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In this week's issue, Kashfia Alam, a MPH Practicum Student at Health Nexus, contributes a discussion of the Health Equity Impact Assessment tool.

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Strategic Campaigning for Unions, Not-for-profit and Social Justice Organizations


Toronto, Ontario
March 28, 2014

10:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m. (plus 3 hours of personal coaching)

The Foundery, 376 Bathurst Street (wheelchair accessible co-working space)

This workshop provides unions, non-for-profit and social justice communications workers with tools, planning techniques and a deeper understanding of how to organize and create communication campaign strategies.

Facilitators: Sheila Sampath and Coco Guzman


Mastering the HIPAA Privacy, Security, and Breach Notification Rules: Coping with Rule Changes, Managing Incidents, Preparing for Audits, and Avoiding Penalties; Mentor Health


Toronto, Ontario
March 27-28, 2014

9:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.       

This session is designed to provide intensive, two-day training in HIPAA compliance, including what's new in the regulations, what's changed recently, and what needs to be addressed for compliance by covered entities and business associates.

Minimizing Harms through Controlling Density of Alcohol Outlets, Health Promotion Capacity Building, PHO


Wednesday, March 26, 2014

10:30-11:30 a.m.
This webinar will provide an overview of evidence related to alcohol outlet density as a control measure in relation to other proven alcohol control strategies.
Guest speakers Norman Giesbrecht and Ashley Wettlaufer will:

Harm Reduction 101, Toronto Public Health


Toronto, Ontario
March 26-27, 2014

Facilitated by Toronto Public Health staff, this intensive two day overview of harm reduction practice features presentations by community speakers who offer innovative harm and risk reduction programming across the City. Focusing on basic concepts, the workshop covers how to meet people where they are at, stigma and discrimination, safer smoking & injection, housing, hepatitis C, impacts of trauma.

Reflective Family Play: A Whole-Family Treatment Model for Infants and Younger Children, Hincks-Dellcrest Institute


Toronto, Ontario
March 24 & 25, 2014

Diane Philipp and Christie Hayos will be presenting their new and innovative family play-based treatment model, Reflective Play Therapy.

This model is based on two evidence-based model: the Lusanne Trilogue Play Paradigm and Watch, Wait and Wonder.

A flyer can be viewed at

Innovators Forum: A Health and Social Entrepreneurship Conference, Unite for Sight


New Haven, Connecticut
March 14, 2014

Shubert Theater

Presented by Unite For Sight, the Innovators Forum will draw health, education, development, and social entrepreneurship professionals and students for a focused, highly interactive, and collaborative conference on best and emerging practices for effective programs.  

Keynote Addresses


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