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In this week's issue, we have two feature articles. The first, Advancing Population Mental Health, is contributed by Pascale Mantoura of the National Collaborating Centre for Healthy Public Policy. Our second, Telling the Health Equity Story through Population Heath Status Reporting, was submitted by Hannah Moffatt, Lesley Dyck, and Pemma Muzumdar of the National Collaborating Centre for Determinants of Health.

As noted last week, we are planning for our end of year reflections feature. This year, 10 years after SARS, we thought it would be appropriate to ask you to provide your brief insights regarding how the SARS outbreak in Canada in 2003 changed public health.

If you are interested in providing your reflections on the effect SARS had on public health in Canada, including how it affected your work personally or observations from a macro or systems level, we will include it as part of the 2013 OHPE reflections collection which will run at the end of December or in early January.

To contribute, please send your brief submission (150–300 words) to the OHPE features editor at by Monday, December 2, 2013.


Coordinating the Use of Genetic Tests and Related Health Services, Institute of Health Services and Policy Research Policy Rounds, CIHR


November 22, 2013

12:00-1:30 p.m. (EST)

Advances in genetic testing have opened up new possibilities in patient care that were not previously envisioned in earlier decades. Demands for genetic tests are quickly increasing, adding to the resource pressures on the current health care system. What are the issues? How can these new technologies and services be managed in this new era to optimize patient care while managing costs?

Respiratory Educator, Barrie & Community Family Health Team


Barrie, Ontario
Deadline November 22, 2013

The BCFHT supports diversity, equity and a workplace free from harassment and discrimination. We encourage applications from all qualified candidates, including women, visible minorities, aboriginal peoples and disabled persons. Personal information contained in applications will be used for recruitment purposes and collected as per privacy legislation. While we thank all applicants, only those contacted for an interview will be acknowledged.

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Integrating evidence into practice and policy: Knowledge Translation resources for practitioners with limited time and resources, NCCMT and CHNET Works!


November 21, 2013

1:00-2:30 p.m. (EST)

Attending workshops or courses about evidence-informed decision making in person can be challenging. To address this challenge, the National Collaborating Centre for Methods and Tools (NCCMT) has developed a number of online resources to help public health professionals learn how to find, share, and use the best available research evidence in their program and policy decisions. These resources are free and can be accessed online from anywhere in the world!

Public Health Dietitian, Sudbury & District Health Unit


Sudbury, Ontario
Deadline November 20, 2013

Limited Full-time (up to August 2014)

The Sudbury & District Health Unit (SDHU) has an exciting opportunity in its Sudbury office for a Public Health Dietitian. Reporting to a Program Manager in the Health Promotion Division, the Public Health Dietitian applies various strategies required to improve the health of the population, including awareness, education, skill-building, community needs assessment, and the implementation of healthy eating and healthy weights programming and services.


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