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This week's feature, "Supporting Change: Preventing and Addressing Alcohol Use in Pregnancy," describes Best Start's new physician-training initiative: "The 'Supporting Change' training was developed to provide information to physicians and address these barriers to effective intervention and provision of support for women who are using alcohol during pregnancy." And there are many related resources in OHPE 304.2. Best Start also has an upcoming conference, Fetal Alcohol Exposure Conference: Time to Know, Time to Act:

If you have a resource or point of view to add to this article, let us know by writing to More information on our Letters to the Editor column can be found in the OHPE News section of OHPE 268.0 (


Calling All Health Communication Coordinators from Ontario Public Health Departments


Are you responsible for centrally coordinating and/or supporting some or all of the health- communication activities of your Ontario public health department? In Toronto, on September 22, The Health Communication Unit (THCU), in partnership with Health Promotion Ontario-public health [HPO(ph)], will be offering one health communication coordinator from each health department the opportunity to meet as a group and discuss their networking and continuing-education needs.

2003 OGA Spring Training Day


Toronto Metro Hall, Rooms 308-309, 55 John Street

The Ontario Gerontology Association (OGA) is presenting a day of hands-on workshops--a special opportunity to gain skills and knowledge and to experience different approaches to working with older adults.

Workshop topics include geriatric assessment, rehabilitation, health promotion, mental health and addictions, falls prevention, nutrition and caregiving and fraud and abuse.


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