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2017-1004

View this issue online: http://www.ohpe.ca/edition/2017-1004.

This week’s feature, “Public health should not be part of health care,” is an opinion piece by Dr. Trevor Hancock originally published in the Times Colonist and reprinted by Upstream. Reproduced by permission. Dr. Trevor Hancock is a professor and senior scholar at the University of Victoria’s school of public health and social policy.

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2017
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1004
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You are how you eat: Food, culture, and social inequality; Community Food Centres Canada

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Online
December 12, 2017

12:00-1:00 p.m. Eastern

Though the need to eat is certainly a constant, ideas about food and how we cook, eat, and share it are constantly shifting. The culture of food both reflects and helps to shape our society. For the past 20 years, interest in food — from the Food Network to an exploding restaurant culture to an increase in appreciation for home cooking — has been on the ascent. This has been buoyed by a multi-faceted “food movement” that contains everyone from farmers to chefs, concerned eaters to health and food justice activists.

Unravelling the Food-Health Nexus: Addressing Practices, Political Economy, and Power Relations to Build Healthier Food Systems; Global Alliance for the Future of Food

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December 12, 2017

11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. EST

Food is a cornerstone of good health. Yet food systems affect health through multiple, interconnected pathways, generating severe human and economic costs.

Program Manager, Healthy Families Program, North Bay Parry Sound District Health Unit

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North Bay, Ontario
Deadline December 11, 2017

Job Posting #2017/035

Position: Program Manager – Healthy Families Program - Management/Non-Union
Hours of Work: Permanent – Full-Time – 35 Hours Per Week (1.00 FTE)
Effective: April 30, 2018
Location: Main Office – North Bay
Additional Info: Vacant Position

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Support young adult smokers to quit by ordering free promotional material for the wouldurather… contest! Leave the Pack Behind

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Deadline January 28th, 2018

More young adults smoke in this province compared to all other age groups, and they overwhelmingly say that they want to quit. The best way to do that? Use evidence-based quit aids and get into a program that has been specifically tailored for young adults 18-29.

The wouldurather… contest is a proven intervention to help young adults to quit or cut back on their tobacco use. The contest uniquely offers four categories, so smokers can enter to quit, cut back by half, commit to partying without the smoke, or stay smoke-free.

Health Promotion Capacity Building Services Unit Update

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The Health Promotion Capacity Building (HPCB) unit at Public Health Ontario (PHO) is comprised of two health promotion resource centres (including the Alcohol Policy Network) that receive annual funding from the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care. As of March 31, 2018, this funding will be discontinued and the services currently offered by HPCB will no longer be provided.

New Resource--Here Comes Baby video series: Bathing your baby, Ottawa Public Health and the Monarch Centre

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Ottawa Public Health and The Monarch Centre are happy to announce the release of the Bathing your baby video, a first in a series of new videos for soon-to-be parents entitled Here Comes Baby.

The Here Comes Baby series will bring together local parents, health professionals and experts to discuss the realities of life with a new baby. Expect to see some familiar faces!

The series will include:

Call for Abstracts--4th International Conference on UV and Skin Cancer Prevention

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Deadline December 15, 2017

Ryerson University, the Canadian Dermatology Association and Klein Buendel, Inc. are extremely proud to host the 4th International Conference on UV and Skin Cancer Prevention in North America in Toronto on May 1-4, 2018. The previous conferences on UV and Skin Cancer Prevention have been held in Copenhagen (2011), Berlin (2013), and Melbourne (2015).

Call for Abstracts-- The 6th Health and Wellbeing in Children, Youth, and Adults with Developmental Disabilities Conference Creating Partnerships; University of British Columbia Interprofessional Continuing Education

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Deadlines April 30, 2018 & June 22, 2018

Public health should not be part of health care

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This opinion piece by Dr. Trevor Hancock was originally published in the Times Colonist and was reprinted by Upstream. Reproduced by permission. Dr. Trevor Hancock is a professor and senior scholar at the University of Victoria’s school of public health and social policy.

Call for Abstracts--10th Annual Ottawa Conference: State of the Art Clinical Approaches to Smoking Cessation, University of Ottawa Heart Institute

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Deadline December 13, 2017

[Ed: Deadline updated with extension December 8]

The Ottawa Conference has become a recognized national reference point for health professionals seeking to gain knowledge in clinical smoking cessation - an important area of preventative health practice. This is an accredited opportunity for knowledge exchange for a variety of stakeholders including physicians, nurses, other healthcare and community practitioners, researchers, and policy-makers.

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