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CHNET-Works Fireside Chats in March and April

Developing a Community of Practice (CoP) for community health nurses
March 6, 2008, 1:00-2:30 p.m. (Eastern Time)
This fireside chat will provide the background literature and different initiatives related to CoP, as well as initial experiences in this project. Participants who have had some experience with a CoP or who want to learn more about them are encouraged to attend.  Advisors on Tap: Dr Liz Diem, University of Ottawa; Dr Alwyn Moyer, University of Ottawa; Dr Marjorie MacDonald, University of Victoria

Falls Prevention: Safer bathrooms--grab bar research and application
April 11, 2008, 1:00-2:30 p.m. (Eastern Time)
This Fireside Chat will look at the most current research on bathroom grab bars - what we know and what we don't know.  This chat also provides an opportunity to overview an evidence based
proposed building code change for bathroom grab bars, how community
health organizations and individuals can be heard in the "building code
public consultation process" as well as share and discuss sample
messages for the media re: the need for safer bathrooms.  Our Advisors on Tap will share information gleaned from studies on bathroom grab bar placement and dimentions in the Motor Control Laboratory and the Occupation Therapy Activities of Daily Living Laboratory at the University of Ottawa.  Advisors on Tap: Heidi Sveistrup, PhD, University of Ottawa;  Paulette Guitard, Ph.D University of Ottawa

Healthy Aging Policies - perspectives from Newfoundland/Labrador
April 18, 2008, 1:00-2:30 p.m. (Eastern Time)
This Fireside Chat will look at the Newfoundland and Labrador experience re: developing and implementing a healthy aging policy--success factors and barriers and learnings. The Aging Issues Network will share information about how their network was formed as well as how they influenced policy change with the government of Newfoundland and Labrador.  Advisors on Tap: Rosemary Lester, Executive Director, Seniors Resource Centre Association of Newfoundland and Labrador; Alicia Cox, Project Director, Aging Issues Network, Seniors Resource Centre Association of Newfoundland and Labrador; TBD - Newfoundland and Labrador: Aging and Seniors Division

For more information and to register go to All past Fireside Chat PPT Presentations are posted in the login area.