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Community Health and Wellness Group, Fort Erie, Ontario


I Introduction

II Fort Erie Is Unique

III A Unique Source of Funding

IV The Group's History

V Getting Started

VI Notable Support

VII Next Steps

VIII Results

IX Summary

By Catherine Mindorff, Volunteer Project Chair, Community Health and Wellness Fort Erie

With nearly twenty years of nursing experience and graduate training as an epidemiologist, Catherine oversees project management and is responsible for facilitating research planning and implementation. She also leads critical analysis of the local empirical quantitative and qualitative data. Catherine's family has lived in Fort Erie for thirty-seven years and she is founder and executive director of the Fort Erie Refugee Reception and Migration Health Centre. Catherine is a regular author and presenter of research abstracts.

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Additional Print Resources on Public Policy, Harm Reduction and Raves


Public Policy

* Lindblom, C.E. (1959). The science of muddling through. Public Administration Review, 19, 79-88.

* Stone, D. (2002). Policy paradox: the art of political decision making. (2nd ed.). New York, NY: W.W. Norton & Company.

Harm Reduction

* Centre for Addiction and Mental Health. (1993). Best advice: Harm reduction. [position paper]. Toronto, ON: Centre for Addiction and Mental Health.


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