Early Child Development Forum: Exploring the Contribution of Public Health Home Visiting explored effective strategies for public health home visits. The forum held in Saskatoon in October, 2008, was the first of its kind and was attended by 120 participants from across Canada. More information at http://www.nccdh.ca/work/homevisitforum.html.
This year’s Summer Institute, Knowledge for a Change, reflected the goal of the NCCPH: to ensure that the best available knowledge is shared and used to improve public health. The event held in Mont Ste-Anne, Québec, focused on collaboration, networking and evaluation as essential tools for achieving better public health. All presentations from the Summer Institute are available online at http://www.si2009.ca/94/presentations.htm.