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Request for Letters of Intent: Quality Workplaces for Health Professionals: Research on Knowledge Utilization


Health Canada is seeking information on the utilization of recommendations resulting from reports aimed at improving the workplaces of health professionals. Toward this end, the Health Policy Research Program has recently posted at a Request for Letters of Intent on Quality Workplaces for Health Professionals: Research on Knowledge Utilization.

Health Canada is seeking primary research with the following specific objectives: (1) to study the dissemination results of the reports by surveying the users of the research; (2) to study various jurisdictions (provincial/regional governments) and health-care workplaces that have or have not adopted and implemented the current evidence to policy and practice; and (3) to understand the factors which affect the adoption and implementation of recommendations (i.e., barriers, enablers) as well as the process by which these recommendations were applied.

The deadline for receipt of applications is May 7, 2003.

The Health Policy Research Program, administered by the Research Management and Dissemination Division, Applied Research and Analysis Directorate, Information, Analysis and Connectivity Branch, funds research that contributes to an evidence base for Health Canada's policy decisions.

Identifying and Communicating the Societal Causes of Illness: Why is there a Missing Story?


Time: 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.

Place: Lecture Theatre, The Scarborough Hospital, Grace Division, 3030 Birchmount Road (Birchmount Road and Finch Avenue)

The Scarborough Hospital-Family Wellness Centre Annual Guest Lecture presents Dennis Raphael, PhD, Associate Professor, School of Health Policy and Management, York University, Toronto.

New from the Centre for Health Promotion Studies


The Centre for Health Promotion Studies is pleased to announce the latest issue of its newsletter, the Shift;

* Striving to Improve the Health of Aboriginal Peoples, Jeff Reading, Institute of Aboriginal Peoples' Health

* Miamachuwan: A Vision of Health, Stephanie Brunet, Physical Activity and Population Health research program, University of Alberta

* Building Health Research Capacity in Aboriginal Communities: Alberta ACADRE Network, Nancy Gibson, Alberta ACADRE Network, University of Alberta

* Obesity: A Threat to the Health of James Bay Cree Children, Noreen Willows, Faculty of Agriculture, Forestry, and Home Economics, University of Alberta

Please visit and follow the link to download a PDF version of Volume 5, Issue 2.


A new issue of Cross Links, a publication for health promotion practitioners, students, researchers, and policy makers is also available: Human Centred Development -- A Lesson in What Really Matters, by Monique Beneteau.

Please visit and follow the link to download a PDF version of this article.

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Injury Prevention and Healthy Pregnancy Teaching Tools for Early Child Development Practitioners


The County of Lambton, Community Health Services Department, has developed educational tools to assist health promoters, nurses and early-childhood educators in promoting injury prevention and healthy pregnancies. "Be a House Detective--How to Protect Young Children from Hazards in the Home" and "Finding Your Way-- The Road to a Healthy Pregnancy" each consist of a video and guidebook. The video provides key information and specific scenarios that viewers may encounter throughout pregnancy and as a young child develops. The accompanying guidebook, which can be used with the video or on its own, reinforces specific messages through the use of quiz questions. In addition, 30 second PSAs (in video format) are available for purchase and can be customized for contact information. All public health units in Ontario have received copies of the video and guidebook.

These resources were made possible through the Early Child Development (0 to 6 years of age) initiative, Population Health Service, Public Health Branch, Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-term Care.

For ordering information (cost involved), please contact the distributor directly:

Kem Murch Productions Inc.

330 Central Avenue

London, Ontario N6B 2C8

Tel :(519) 673-3342

Fax: (519) 673-6005

For general information about the resources, contact Nancy Wai, Project Supervisor at

Canadian Evaluation Society Ontario Chapter's Annual Conference


The Old Mill

The theme of this year's conference is "Accountability for Value--Sharpening our Tools for Improved Results." Professionals from diverse settings will provide participants with an opportunity to learn, challenge and apply the tools required to effectively assess and improve program results. Participants will increase their understanding and application of the concepts of performance measurement, social accounting, value-for-money auditing and evaluation

The Relationship of Body Mass Index and Weight Perception on Physical Activity Among a National Sample of Female Adolescents


Location: Room 104, McMurrich Building, 12 Queen's Park Crescent

Time: 12:00 to 1:30 p.m.

Presenter: Lorrie Dixon, Msc

In this seminar, Lorrie Dixon will present findings from her recently completed thesis, which evaluated the relationship of body mass index (BMI) and body weight perception to physical activity in Canadian, female adolescents. Data were derived from a national study of barriers to physical activity among youth in 2002. A total of 893 females aged 13 to 18 completed the survey. Results and implications will be discussed.

RFP: Strategy for the Development of an Evaluation Process & Tracking Tools for Use by Community Organizations to Evaluate Projects Funded by the Drug Prevention Grants of Toronto Public Health, City of Toronto


Deadline: 02 April 2003
Toronto, Ontario 


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