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There will be no issue of the OHPE next Friday due to the holiday weekend. We will return on October 7.

This week's feature is by Meghan O’Leary and Laurissa Watson from the Kingston Community Health Centres. Their article discusses an evaluation of part of the Salmon River Health Link’s work: has intensive case management, leveraging community and health services supports in the community, and creation of coordinated care plans effected health link clients' hospital utilization?

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South West Ontario Forum on Collaborative Leadership in Practice


Brantford, Ontario
November 16, 2016

9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Brantford Public Library, 2nd Floor, 173 Colborne Street

Join us in our journey to create a community of social change focused on:

  • Transforming partnerships using principles of equity
  • Sharing power and resources
  • Talking about equity and anti-oppression
  • Exchanging stories

Cost: $35.00 (Light lunch included)

Register before November 9th at

Substance Use Institute, Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario and the Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse


North York, Ontario
November 14-18, 2016

Co-hosted by the Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario (RNAO) and the Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse (CCSA), this interactive conference is designed for nurses and other health-care professionals who want to increase their knowledge and build capacity when engaging with clients and families who use substances.

It will provide foundational concepts related to assessment and evidence-based interventions. Key concepts include:

Strengthening Families for Parents and Youth Training Workshop, Parent Action on Drugs


Toronto, Ontario
October 18, 2016

BMO Institute for Learning, 3550 Pharmacy Avenue

Is there interest in your community to increase youth resiliency? Parent Action on Drugs (PAD), with funding from Health Canada, is offering a FREE orientation and training workshop on their Strengthening Families for Parents and Youth (SFPY) program. SFPY is a unique, evidence-based, skill-building program for parents and youth together, that improves family functioning and increases youth resiliency.

Included in this training:

Engagement Organizing:Harnessing People Power: A Training Workshop for Volunteer-Run Organizations, Sustainability Network


Toronto, Ontario
October 15, 2016

10:00 a.m.- 4;00 p.m.
Sustainability Network/CSI, 192 Spadina Avenue,  Room D,

How do we best apply our  valuable volunteer time and efforts to bring about change? This is the focus of this session for volunteer-run organizations who work to bring about change by building deep relationships with people who share their goals.

Manager, Infectious Diseases Control, Community and Health Services Department, Public Health Branch, Infectious Diseases Control Division, York Region


Newmarket, Ontario
Deadline October 14, 2016

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Health Links: the Impact of Care Coordination for Patients with Complex Needs on Hospital Utilization



I Introduction
II Overview
III Methods
IV Results
V Discussion and Conclusion
VI Resources

--Submitted by Meghan O’Leary, MSc, Manager of Primary Health Care and Lead for Salmon River Health Link, Kingston Community Health Centres, and Laurissa Watson, MPH, Research Assistant, Kingston Community Health Centres

I Introduction

Now Online--Resonance Project Community Report, CATIE


We are excited to inform you that the Resonance Project Community Report is now available online.

Given the significant scientific developments in HIV prevention, we created a national community-based research project to understand more about how gay men and their service providers understand, perceive and integrate these new prevention approaches in Canada.  Over 80 gay men and 30 service providers took part in the research.


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