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Today is Jodi Thesenvitz's last day with the OHPE before she goes on maternity leave. The shrinking editorial team is, as appropriate on Halloween, a little scared. We will deeply miss Jodi's guidance, advice, energy and extensive capabilities in editing, communication and analysis. After her three years with OHPE Bulletin, Jodi leaves a legacy in the high-quality feature articles that she has nurtured and sought out, in the wealth of resources she researched and annotated and in the increased presence of OHPE in the health promotion community in Ontario and beyond.

We wish Jodi and Mark all the best in the coming months and look forward to her return in the spring.

And then there were three: Alison Stirling continues as team leader, Larry Hershfield as team advisor and Noelle Gadon remains weekly editor, as well as becoming the feature article editor in Jodi's place.

Don't be scared to send your submissions and inquiries to

Kim Bergeron contributes this week's feature article, "A Leadership Framework for Management in Public Health." She writes, "Providing leadership is about discovering what you care about and value, what inspires you in your everyday environment, what encourages you to move forward and how what you "do" has an effect on others."

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 ( ViewAnnouncements.cfm?ISSUE_ID=268&startrow=1).


New Report--Factors Related to Adolescents' Self-Perceived Health


"This study is the first of several on the health of Canadian children that will be released this fall in the How Healthy are Canadians? series of annual supplements to Health reports. The articles, based on data from three Statistics Canada surveys--the National Population Health Survey, the Canadian Community Health Survey and the National Longitudinal Survey of Children and Youth--examine the conditions that impede, as well as those that enhance, children's potential to grow up healthy. A printed compendium will be released in December."

See for more details.

[Source: CLICK4HP,]

Call for Abstracts--Ontario Tobacco Control Conference 2004


The Ontario Tobacco Control Conference 2004 invites you to submit presentations, workshops and posters that will provide health practitioners, policymakers, researchers, students and volunteers with current scientific and practical information on tobacco control. The following themes have priority but other relevant tobacco control topics will be considered:

* Marketing and promotion

* Protection from second-hand smoke--public and private places

* Community mobilization in support of public policy initiatives

* Advances in cessation strategies

* Revisiting the evidence base: what works and what doesn't

Detailed information on the themes and the submission format can be found at or by contacting us at The deadline is January 16, 2004.

Call for Proposals--Fall 2003 Community Health Promotion Grant Program



Notice of Intent to Apply: November 28, 2003, 5:00 p.m.

Full Application: December 12, 2003, 5:00 p.m

Objective: CBCF, Ontario Chapter aims to enable communities to undertake projects that will contribute to their understanding of their breast health needs and to respond effectively to meet those needs.

Target: Not-for-profit community groups and organizations; or hospitals, public health units, Cancer Care Ontario Centres and the Ontario Breast Screening Program, when working in partnership with a not-for-profit group or organization and proposing projects that fall outside of their normal service delivery mandates; or community-based researchers when working in partnership with a community (see guidelines for complete information).

Funding Categories

1. Project Grants--One or two year projects up to $100,000 per year

2. Assessment & Planning Grants--One year projects up to $10,000

3. Community-Based Research Grants-- One or two year projects up to $100,000 per year

Key Dates:

Notice of Intent to Apply Deadline November 28, 2003, 5:00 p.m.

Full Application Deadline December 12, 2003, 5:00 p.m.

Application Review December 2003-February 2004

Decisions & Notification March-April 2004

Community Health Promotion Grant Guidelines and Application Forms are available online at or contact

Joel Heitin

Coordinator of Allocations and Health Promotion

Tel: (416) 815-1313 x420

For questions about eligibility, project ideas, application process and guidelines, contact

Vince Bowman, Associate Director of Allocations and Evaluation

Tel: (416) 815-1313 x410, toll free outside the GTA 1 (866) 373-6313

For further information please visit

A Leadership Framework for Management in Public Health


I Introduction

II Practice 1: Model the Way

III Practice 2: Inspire a Shared Vision

IV Practice 3: Challenge the Process

V Practice 4: Enable Others to Act

VI Practice 5: Encourage the Heart

VII Conclusion

VIII References

--by Kim Bergeron, who is currently working on a Master's in Health Studies at Athabasca University and works as a coordinator within the Ontario Heart Health Project. She has participated on several working groups to further the work of public health's involvement in and leadership with community partnerships and can be contacted at

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 ( ViewAnnouncements.cfm?ISSUE_ID=268&startrow=1).


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