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CHNET-Works! Fireside Chats in January

January 2014

Hoarding: Feeling Homey or Feeling Hazardous? SHKN
January 8, 2014
1:30-2:30 p.m. EST        
Hoarding is a mental health condition characterized by the accumulation of clutter at the expense of functioning and safety.  Understand the nature of compulsive hoarding disorder - who it affects, how it is diagnosed and what safety challenges are typical in situations of extreme clutter.
Learn to identify the current evidence-based strategies to support your clients and techniques available to address risks such as fires, infestations and eviction.
Stories of Using Evidence to Inform Health Promotion and Chronic Disease Prevention Practice & Programs, PHAC: ASPC
January 15, 2014
1:00-2:30 p.m. EST    
A comprehensive use of evidence entails the application of evidence over the life span of an intervention from planning, through implementation to evaluation and refinement or continuous improvement. The Casebook on Intervention Evidence Use showcases stories of five organizations successes and challenges with the use of evidence in the planning, development, implementation and evaluation of health promotion and chronic disease prevention intervention.
Enhancing Primary Health Care Delivery in the Inner City Through Interprofessional Teamwork, CHHRRN:
1:00-2:30 p.m.
January 16, 2014
St. Michaels--Inspired Care. Inspiring Science. Interprofessional collaboration increasingly plays a key role in effective primary care delivery models across North America, including Family Medicine teaching sites. Collaborative, team-based care has been demonstrated to improve: access, the quality of care, patient satisfaction, health care outcomes; employee retention and satisfaction with work-related quality of life....

Islands of Isolation - Exploring Social Isolation and Mistreatment of Older Adults.
January 23, 2014
1:00-2:30 p.m.  EST    
Social isolation is considered one of the more robust risk factors for abuse and neglect later in life. But how does it function, and why? Equally important, how are we addressing it?
Lessons Learned from the Diabetes Community-Based Prevention Program, PHAC / ASPC
January 30, 2014
1:00-2:30 p.m.  EST   
This webinar will share lessons learned from the Diabetes GPS, an interactive microsite to help people with diabetes including those from the Chinese, South Asian and African Caribbean communities’ access credible information that is culturally appropriate and available in their own language, Leaders Tool Kit for Healthy Living Workshops for Older Adults, an evidence based six-week workshop template for community educators and leaders and finally the PEP (Peer Education Program) Talk: Diabetes, Healthy Feet and You program, a peer- led self-management program developed to address the problems of growing prevalence of diabetes and its complications, and limited health care dollars.  The lessons learned from these projects will be useful to other community based organizations working to improve Canadian’s outcomes related to diabetes.

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