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Skills for Health Promotion--New Introductory-Level Workshops from The Health Communication Unit

Expand Your Health Promotion Toolkit for Any Health Issue

These introductory-level half-day workshops cover the basics of THCU's recommended step models.  In each workshop,

  • we begin with an overview of key concepts and terms,
  • then briefly address the ‘why' and ‘how' of each step,
  • then bring the most challenging steps to life through interactive exercises and small group discussions,
  • then discuss "on the job" challenges identified by participants, and to close,
  • identify quality sources of more information, tools and personalized consultation services.

We recommend these sessions for

  • Anyone new to health promotion seeking definitions, tools, resources and organized approaches to practice.
  • Front line staff that need to choose, plan, implement and evaluate programs and services.
  • Managers or team leaders who train or advise staff about theory and evidence-informed processes.

Participants may enroll in one, some, or all of the following half-day sessions:
    1. Planning Health Promotion Programs
    2. Evaluating Health Promotion Programs
    3. Influencing Policy Change and Development
    4. Developing Health Communication Activities

Additional events will be offered in

  • January 29th and 30th, 2008, in Chatham, Ontario
  • March 5th and 6th, 2008, in Kingston, Ontario

Thanks to a grant from the Ontario Ministry of Health Promotion, we are able to offer all THCU workshops and services for free to people working with Ontario-focused health promotion initiatives.

To register for the October workshops, please visit http://www.thcu.ca/workshops/registration.htm. Don't wait! Limited spaces are available.

Jodi Thesenvitz and Larry Hershfield from The Health Communication Unit will be facilitating the October 24th & 25th session.