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OHPE's feature this week is by Marguerite Thomas who is the coordinator of the Ontario Falls Prevention Community of Practice that she describes in her article.

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Preventing Chronic Disease in Ontario: A Panel Discussion Series, CAMH, OCDPA, and PHO


Online/Toronto, Ontario
November 29, 2012

10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. EST

Co-sponsored by the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health and Public Health Ontario, the Ontario Chronic Disease Prevention Alliance is pleased to present Reducing High-Risk Alcohol Consumption: Where is the Action to Match the Evidence?
Learn about alcohol-related harm to Ontario’s public health, policies & strategies to reduce trauma, chronic disease & social problems, and opportunities to take collaborative action in Ontario communities.

Northeast Regional Forum: Engaging municipalities: building healthy communities together, HC Link and the North Bay Parry Sound District Health Unit


North Bay, Ontario
November 22, 2012

This one day regional forum will bring together public health staff, health promotion and recreation professionals with municipal staff, elected officials and decision-makers to talk about how they can work together to build healthy communities. The forum will focus on how municipalities are structured and how local groups and organizations can frame the issues they are working on in a way that aligns with the work of municipalities.

Infection Control Consultant - Champlain Infection Control Network (CICN), PHO


Ottawa, Ontario
Deadline November 14, 2012

Program Infection Prevention and Control

Organizational Overview Public Health Ontario (PHO) is a Crown corporation dedicated to protecting and promoting the health of all Ontarians and reducing inequities in health. Our mission is to support health care providers, the public health system and partner ministries in making informed decisions and taking informed action to improve the health and security of all Ontarians.

Media Training Workshop, Sheela Basrur Centre and Public Health Ontario


Toronto, Ontario
November 13, 2012

9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Public Health Ontario, 480 University Avenue, 3rd floor

The Sheela Basrur Centre and Public Health Ontario invite you to a day of interactive media training to introduce public health professionals to the media and improve your ability to communicate your messages.

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Forum


Kitchener, Ontario
November 12, 2012

Join us in Waterloo Region to hear the world-renowned FASD Specialist Dan Dubovsky, from the SAMHSA FASD Centre of Excellence in Washington and Dr. Karen McLeod, registered clinical and forensic psychologist.  The FASD Diagnostic team will close out the day.

Improving Outcomes for Individuals with an FASD, Their Families, and Those Who Serve Them

Learning Objectives Include:


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