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This week in OHPE 377.1 we have the sad news of the death of a health promotion colleague and friend, Jim Shea, who died on Monday, August 30 at the age of 43.

This week also includes a letter responding to OHPE Bulletin 376.1 on Health Literacy and Health Promotion, and more information about a couple of resources in that article, ( also have our usual round up of comings and goings in health promotion.

The OHPE is excited to announce that last week we marked our 3500th subscriber! We now have 3525 subscribers. What a milestone!

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Maximizing Workplace Productivity: Managing Stress and Depression in the Workplace


York Region Workplace Wellness Annual Conference with partners: CAMH, CMHA and MDAO. Wed. Sept. 22, 2004, 8:30 - 4:30

Speakers: Dr. Martin Shain, CAMH; Ellen Ostofsky, Mood Disorders

Association of Ontario, Sandra Vessel, Manager of Workplace Wellness and Substance Abuse Prevention, Regional Municipality of York

Cost: $125 until Sept. 14, then $150. Includes meals and program


For more information contact Public Health Nurse Mona Mahdy

OSHNET Listserv Hot Topics Electronic Roundtables


The Ontario Self-Help Network (OSHNET) announces the launch of a series of Electronic "Hot Topic" Rountables beginning this fall on the OSHNET Listserv.

Upcoming Hot Topics:

*Building Self-Help Awareness: Steps for Getting the Word Out - Begins

September 14!

*Ensuring Confidentiality: The Anchor of Self-Help/Peer Support

*Improving Group Meetings: Design Choices and Facilitation Techniques

*Enhancing Rural Self-Help: Recognizing Difference and Choosing

Complex Systems Organizing: Better Ways of Working Together


This seminar,sponsored by Tamarack,An Institute for Community Engagement,features Dr. Steve Waddell, Boston College and founder of Global Action Network Net. Dr. Waddell will explore complex systems, what they are and how they operate and how, through societal learning, we can find better ways to work together on the issues facing our communities.

To register, visit the Tamarack website at


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