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This week's feature is from by Stephanie Vendetti-Hastie, Kristin Read, and Dr. Maureen Dobbins from the National Collaborating Centre for Methods and Tools. The article discusses the significance of psychosocial responses to infectious disease outbreaks, drawing on evidence accumulated during the 2013-16 Ebola Virus disease epidemic.

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Diabetes Educator Course Spring 2017, Interprofessional Continuing Education, UBC


Vancouver, British Columbia
April 24-26, 2017

This comprehensive three-day course is for health professionals from a variety of disciplines who face diabetes in practice. The goal is to update your understanding of the complexities of diabetes care, and learn effective approaches to educate those affected by diabetes. It is an ideal course if you are entering the dynamic, specialty field of diabetes education.

Partnering for Prevention, Mississauga Halton Central West Regional Cancer Program


Brampton, Ontario
March 29, 2017

3:00 to 5:30 p.m. EDT
Lionhead Golf Club & Conference Centre, 8525 Mississauga Road

Join us for our Partnering for Prevention event where we will build partnerships across sectors to improve the health of individuals in our communities.

This is a great opportunity to network, share lessons learned and learn more about initiatives through the MHCW Regional Cancer Program.

Let's Get Social: Social Media, Social Justice & Social Support for Eating Disorders; NIED's 56th Free Eating Disorder Symposium


Guelph, Ontario
March 21, 2017

6:30–9:00 p.m.
The Community Room at 10 Carden, 10 Carden Street

This free symposium focuses on intersections between social justice, social media & eating disorders. We'll look at how to situate eating disorder prevention, research, treatment & recovery within a social context & explore the ins & outs of using social media to talk about eating disorders — the good, the bad, & the just-plain-confusing.

Registered Nurse, Quest Community Health Centre


St. Catharines, Ontario
Deadline March 10, 2017
Full time

Quest Community Health Centre is a not-for-profit, interdisciplinary, health care organization.  We are one of 73 government funded Community Health Centres in Ontario.  Our holistic model of care focuses on primary care, illness prevention, health promotion, community capacity building, and services integration, while taking into account underlying conditions such as poverty, housing problems, unemployment and poor diet.

Medical Officer of Health, Public Health, Health Services, Region of Peel


Brampton, Ontario
Deadline March 8, 2017

Location: 10 Peel Centre Drive, Suite A, Brampton Ontario
Job Type: Regular Full-time

Our Health Services Department are looking for a Medical Officer of Health to provide strategic and operational leadership to a team of Public Health professionals to ensure the effective delivery of population health care programs to the residents of Peel.
The Public Health Division focuses on:


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