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CHNET-Works! Fireside Chats in February and March 2015

February and March 2015

Webinars are held from 1:00-2:30 p.m. EST unless otherwise noted.

February 24    
The origins and spinoffs of equity-focused influenza prevention at Manitoba Health

In this Fireside Chat, we will explore how staff at Manitoba Health, Healthy Living and Seniors used the knowledge of health inequities gained during the H1N1 pandemic response to improve how they work with vulnerable populations across the province—and in particular Aboriginal populations—in an attempt to minimize inequitable impacts. And the degree to which the the collaborations and learnings from their influenza prevention approach  began to help “mainstream” health equity work more broadly in public health work and the some factors which contribute to this.

February 25    
NCCMT “OPHS Evidence-Informed Planning Cycle” / Le cycle de planification fondée sur des données probantes des NSPO

How can the OPHS Evidence-Informed Planning Cycle help you?  Although created for use within the SDHU, this tool can be used by individuals and organizations to plan effective pro- grams. The toolkit includes transferable templates, tracking forms, flowcharts, prompts and resources to assist in the program planning process.

February 26    
Family Violence Prevention – Building Trauma Informed Communities / La prévention de la violence familiale – sensibiliser les collectivités aux traumatismes

Trauma-informed practice addresses the impact of violence and victimization on the individual, family, and community’s life and development. It emphasizes choice, control, knowledge, survival skills, ethical integrity, and support on the per- son’s own terms. Trauma-informed practice is critical for supporting a systems-response to individual, family and com- munity histories of violence and trauma (for example, aboriginal experience of residential schooling in Canada).

February 27
Is Canada ready for a national pharmacare program?

Momentum is building across Canada for the adoption of a national pharmacare program. Just a few weeks ago federal Health Minister Rona Ambrose asked Ontario to lead discussions with the provinces about the possibility. Some ob- servers argue that a national program would be more accessible, more equitable and more efficient than the existing programs.

March 03
Psychiatry Workforce : Meeting the Needs : More Psychiatrists or role clarification?

While we are talking openly about mental illnesses and addictions now more than ever – there has been far less public discussion about how difficult it is to access services for mental health. As a result of a campaign to raise awareness about mental illnesses the number of people seeking help in Emergency Department and outpatient clinics has dramatically increased. We continue to witness public tragedies involving un- treated mental illness – often with horrible repercussions for the individual, their families, and the communities where they live.

March 24
Toolkit: Implementation of Best Practice Guidelines from the Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario (RNAO) / Au programme : la trousse d’outils Mise en œuvre des lignes directrices sur les pratiques exemplaires de l’Association des infirmières et infir

The Toolkit: Implementation of Best Practice Guidelines, developed by the Registered Nurses Association of Ontario (RNAO), helps with the systematic and well-planned implementation of best practice guidelines based on known factors for success. The toolkit, now in its second edition, provides a step-by-step approach to introduce and apply best practice guidelines, and to ensure that those best practices are sustained.

March 26, 1:00-2:00 p.m. EST     
Dynamic Continuing Education in Public Health: 10 Lessons in 10 Years

The Public Health Agency of Canada initiated Skills Online—a dynamic continuing, online education program for public health—some 10 years ago. The suite of online modules is designed to help individuals and organizations develop and strengthen their knowledge and skills to meet the Core Competencies for Public Health in Canada.

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CHNET-Works! are now booking Fireside Chats (webinars) for April-June 2015.  For those needing a Fireside Chat within this fiscal year, we have a few dates available in March 2015.