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Au Revoir!


This edition of OHPE is, we regret, the last edition for the moment. We must take a hiatus.

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A huge thank you to all our 7800+ readers for your interest over the past twenty years (and more than a thousand issues)!


Below are a few highlights from our subscriber survey last summer.

Healthy Eating in Ontario: What Do We Know?


Healthy Eating in Ontario: What Do We Know?

An Analysis of Eating Behaviours, Food Literacy and Food Insecurity Indicators

I Summary
II A Summary of Key Findings
-IIa Healthy Eating
-IIb Food Literacy and Skills
-IIc Food Insecurity
-IId Self-Reported Health and Physical Activity
III Limitations of this Study
IV Future Recommendations

Outdoor fitness equipment in public parks: Is it an effective physical activity intervention?


I Summary
II Introduction
III If you build it, will they sweat?
IV How do people feel about active parks?
V Can we increase the use of active parks in small cities?
VI Research to implementation: The Nicholas Sheran Family Outdoor Gym
VII Conclusion
VIII Acknowledgements
IX References

Increasing Organizational Capacity for Health Equity Work: Graduate Student Literature Review Findings



I Introduction
II Literature Review Methodology
III Findings
IV Discussion
V Limitations
VI Next Steps
VII Key Resources

--Submitted by Chase Simms, Graduate Student, The University of Victoria, Masters of Public Health, Social Policy Specialization

I Introduction

Symposium: Conducting Research with Urban Aboriginal Peoples


Toronto, Ontario
March 19 & 20, 2014

The Toronto Aboriginal Support Services Council (TASSC) is holding a two-day symposium on Conducting Research with Urban Aboriginal Peoples. Please share this information with any of your contacts who would benefit from learning the essentials of community-based research (CBR) with urban Aboriginal peoples.

Topics will focus on best practices for research development, design and dissemination, plus highlight strategies for putting policies and principles into practice.

Speakers include:

Planning and Integration Specialist, South West Local Health Integration Network


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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