Leave The Pack Behind, the evidence-based, best practice program for young adult smoking cessation in Ontario, is currently promoting its effective and successful wouldurather…contest. The wouldurather… contest challenges Ontario young adults (ages 18-29) to quit, cut back, or stay tobacco-free for a chance to win up to $5,000 in Grand Prizes. Up to 20% of young adults in the contest will succeed in quitting, more than double the rate of unassisted quitting!
The University of Ottawa Heart Institute is proud to be hosting the upcoming 9th Annual Ottawa Conference: State of the Art Clinical Approaches to Smoking Cessation, taking place during National Non-Smoking Week on January 20th and 21st, 2017.
Older adults are a vital part of families and communities. Falling can lead to depression, mobility problems, loss of independence and death. But falls in older adults are predictable and preventable. There are many organizations and individuals working hard to increase awareness of the issue and encourage action to prevent falls and injuries from falls.
Marijuana — its medical uses, effects and legalization — is a common topic of discussion of late amongst members of the public and health professionals, and in political circles. These discussions might be influencing perceptions of the drug. Unfortunately, the information shared or debated is not always accurate, and can lead to confusion and poorly informed decision making. For example, consultations by the Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse (CCSA) across Canada have revealed that many youth and adults still hold misperceptions about the effects of marijuana.
The University Guelph's new Certificate in Knowledge Mobilization builds capacity for this transformation of knowledge into action. Participants will learn to identify and address barriers to knowledge mobilization, transfer or exchange, and use tools and techniques to support the development of evidence-informed policy and practice.
The first course, Inform: Processes of knowledge translation and dissemination, will be offered January 23 to March 17.
The Centre for Social Innovation and the Ontario Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change are looking to support up to 20 enterprises working on climate change solutions that increase the ability of consumers and businesses to make low-carbon choices, resulting in a quantifiable and significant reduction in greenhouse gas emissions.
With National Addictions Awareness Week around the corner (November 13-19), Peel Public Health is launching a new resource which helps parents increase their knowledge and skill in talking with their children about drugs. The Talk about Drugs online parent modules are a five-part series that teach parents simple, practical strategies for talking with their children about drugs and related risks and harms. These strategies also help parents build resiliency in their children.
The Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario’s (RNAO) Tobacco and Nicotine Intervention (TNI) Initiativebuilds on RNAO’s expertise in developing and supporting uptake of clinical best practice guidelines, a program launched in 1999 that has gained wide international adoption.