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For today's feature, we are reprinting OHPE 168.1, "Risk Communication: An Overview," originally issued in August 2000. We have also added new risk-communication resources to OHPE 168.2.

If you have a resource or point of view to add to this article, let us know by writing to [email protected]. More information on our Letters to the Editor column can be found in the OHPE News section of OHPE 268.0 (


Kids Have Stress Too! Facilitator Training Course


Kids Have Stress Too! is offering a full-day facilitator-training session for professionals working with children and families on Monday, May 26, at the North York Central Library in Toronto. For more information, or to register for this course, please visit, or call (416) 486-0099.

KHST! is a project of The Psychology Foundation of Canada. Our primary goal is to help children, from pre-school to age nine, learn how to manage their stress effectively.

Call for Abstracts: From Practice to Policy--The Home Care Challenge


The Canadian Home Care Association invites you to participate in the 13th Annual Conference in Toronto, Ontario, from November 30 to December 2. Recent events have increased awareness and placed home care in the spotlight, making this a very exciting time for our industry. Home care will play a significant role in the transformation of our health-care system and, with your help, the CHCA is ready to present a unified message with a unified voice.

The 2003 CHCA Conference will include presentations that provide insights and practical applications to support the necessary actions to apply home-care policy and support front-line practice.

The conference is organized into five Educational Tracks: Leadership and Governance, Strategic Planning and Policy, Health Human Resources, Clinical Application and Practice, and Accountability and Quality.

Call for abstracts closing date is May 30, 2003; you can submit abstracts on-line at

New Web-based Commonwealth Forum on Globalization and Health


Ronald Labonte, professor at Universities of Saskatchewan and Regina and member of the Canadian Coalition for Global Health Research, is the inaugural host of a new, web-based Commonwealth Forum on globalization and health sponsored by the Commonwealth Secretariat. Launched in April, the Commonwealth Forum consists of a number of articles and excerpts on various facets of globalization and health, available directly from the Forum's web-site at or through links to other URLs. Initial discussion questions are also suggested. Participants are encouraged to suggest new readings for future postings. New materials will be added on a monthly basis.

To visit and/or participate in this gorum, go to the UK Partnership for Global Health website ( and click on Commonwealth Forum on the left-hand list.

Please feel free to distribute this notice widely to any other interested individual, group or listserv.

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