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Comings, Goings, Changes in Health Promotion Positions - August 2003



We see plenty of job postings here at the OHPE Bulletin -- there sure is a lot of change and growth in the field of health promotion! So, we'd like to introduce our new, occasional feature. You can now say farewell to old colleagues, welcome new ones, and celebrate new positions within an organization by putting an announcement in the OHPE!



We're rounding up all the news to present a semiregular round up of who's who and who's where in Ontario, and beyond. Today we are delighted to introduce our first issue of "Comings and Goings", with news of appointments at the national level, provincial and local, and some changes within organizations.



Many thanks to our contributors.

Your comments, suggestions, news and more are very welcome. Just write to us at [email protected].



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"Comings" - NEW APPOINTMENTS



At the Canadian Public Health Association, Ottawa, Ontario

Elinor Wilson, currently with the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada, and formerly with the HSFO, has been named the new CEO for the Canadian Public Health Association, effective Nov. 2003.



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At the Centre for Health Promotion Studies, Edmonton, Alberta

Why do decision makers choose certain health reform options and not others? Why has health promotion not been given greater focus in these decisions? And how can communities become actively engaged and have a voice in health reform decisions?

These are just some of the questions that the Centre's new faculty member, John Church, asks in his research on health policy and its relationship to health promotion.

For more information, please visit our Web site at

Donna Richardson, Communications Coordinator, Centre for Health Promotion Studies, University of Alberta



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At the Canadian Mental Health Association National Office, Toronto, Ontario

The National Board of Directors of the Canadian Mental Health Association is pleased to announce the appointment of Penelope (Penny) Marrett to the position of General Director of the National Office of the Canadian Mental Health Association, effective November 3, 2003.(August 5, 2003 - Charity Village news)



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From the Heart Health Resource Centre's recent monthly "Updates"



Please welcome 3 new heart health coordinators:

Mary Vanden Neucker to Oxford County Health Department

Laura Belfie to County of Lambton Community Health Services Dept.

Shani Gates to Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit.



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Goings - DEPARTURES



At Ontario Physical Health & Education Association (OPHEA)

Carolyn Murdoch, projects leader for more than three years, has left OPHEA. She writes: "My official last day with Ophea will be August 14th 2003. My portfolio will be taken over by new Projects Leader, a wonderful woman named Diane Schultz."



At Durham Region Health Unit - Durham Lives!

Shawn Woods, coordinator of the heart health coalition, Durham Lives, has moved on. She announces that "there is a new coordinator in place for Durham Lives! Her name is Carolyn MacDonald and she comes with many years of experience. She officially starts September 2nd"



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Changes - NEW POSITIONS



At Peel Region Health Department, Brampton, Ontario

Brian Rawson, Health Promotion Officer with the Peel Region Health Department, is in a new position, addressing Tobacco Use and Substance Abuse Prevention. In the past three years his work has focused upon physical activity promotion. Brian comments: "It has been very interesting to learn about the physical activity domain, and to partner with many [other organizations] while in my previous position. I did decide to shift focus though, as change keeps one vital."



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Our invitation to the "Comings & Goings" feature can be

found in the OHPE News section of OHPE 323.0,

http://www.ohpe.ca/ebulletin/ViewAnnouncements.cfm?ISSUE_ID=323&startrow=1.



Our full submission guidelines are on our website at

http://www.ohpe.ca/ ebulletin/submit.html.



We look forward to hearing from you.



The Editorial and Management Team of the OHPE

[email protected]