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D. Next Week in OHPE

If all goes according to the plans that the editorial team laid in December, then next week's issue will be coordinated and developed by the Health Communication Unit, and will focus on violence prevention. If you have any submissions, contributions, news, announcements or opinions - please send them to Noelle Gadon, e-mail: [email protected] before Thursday at 5 pm.


Amid all the snow and winds hitting southern Ontario this week, there has also been a flood of resources and announcements for the Ontario Health Promotion Bulletin - enabling us to get the whole thing out to you on time! Thanks to the Council for Tobacco-Free Ontario for the materials on Smoke-Free Workplaces for the feature this week, and to the Program Training and Consultation Centre for news about the Canadian Tobacco Research Initiative funding and their winter workshops - this week's issue will prepare you for National Non-Smoking Week January 18-24, and much more community action! Rachel Smith has chased down many resources to accompany the theme this week, which you will see in the next two messages.

Please note that the Ontario Health Promotion Calendar of Events has been updated to June 1999 and has an ever-growing listing of special weeks and months, of workshops, conferences and events. See it at If you would like to add an event to this listing - please send it to [email protected].


Treatment Decision-Making In The Clinical Encounter


Hamilton Convention Centre, Hamilton, Ontario

- Health Provider/Patient Encounter

- Models of Treatment Decision-Making

- Role of Patients and Physicians

- Practical Issues and Problems in Implementation

- Beyond the Dyad (Patient and Health Professional)

- Decision Aids

- Policy Implications

Cosponsored by: The Centre for Health Economics and Policy Analysis, and the Supportive Cancer Care Research Unit, McMaster University

For more information, contact: CHEPA, Tel (905) 525-9140, ext. 22135 Fax: (905) 546-5211,

E-mail: [email protected] internet:

EVERYDAY CARCINOGENS: Stopping Cancer Before It Starts


Hamilton City Hall & McMaster University, Hamilton

Everyday Carcinogens is a Public Hearing & Workshop to examine what Ontario is doing (or not) to prevent human exposure to carcinogens in our homes, workplaces and the environment-at-large.

Public Hearing 2 - 4:30 pm Fri. Mar 26 Hamilton City Hall

Cancer Prevention Workshop 7-9 pm Fri. Mar 26 and 9 am - 5 pm Sat. Mar 27, McMaster U.

Speakers include: Dr. Sandra Steingraber (author of Living Downstream), Dr. Peter Infante (US OSH), and Karen DeKoning (Can. Breast Cancer Network).

Contact Rachel Gillooly, Conference Planning Services, Tel 1-877-372-2435; Fax (705) 454-9792 E-mail: [email protected]

Malawi Study Tour


Canadian Physicians for Aid and Relief, CPAR, has a few spaces remaining in its 1999 Study Tour featuring primary health care and agriculture for 18 days: February 19-March 8, 1999

*For more information or to register, contact: CPAR 550 Queen Street East, Suite 335, Toronto, Ontario M5A 1V2, tel: (416) 369-0865 or 1-800-263-2727, Fax: (416)-369-0294

E-mail:[email protected]

The Role Of Health Promotion Within A Reformed Health System...A Conference for Health Service Decision-Makers


9am - 4:30pm

George Ignatieff Theatre, 15 Devonshire Place Toronto, ON

Questions that the conference will address?

*Where does health promotion fit within a reformed health system?

*What does health promotion have to offer a reformed health system?

Space is limited to 125 persons. Please send registration by FEBRUARY 8,1999 to:

Reformed Health Systems Conference

Centre for Health Promotion, University of Toronto

100 College Street, Suite 207

Toronto, ON M5G 1L5 Phone: (416) 978-1809 Fax: (416) 971-1365

*Provide: Name Position Organization & Address Phone Fax Email when registering

Smoking Cessation Strategies In Pregnancy - PTCC Workshops


February 18 - Waterloo

March 2 - London, Middlesex County Building

March 4 - Toronto, City Training Centre

Workshop helps develop knowledge about smoking cessation in pregnancy and choosing effective community actions. By Program Training and Consultation Centre. For more information or to register, contact: Janet Nevala Tel: 1-800-363-7822; Fax 613-724-4116;

May 31 World No-Tobacco Day Canadian Society for International Health Tel.: (613) 241-5785

Women's Health Matters Forum & Expo


Metro Convention Centre South Building - $10/day, free for students

The program is available in the January issue of Canadian Living magazine. You can also find the program at

The Expo has over 100 exhibits featuring products, services and information about women's health.

Friday 9 am - 5 pm; Saturday 9:30 am to 4:30 pm

For more information call Women's Health Matters Forum hotline at 416-323-6000

Presented by General Motors, in collaboration with Liberty Health and Women's College Hospital

Mental Health Promotion In Practice Workshop


9:30 am - 12:30 pm

Croft Chapter House, University College, 15 King's College Circle

University of Toronto, Toronto, ON

Hosted by: Mental Health Promotion Interest Group, Centre for Health Promotion, U of T

For reservations: (416) 978-1809

Participants will be presented with a framework for mental health promotion practices and will learn, from each other, what mental health promotion is and how it is practiced.


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