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In this week's issue, we have a feature from Louise Choquette of the Best Start Resource Centre describes the development of their current Health Canada funded project that seeks to reduce the exposure of young children and pregnant women to second-hand smoke.

For our April 22 issue, we are compiling resources related to the upcoming federal election and invite you to contribute! Send links of interest to health promoters to

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Advancing Health Equity: Promising Practices


Montreal, Quebec
June 19, 2011

8:30 a.m.-16:30 p.m.

The National Collaborating Centre for Determinants of Health and the Sudbury District and Health Unit invite you to join them at CPHA, Sunday, June 19th for Advancing Health Equity: Promising Practices  - a day-long workshop for public health practitioners. 

Participants will learn about and interpret recent research. Small groups will explore how to apply findings in their own practice settings. There are two components:

Green Health Care Conference


Toronto, Ontario
June 15, 2011

Embracing sustainable health service delivery requires a multi-disciplinary approach, drawing upon expertise in such areas as energy management, food service, waste reduction, IT and purchasing. Join your colleagues at the Ontario Hospital Association’s annual Green Conference and learn how some of our most progressive health care organizations are moving the green agenda forward through best practices in sustainability and improved patient outcomes.

Conference participants will learn:

Project Coordinator/Knowledge Broker, Ontario Coalition of Research Institutes/Centres on Health and Aging (ORC)


Ottawa, Ontario
No deadline noted

The Consultant shall perform the following duties and responsibilities associated with the role of ORC Project Coordinator/Knowledge Broker:

In collaboration with the ORC Chair, ORC Steering Committee, and the SHRTN Office, the Consultant shall provide the following to implement initiatives and activities:

Public Health Nurse, Healthy Babies/Children, Region of Peel


Mississauga, Ontario
Deadline April 28, 2011

Temporary duration:  approximately seven (7) months
Health Services–Family Health

The Healthy Babies Healthy Children (HBHC) Program requires a self-directed individual who can establish and maintain effective relationships with families.  The HBHC program goal is to foster positive parenting and promote optimal child growth and development from the prenatal period through to age 6.  

RFP: Organizational Review, Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit


Brockville, Ontario
Deadline April 26, 2011

A. Guidelines for Submission of Proposals

1. Purpose and Scope of Project

The Health Unit would like to conduct an ORGANIZATIONAL REVIEW, in order to determine the optimal service delivery model, including the organizational structure, to most effectively and efficiently deliver priority programs and services, and be responsive and flexible to the ongoing needs of the community.  

2. Deliverables:

Research Coordinator, Propel Centre for Population Health Impact


Waterloo, Ontario
Deadline April 25, 2011

3-month contract (with possibility of extension)
Start date: To be negotiated

The Propel Centre for Population Health Impact is seeking a Research Coordinator to conduct interviews and/or focus groups, analyse and synthesize qualitative data using a software package such as NVivo.  


Health Promoter (12.11), Norfolk County Health Unit


Simcoe, Ontario
Deadline April 20, 2011

External - Job Posting
Department: Health & Social Services
Location: 12 Gilbertson Drive, 
Reports To: Program Coordinator, Population Health Team
Employee Group: CUPE 4700
Salary: $34.31 per hour (less $1 for first six months)
Status: Permanent Full-Time

Posting #: CUPE 12.11
Incumbent(s) to this position must provide the Employer with a current Criminal Reference Check and a current Immunization Record.
Position Description:


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