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Next week's OHPE feature will be provided by Jodi Thesenvitz, Resource Consultant at The Health Communication Unit and OHPE editorial team member. Jodi will provide a feature and related resources on the topic of Risk Communication.

The OHPE bulletin is planning an upcoming feature on Workplace Health Promotion. We'd like to hear from local health units about their experiences - email Jodi Thesenvitz

Have you ever wanted to get published? Do you know of an idea, strategy or tool that might be useful for Ontario's health promotion community? E-mail Kara Richardson at to find out more about publishing a feature in the OHPE bulletin, which reaches more than 1,000 subscribers.


Hospital Involvement in Community Action (HICA) Project


The HICA project is a federally funded research study that seeks to

understand collaborations involving community groups and hospitals whose efforts address broad community health issues. This project is the result of an ongoing collaboration among community development workers and organizations, collaborative health networks, universities and hospitals. The aim of the project is to help determine when, and how, these collaborations can be effective. A series of guidelines for policy and practice will be developed for use by community groups, hospital staff and policy makers.

The HICA project is currently conducting a "Call for Participation", where they are inviting community-hospital initiatives to participate in the first Phase of the project. Your participation in helping to identify what is going on in your area is critical. The HICA project is looking for initiatives that result from collaborations among community groups and hospitals that aim to address community health issues. They are particularly interested in those initiatives with strong community involvement.

If you know about any such collaborations please visit the project website at for more information about how to respond to the call for participation. For further information about the project please contact the Project Coordinator, Stasey Tobin, tel: 416.946.7139; fax: 416.978.2087; email:

Women's Health & Environments Network - Seeking Volunteers


Help WHEN promote a clear understanding about the links between health and the state of our environment. For example, cancer incidence has increased significantly as both the chemical and nuclear industries have proliferated. Our video EXPOSURE discusses this issue in greater detail is one of our main vehicles for promoting awareness, along with our CO2 initiative, video and handbook. SEEKING VOLUNTEERS from all walks of life: get in on the action working at activist fairs & womens' marches as an information & resource person, fundraising, project organising, etc. Generally, come and help out one of Toronto's most crucial non-profit women's awareness organsations! (Fluency in French, Spanish or Italian would be a great asset). 517 College Street west of Bathurst More info: Andrea Janzen 416-928-0880

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