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In this week's issue, Carly Heung, a graduate student in the University of Waterloo's Master of Public Health program, provides an overview of the Alcohol Policy Network's report, Alcohol and Community-based Violence: A Systematic Review.

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Mental Health First Aid, Royal Ottawa Mental Health Centre


Ottawa, Ontario
November 4-5, 2011

9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Room 1424, 1145 Carling AvenueThe Royal Ottawa Mental Health Centre
613.722.6521 Ext 6535

Mental Health First Aid is the help provided to a person developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis. The first aid is given until appropriate professional treatment is received or until the crisis is resolved. The concept is based on the model of medical first aid.

Manager, Environmental Health & Chronic Disease Prevention, Middlesex-London Health Unit


London, Ontario
Deadline October 4, 2011

Make your impact and contribution in Public Health at the Middlesex-London Health Unit as the Manager of the Environmental Health Team who will provide operational and strategic leadership to a team of a Public Health Inspectors. The team responsibilities include a wide range of Environmental Health services, with an emphasis on the Safe Water Program.

Men’s Body Image and the Drive for Muscularity, Royal Ottawa Mental Health Centre


Ottawa, Ontario
October 4, 2011

12:00-13:00 p.m.
Associates in Psychiatry Auditorium, Royal Ottawa Mental Health Centre, 1145 Carling Ave

This lecture will be available over the Ontario Telemedecine Network.

Presenter: Donald R. McCreary, PhD; Resilience Group, Defence R&D Canada – Toronto; Adjunct Professor of Psychology (Brock, Carleton, & York Universities)

Health Data Analyst II, Region of Waterloo Public Health


Waterloo & Cambridge, Ontario
Deadline September 28, 2011

1 Permanent Full-time position

Location: 99 Regina Street South, Waterloo/150 Main Street, Cambridge
Wage/Salary: $53,053.00-$60,296.60 per annum

Consider an exciting opportunity to provide analytical support to the Epidemiology & Health Analytics team which benefits the Public Health department, other Regional departments and community partners.

Community Health Partnership Coordinator, Canadian Cancer Society, Ontario Division


Toronto, Ontario
Deadline September 25, 2011

Every three minutes, another Canadian in faced with fighting cancer. Join the Canadian Cancer Society’s fight against cancer by helping us do everything we can to prevent cancer, save lives and support those living with cancer. You’ll be part of a passionate team determined to change lives and make a difference in the cancer fight.

Community Health Partnership Coordinator (2 positions)


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