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In this week's issue, we have letters from The Health Communication Unit team that reflect on the organization's past and their own future plans as the organization moves from its home at the University of Toronto to the Ontario Agency for Health Protection and Promotion on April 1.

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Performance Improvement Specialist, South West Local Health Integration Network


London, Ontario
Deadline April 13, 2011

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.

New Report--Public Health and Land Use Planning


The Clean Air Partnership (CAP), in partnership with the OPHA, and with financial support from the Ontario Ministry of Health Promotion and Sport, has just released a background report, “Public Health and Land Use Planning: How Ten Public Health Units are Working to Create Healthy and Sustainable Communities” (230 pages long) and a highlights report, “Public Health and Land Use Planning: Highlights”.

Health, Healing and Religion Conference: Religions and Cultures, Nipissing University


Bracebridge, Ontario
May 6-8, 2011

The department of Religions and Cultures is organizing an interdisciplinary conference on Health, Healing and Religion, to be hosted by Nipissing’s Bracebridge. Our aim is to bridge the work being done in the practical and theoretical realms of health and wellness. The idea behind the conference is to utilize the accumulated wisdom of the world religious traditions in relation to healing. Practitioners from a wide variety of healing modalities will answer the question “What is healing?” from the perspective of their healing paradigm.


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