horizons for Seniors Program: 2014-2015 Call for Proposals for Community-Based Projects

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Deadline: July 4, 2014

The Government of Canada is seeking applications for projects that will help Canadian seniors use their leadership abilities, skills and experience to continue to make a difference in their communities through the New Horizons for Seniors Program (NHSP).

NHSP community-based projects help empower seniors to share their knowledge, skills and experiences with others and support communities by increasing their capacity to address local issues.

The call for proposals will close on Friday, July 4, 2014.

WALK Friendly Ontario - Apply Now!

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The application for designation as a WALK Friendly Community will remain open until September 30th 2014. Communities wishing to apply should click on the “Apply” tab at walkfriendly.ca, and follow the instructions to log in and create an account.

WALK Friendly Ontario is a recognition program that encourages municipalities to create and improve spaces and places to walk by awarding Bronze, Silver, Gold or Platinum designations.

Workshop: Evaluating Community Impact: Capturing and Making Sense of Community Outcomes

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Winnipeg, Manitoba / Halifax, Nova Scotia
May 13-15, 2014 / June 2-4, 2014

I would like to invite you to take part in Evaluating Community Impact: Capturing and Making Sense of Community Outcomes, an interactive, three-day workshop designed for leaders who want to discover how to capture, understand, and measure community outcomes and the impact of change initiatives on communities. This workshop will be co-led by Liz Weaver and Mark Cabaj, in two different locations in 2014: Winnipeg, Manitoba and Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Planning and Integration Specialist, South West Local Health Integration Network

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London, Ontario
Deadline August 9, 2012

The South West Local Health Integration Network  (LHIN), is one of 14 local organizations that have been created in Ontario to plan, coordinate and fund local health services, including hospitals, community care access centres (CCACs), long-term care homes, community health centres (CHCs), community support service agencies, and mental health and addictions agencies. The office of the South West LHIN is located in London, Ontario.

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