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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 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.