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This week we have a feature article on the National Collaborating Centres for Public Health submitted by Jeannie Mackintosh and Mylène Maguire. Subtitled "Strengthening public health by learning from each other," the article provides an overview of the history and focus of the various centres as well as ways to get involved.

We welcome your feedback on our feature articles--including topics you'd like to see--news about old colleagues and new colleagues and comments on our newsletter and searchable database of health promotion information. Read our complete submission guidelines at and write to


Scientist Knowledge Translation Training Workshop


Toronto, Ontario
January 11-12, 2009

525 University Avenue, 7th Floor Boardroom (one block south of the Hospital for Sick Children, south-eat corner of University and Elm)

8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Facilitators: Melanie Barwick, PhD, CPsych and Donna Lockett, PhD

Cost: $400 (includes lunches, manuals, materials)

To register, visit,M3,17204c05-c934-4744-b547-1172a62baebb (maximum 25 participants).

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


Online and Teleconference
December 1 and 10, 2009

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 six-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!

Bilingual RN Clinical Coordinator, Novus Health


Toronto, Ontario
No deadline noted

Full-time/Part-time Position

Coordonnateur/Coordonnatrice clinique, Position à temps plein/partiel

Novus Health provides assistance to help Canadians navigate the health care system and access trusted health information they need – quickly and easily.

We work with large organizations, such as employers and insurance companies, by providing their members with health information and direction to public and private services. This role is a combination of member support and health research and does not involve any sales.

Bilingual Health Information Specialist, Novus Health


Toronto, Ontario
No deadline noted

Part-time Position

Spécialiste en information de santé, Position à temps partiel

Do you have experience in health care? Are you passionate about helping people? We're a growing health care services group seeking an energetic individual who thrives in a team environment and wants to put his/her health care experience and education to work.

Novus Health provides assistance to help Canadians navigate the health care system and access trusted health information they need – quickly and easily.

Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation--Ontario Region Convenes the It’s About Time Consensus Conference


Toronto, Ontario & Online
October 21, 2009

7:00 p.m.

The Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation - Ontario Region is convening the It’s About Time consensus conference to provide an opportunity for the evidence on earlier detection to be more fully considered by relevant stakeholders. Enhancing breast cancer screening to realize new gains in cancer control is a compelling idea whose time has come.


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