The South West Local Health Integration Network (LHIN), is one of 14 local organizations that have been created in Ontario to plan, coordinate and fund local health services, including hospitals, community care access centres (CCACs), long-term care homes, community health centres (CHCs), community support service agencies, and mental health and addictions agencies. The office of the South West LHIN is located in London, Ontario.
This article presents the methodology and recommendations from a consensus conference hosted in May 2011 by the Physical Activity and Nutrition for Diabetes in Alberta (PANDA) research project. The goal of the conference was to create physical activity and nutrition recommendations for people with type 2 diabetes.
June Holley’s network weaver website explores the key dynamics in creating healthy communities. June has been weaving economic and community networks for more than 25 years. Her website includes network services, training centre, resources, a blog, and the paper Building Smart Communities through Network Weaving which investigates building sustainable communities through improving their connectivity. http://www.networkweaver.com/index.html. She also talks about weaving people, ideas and projects on YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8nXbi3xQsSs.
I What is network mapping?
II Project background and context
III Steps for Healthy Communities Partnerships to create a network map
IV Results: trends and patterns in the Healthy Communities Partnerships’ network maps
--submitted by Robyn Kalda, Health Nexus
I What is network mapping?
Network mapping is also known as social network analysis.
The Registry of Methods and Tools is a searchable online collection of evidence-informed methods (processes) and tools (instruments) for knowledge translation in public health.
Who is the Registry of Methods and Tools for?
The Registry was designed especially for individuals who need effective resources for knowledge translation. The expanding inventory of methods and tools supports the planning, doing and evaluating of public health policies and practices.
Reducing Harm from Alcohol through Taxation Policies
Submitted by Saghar Kari, Master of Public Health graduate student at the University of Saskatchewan, Jason LeMar, Coordinator, Alcohol Policy Network, Ontario Public Health Association, Benjamin Rempel, Manager, Alcohol Policy Network, Ontario Public Health Association
Edited by Dr. Gerald Thomas, Senior Policy and Research Analyst, Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse
The Alcohol Policy Network website includes information for reducing harm from alcohol through alcohol policies. Its online services are devoted exclusively to Canadian alcohol policy issues. This site is designed to stimulate informed discussion about various aspects of alcohol policy, and to profile prevention efforts and successes of groups across Ontario. http://www.apolnet.ca/Index.html
The Ontario Public Health Association (OPHA) has a long history of supporting the public health community through resource development and capacity building initiatives. http://www.opha.on.ca/programs/