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2015-887

View this issue online: http://www.ohpe.ca/epublish/1/v2015n887.

In this week's feature Claire Lepine, a masters of public health student at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health at the University of Toronto, discusses the impact of social isolation and loneliness on health.

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volume: 
2015
number: 
887
pubdate: 
20150501
published: 
eid: 
898

Social Isolation: A community based health promotion intervention

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Contents

I Introduction – Social Isolation
II Health Effects
III Community Organizing
IV Case Study – Metro Vancouver Alliance
V Discussion
VI Resources
VII References

-- Submitted by Claire Lepine, masters of public health student at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health at the University of Toronto

I Introduction – Social Isolation

New Resource--Knowledge Sharing and Public Policies: A Representation of Influence Processes, National Collaborating Centre for Healthy Public Policy

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This document by the National Collaborating Centre for Healthy Public Policy describes the processes through which public health knowledge can influence public policy. Questions are included in the text to prompt readers to reflect on their own knowledge-sharing practices, on the contexts in which they are carried out and on the factors they are able to act upon to facilitate the knowledge-sharing process. This is the first in a series of documents focused on knowledge sharing in the context of public policy development.

Call for Abstracts & Advance Notice: Healthy Mothers and Healthy Babies 2016

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Deadline July 17, 2015

This conference is hosted by Perinatal Services BC, an agency of the Provincial Health Services Authority. It is an opportunity for health care professionals interested in the care of pregnant and postpartum women and their newborns to be updated on new research and clinical best practices across the continuum of perinatal and newborn care.

March 11-12, 2016
Vancouver, British Columbia

New Resource--Focus On: Six strategic steps for situational assessment, Public Health Ontario

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A situational assessment is a systematic process to gather, analyze, synthesize and communicate data to inform planning decisions.  We have simplified this often complex process in to six strategic steps:

Step 1: Identify key questions to be answered
Step 2: Develop a data gathering plan
Step 3: Gather the data
Step 4: Organize, synthesize and summarize the data
Step 5: Communicate the information
Step 6: Consider how to proceed with planning

Renewed Scientific Journal: Health Promotion and Chronic Disease Prevention in Canada: Research, Policy and Practice

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The Public Health Agency of Canada's scientific bilingual journal Chronic Diseases and Injuries in Canada has undergone renewal and has been renamed Health Promotion and Chronic Disease Prevention in Canada: Research, Policy and Practice in order to better reflect the current breadth of the journal content. The scope of articles (disease prevention, health promotion and health equity in the areas of chronic diseases, injuries and life course health) remains the same.

It Takes a Village: Taking Action for Healthy Children, Best Start Resource Centre

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The Best Start Resource Centre is very pleased to announce the availability of a new online training program for service providers titled It Takes a Village: Taking Action for Healthy Children. The purpose of this program is to address some of the issues raised by the recent report from the Healthy Kids Panel, No Time to Wait: The Healthy Kids Strategy (http://www.health.gov.on.ca/en/common/ministry/publications/reports/heal...). 

Call for Presenters: HC Link’s 2015 Linking for Healthy Communities Conference

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Deadline May 22, 2015

HC Link’s 2015 provincial conference, Linking for Healthy Communities, will be held at the BMO Institute for Learning in Toronto on November 12 and 13. This biannual event is a chance for people working in a variety of settings and sectors across the province of Ontario to come together to learn and share experiences and strategies for building healthy, sustainable and resilient communities. This year’s conference theme is ACTION for CHANGE.

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