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2010-663

View this issue online: http://www.ohpe.ca/epublish/1/v2010n663.



This week's feature article by Carolyn Wilby of Clear Language @ Work Inc. is the first in a three-part series on clear writing and health literacy.



We always welcome your feedback on our feature articles--including topics you'd like to see--news about old colleagues and new colleagues, and comments on our newsletter and searchable database of health promotion information. Read our complete submission guidelines at http://www.ohpe.ca/submission-guide and write to [email protected].

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2010
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664

Public Health Nurse – Tuberculosis Program, Region of Peel

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Brampton, Ontario
Deadline June 1, 2010

If you are a forward-thinking nurse seeking new challenges with an award-winning and progressive organization that values a supportive and respectful environment, teamwork, effective communication, integrity and quality service, consider this regular full-time opportunity within our Communicable Diseases Division.

(PHN#10-07)

Key responsibilities include:

Office Coordinator, South West Local Health Integration Network

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London, Ontario
Deadline May 31, 2010

The South West Local Health Integration Network (LHIN), is one of 14 local organizations that have been created in Ontario to plan, coordinate and fund local health services, including hospitals, community care access centres (CCACs), long-term care homes, community health centres (CHCs), community support service agencies, and mental health and addictions agencies. The office of the South West LHIN is located in London, Ontario.

Manager, Corporate Services, South West Local Health Integration Network

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London, Ontario
Deadline May 31, 2010

The South West Local Health Integration Network (LHIN), is one of 14 local organizations that have been created in Ontario to plan, coordinate and fund local health services, including hospitals, community care access centres (CCACs), long-term care homes, community health centres (CHCs), community support service agencies, and mental health and addictions agencies. The office of the South West LHIN is located in London, Ontario.

Online Resources Related to Feature 663

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The Canadian Council on Learning website is still available at http://www.ccl-cca.ca/CCL/Home?Language=EN. The site includes information on health literacy including a map on healthy literacy in Canada and Health Literacy in Canada report.

The International Adult Literacy and Skills Survey (IALSS), Report summary from ABC Canada Literacy Foundation is available online at http://abclifeliteracy.ca/en/system/files/ialss_summary_nov_05_0.pdf.

Part 1--Health Literacy and Clear Writing Go Hand in Hand: Make the Connection Between Literacy Level and Plain English

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Contents

I Introduction
II Health literacy matters…
III Demystifying plain English—what exactly is it?
IV Be a Plain English Matchmaker…
V The nuts and bolts of plain English: Moving theory into practice
VI Words alone are not enough…
VII To enhance health literacy, be "plain"…

-- submitted by Carolyn Wilby, Clear Language @ Work Inc.

I Introduction

Year-Long Clinical Extern Training Program, Brief and Narrative Therapies: With Families, Couples and Individuals

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Now accepting applications!

Faculty: Jim Duvall, Jan Fook, Tod Augusta-Scot, Laura Béres, Scot Cooper, David Pare, Karen Young

Designed for the practicing professional, this clinical training program offers a thorough journey through the ideas and practices of brief and narrative therapies. The knowledge and skills are presented in a highly understandable and realistic adult learning format, including the opportunity to participate in “live” clinical sessions.

New Online Learning Module: Introduction to Evidence-Informed Decision Making, NCCMT

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NCCMT offers popular interactive workshops where participants practise finding and applying the best available research evidence in program planning and revision. Of course, budget and time constraints in public health today mean that not everyone who wants to attend a workshop in person can do so.

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