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Last week's article on the Brant County Health Goals Study referenced an in-press article that now has a journal volume and page numbers: Abelson J. et al. "Does Deliberation Make a Difference? A Citizens' Panel Study of Health Goals Priority Setting." Health Policy, 2003 66(1): 95-106. You can see all the resources associated with this feature article at

This week we have a response to OHPE 326.1, Toolkit of Better Practices in Tobacco Control: Accessing Programs that Work. Barbara Neuwelt writes us about the East End Community Health Centre and Toronto Public Health's recent collaboration on a tobacco prevention project for youth.

We also have a new round up of farewells, welcomes and welcome backs in our second Comings and Goings column.

Send us your news! Read our submission guidelines at and write to We look forward to hearing from you.


Work/Life Balance Workshop


9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Hidden Valley Holiday Inn

Sponsored by Muskoka-Parry Sound Health Unit, Take Heart Coalition and RISK Project of Muskoka-Parry Sound

Work-life balance: employees want it, managers need it and organizations can't afford to ignore it!

Learn with Nora Spinks, President of Work-Life Harmony Enterprises, how successful organizations around the world are incorporating wellness into their workplace.

$50 early bird before October 10, $60 after October 10

Ethnicity and Disease--Caring for New Canadians


12:30 to 5:00 p.m.

Liuna Station, 360 James Street North

Heart Health Hamilton Wentworth is hosting this Continuing Medical Education Event. Keynote speakers include Dr. Sonia Anand, speaking on ethnicity and disease, and Dr. Lisa Andermann, discussing communication issues when working with a client who is either new to this country and/or does not speak English. Also, a panel of experts will present problem-based case studies related to barriers to service for new Canadians. Registration Fee is $30 (lunch included).

Health Events in October



* Autism Month, Autism Society Canada,

* Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Canadian Cancer Society,

* Celiac Awareness Month, Canadian Celiac Association,

* Eye Health Month, Eye Health Council of Canada,

* Flu Prevention Month, The Lung Association,

* Lupus Awareness Month, Lupus Canada,

* Psoriasis Awareness Month, Psoriasis Society of Canada,

* SIDS Awareness Month, The Canadian Foundation for the Study of Infant Deaths,


* September 29 - October 4 Self-Help Awareness Week, Ontario Self-Help Network,

* 1-7 National Breastfeeding Week

* 6-12 Mental Illness Awareness Week, Canadian Psychiatric Association,

* 6-12 Fire Prevention Week, Canadian Association of Fire Chiefs,

* 6-12 National Family Week, Family Service Canada,

* 12-18 Community Care Worker Week, Canadian Association for Community Care,

* 13-19 National Dental Hygiene Week, Canadian Dental Hygienists Association,

* 19-25 National Occupational Therapy Week, Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists,

* 20-26 Healthy Workplace Week,


* 1 International Day for Older Persons, United Nations,

* 8 International Walk to School Day, Go for Green,

* 10 World Mental Health Day, World Federation for Mental Health,

* 16 World Food Day, United Nations,

* 17 International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, United Nations,

* 19 National Psoriasis Walk, Psoriasis Society of Canada,

* 20 Universal Children's Day, United Nations,

[This list compiled with information from Health Canada,]

Evaluation Specialist, Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada


Two Year Contract Position

Reporting to the Director, Research, the Evaluation Specialist undertakes the evaluation of the HSF Research Fund and the initiatives funded under it. Working closely with the Director, Policy Coordination and External Relations, and with other members of the senior management team, the they will provide expertise and support to the national office in the development of performance frameworks for various programs and projects as the organization moves to become a more outcomes-based organization.


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