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Welcome back after our holiday weekend gap! The next Friday without an OHPE will be September 4.

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Harm Reduction 2010: Harm Reduction-The Next Generation


Liverpool, England
April 25-29, 2010

The 21st annual conference of the International Harm Reduction Association

This conference -- a dynamic gathering of academics, activists and people with lived experience -- will look at issues such as the adequacy of existing harm reduction models for low- and middle-income countries, stimulant users and young people, the integration of harm reduction into health systems, and how harm reduction intersects with drug control systems and fields such as human rights, security and development.

Wounded Souls and the Vulnerable Self--Trauma and Addiction: Causes, Consequences and Treatment


October 27-29, 2009
Vancouver, British Columbia

This conference aims to present evidence on the interaction between trauma and addiction and will discuss special treatment needs in various cultural contexts. The conference will bring together a group of local and international experts who will discuss these challenging issues and possible future interventions and approaches. The workshop program has been designed to educate, share and inspire novel treatment approaches in the area of trauma and addiction.

Orientation to the New Online Health Program Planner (OHPP) -- A Webinar from The Health Communication Unit


Online and Teleconference
September 28, 2009

9:30-10:45 EST

Learn how to use The Health Communication Unit's OHPP--Evidence-informed planning with ease.

The OHPP is an online, interactive program planning tool, developed by THCU and NCCMT. It allows users to work on one or more steps in a 6-step planning model. For beginners, managers, teachers and seasoned practitioners. Create a plan from start to finish, build a logic model, manage the situational assessment process, assess potential activities, review critical planning decisions and more!

Program Coordinator, Nutrition Resource Centre, at the Ontario Public Health Association


Toronto, Ontario
Deadline August 14, 2009

This .8 FTE (28 hrs/week) position is available immediately (pending funding) and is funded until March 2010 with the possibility of extension.

Closing date: 10:00 a.m. Friday, August 14, 2009
Compensation: negotiable competitive salary with benefits
Location: 700 Lawrence Avenue West, Toronto, Ontario, with occasional province-wide travel
Relocation: expenses will not be paid


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