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2006-465

This week, we have some letters to the editor along with a round up of comings and goings in the field of health promotion.

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2006
number: 
465
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20060526
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465

Risk Communication Web Conference Audio Now Available

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In March 2006, THCU enlisted the support of Vicki Freimuth, formerly
Director of Communication at the Centers for Disease Control and
Prevention (1996-2003). She currently teaches health and risk
communication at the University of Georgia. Vicki has a wealth of
practical experience with public health crises (including anthrax and
SARS) and a strong grounding in theoretical literature.

Report from Task Force on Modernizing Income Security for Working Age Adults

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The Task Force on Modernizing Income Security for Working-Age Adults
(MISWAA) identified key issues plaguing low-income Canadians and
recognized that there is a special urgency to fix the system in our
cities, like Toronto, where the costs of living for low-income adults
and families are highest. The report notes that, if the economy were to
slip into recession, cities would feel the brunt of the current
system's failings as rapidly increasing unemployment and homelessness
place skyrocketing demands on municipal and provincial social services.

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