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CHNET-Works! Webinars in February 2016

February 2016

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Using Patient-level Billing Data to Measure Continuity of Care in Saskatchewan and Alberta
February 11, 2016, 1:00-2:30 p.m.

The Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI) recently released two reports that use linkable patient-level physician billing data to examine the importance of continuity in primary and in acute care in Saskatchewan and Alberta. This presentation aims to provide an overview of these studies, and other studies across CIHI that use these data to measure health system performance in both provinces.

Late Life Transitions, Mental Wellness and the Importance of Social Connections
February 17, 2016, 1:00-2:30 p.m.

Join us for an informative and interactive dialogue with Bonnie Schroeder, Executive Director with the Canadian Coalition for Seniors’ Mental Health. Ms. Schroeder will talk about the importance of staying socially connected as we experience changes in later life. She will also provide tips on how to plan, be more prepared for late-life transitions and maintain our mental wellness.

Aboriginal Head Start in Urban and Northern Communities Program: Celebrating 20 Years of Learning and Success
February 18, 2016, 1:30-3:00 p.m.

2015 marked the 20th anniversary of the Aboriginal Head Start in Urban and Northern Communities (AHSUNC) Program. To celebrate this milestone, graduates/alumni from across the country along with friends, families, Elders, staff and community leaders gathered in Vancouver in July 2015 to learn from each other on how AHSUNC has made a difference in their lives over the years. What we discovered through this celebration was profound. Reflecting on stories shared and looking at where we are today, four key messages emerged. Join us in the webinar; explore how the key learnings from this celebration can inform the growth and success of AHSUNC for years to come!

Communicating for change as a component of strategic communications in public health Talking about how where we live, work and play affects health
February 23, 2016, 1:00-2:30 p.m.

Public awareness of and support for the social determinants of health (SDH) can be a key driver for policy change to improve everyday living conditions and promote more equitable distribution of power and resources for health. Over the past few years there has been a concerted effort by a range of organizations to develop effective communication tools and resources which reflect the realities of the local context that will engage Canadians on the concepts of the SDH and health equity. Communicators within public health agencies have a unique role to play to effectively convey the relationship between the socioeconomic environment and health both internally and with external stakeholders. This webinar will explore:

  • public perception of the social determinants of health in the Canadian context
  • the relationship between public opinion and policy change
  • principles to improve communications on the social determinants of health
  • integrating key principles of SDH and health equity into strategic communications
  • principles to develop messages that consider the complexity and value-laden characteristics of these concepts

National Survey on the Mistreatment of Older Canadians
February 24, 2016, 1:00-2:30 p.m.

The abuse of older adults can take many forms and can come from a wide spectrum of the population, including family members and neighbours, life partners and professional service providers. In 2012, Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) funded the National Initiative for Care of the Elderly (NICE) to undertake a National Survey on the Mistreatment of Older Canadians, a cross-Canada examination of the prevalence and risk factors of mistreatment of older, community-dwelling Canadians. Please join us for an interactive and informative discussion with Dr. Lynn McDonald, Principal Investigator, when she will share some of the key highlights from the survey, including some insightful findings as it relates to emotional/psychological abuse and neglect.