Settings, Health/Social Services, Community, Family/Home, Education/Schools, Workplace, Enforcement/Justice, Leisure

Building Healthy Child Development: The Experiences of Parents in Peel – A study by the Peel Children and Youth Initiative (PCYI)


I Introduction
II Methods
III Key Findings: Preliminary Research Questions
IV Next Steps for the Research
V Other Research and Resources

Smoke-free Multi-Unit Dwellings--A Priority for Public Health Action


I Introduction
II Smoke-free Homes and Comprehensive Tobacco Control
III Smoke-free Multi-Unit Housing in Ontario
IV The Role of Local Public Health Departments
V Leadership Examples
VI Conclusion
VII Additional Resources
VII References

A Framework for Integrating Internationally Educated Nurses into the Health Care Workforce and Winning the Green Health Care Game: Two Articles from the OHA

[Ed: This week’s feature includes two short features coordinated by the Ontario Hospital Association, one about Green Health Care Awards and one about internationally trained nurses.]

One: A Framework for Integrating Internationally Educated Nurses into the Health Care Workforce


I Introduction
II Internationally Educated Nurses (IENs)
III Ontario Hospital Association workshops
IV Conclusion
V Resources

Planning and Integration Specialist, South West Local Health Integration Network

London, Ontario
Deadline August 9, 2012

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.

Warning: The Tobacco Industry is Not Your Friend [1]


I Background
II The Tobacco Industry as Disease Vector
III The Framework Convention on Tobacco Control and Article 5.3 Guidelines
IV Theme of World No Tobacco Day 2012 Is Tobacco Industry Interference
V Evidence of Tobacco Industry Interference in Canada and Violations of Article 5.3 Guidelines
VI Conclusions and Recommendations
VII References
VIII Key Resources for Further Investigation

Efficacy of Community Gardens as a Tool to Enhance Food Security

I Introduction
II At a Glance: Background and Efficacy of Community Gardens
III Community Gardens and First Nations
IV Benefits of Community Gardens
V Challenges of Community Gardens
VI Conclusion

Submitted by Sara Awija


I Introduction

Eliminating barriers to dental hygiene – A community health centre’s effort to provide free, accessible oral health care

Submitted by Heather McLeod, Windsor Essex Community Health Centre

I Introduction

II RNAO Best Practice Guideline and WECHC Street Health Program

III Community Partnerships

IV Conclusion

I Introduction

Online Resources Related to Feature 740

TC LHIN Health Equity section of the website includes reports and publications related to its health equity initiatives including the Equity Action Plan and Hospital Health Equity Plans:

The Wellesley Institute engages in research, policy and community mobilization to advance population health. News, policy information, research and resources are available at

Toronto Central LHIN’s Health Equity Action Plan


I Introduction
II The Quality and Cost Imperative for Health Equity
III Targeted Strategies for Different Populations
IV Toronto Central LHIN’s Health Equity Action Plan
V Improving outcomes for high-needs, underserved populations

--submitted by Janine Hopkins, Senior Director, Community Engagement and Corporate Affairs, Toronto Central LHIN

I Introduction

Sharing Practice-Based Knowledge - A Documentation of Regionally Organized Communities of Practice

Submitted by: Erika Steibelt (Team Lead for Knowledge Development & Exchange, PTCC), Laura McCammon-Tripp (Research Associate, PTCC) and Christine Stich (Junior Scientist, PTCC)             

I Introduction

II Documentation of Practice – sharing practitioners’ experiential knowledge 

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