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CHNET-Works! Webinars in Late March and April, 2016

March and April 2016

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March 24, 1:30-3:00 p.m. EDT     
#475 The Baby-Friendly Initiative in Canada: Milestones and Musings / L’initiative Amis des bébés au Canada : jalons et réflexions

Please join us to learn more about the importance of breastfeeding and explore the role of the Baby-Friendly Initiative (BFI) in Canada. Speaker, Kathy O’Grady Venter, RN, IBCLC, is a World Health Organization/UNICEF-trained Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative (BFI) Lead Assessor and Trainer, a BFI Ontario Executive Member, and has been an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) since 1990. Kathy also served as the Past Chair of the BFI assessment/education committee of the Baby Friendly Initiative Ontario. She was the recipient of the Canadian Lactation Consult Association 2010 and the 2013 Award for Clinical Excellence. This webinar is hosted by the Public Health Agency of Canada. Please note that simultaneous interpretation will be provided. Who should attend: Those who are interested in learning more on the importance of breastfeeding and BFI’s implementation practices in Canada.

March 29, 1:00-2:30 p.m. EDT     
#476 Age-Friendly Communities Evaluation Guide / Guide d’évaluation pour les collectivités-amies des aînés

Please join us for a webinar and discussion on the Public Health Agency of Canada’s Age-Friendly Communities Evaluation Guide and how a local community is using age-friendly indicators to measure the success of their initiative. Who should attend: Anyone with an interest in learning more about how to measure progress and evaluate their age-friendly initiatives.

March 30, 1:00-2:30 p.m. EDT
#477 Discipline-specific competencies as guidance for health equity work: What does this mean for public health practice? / Les compétences propres à une discipline en santé publique peuvent-elles favoriser une pratique axée sur l’équité?

This webinar will look at the inclusion of the social determinants of health (SDH), health equity and social justice in public health discipline specific competencies to support action on health equity. Guest speakers will discuss the impact of competencies on front-line public health practice, what supports the translation of equity and SDH content of competencies into program and policy decisions, and how these factors can frame workforce capacity to address health equity.

April 07, 1:00-2:30 p.m. EDT     
#478 Health Care Innovation Working Group (HCIWG) Webinar - Care at Home for Individuals Living with Dementia

Recognizing the need to learn from each other in addressing the needs of persons with dementia and their care partners, Canada’s Premiers established a Seniors’ Care Theme Group as part of the Council of the Federation’s Health Care Innovation Working Group (HCIWG). In May 2015, the Seniors’ Care Theme Group hosted a webinar that focused on dementia caregiver support, which was then followed by an in-person forum (Supporting Canadians Living with Dementia), that was part of the pre-conference events for the October 2015 Canadian Association on Gerontology’s Annual Meeting. As the final stage of the three-part dementia symposium, the Seniors’ Care Theme Group is pleased to host a webinar focused on care at home for individuals living with dementia, on Thursday, April 7, 2016. This webinar is open to all interested participants. The first hour of the webinar will include guest speakers with Q & A time after the presentation.

April 28, 1:00-2:00 p.m. EDT
#479 Intergenerational Solutions To Elder Abuse: Kids And Seniors Work It Out

For decades, governments, non-profits, community health and education advocates have worked from two different camps to alleviate bullying of youth and abuse of older adults. This webinar will assist you in understanding reasons for, and ways to bring, those two generational camps together, simply and cost effectively, for maximum impact on their shared area of concern. The team of presenters will present a brief background of this work, 2 exemplar projects, and introduce four free resources to guide your interest. There will be a Q & A in which we heartily invite you to take part. The presentation will be in English. PowerPoint slides will be available in English and French.