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Sixth Biennial Championing Public Health Nutrition Conference

 

Join us on October 1-2, 2018 in downtown Ottawa, steps away from Parliament Hill, to explore Health Canada's proposal for front-of-pack nutrition labelling, a progress report on calls for a national school food program, next steps for Canada's Food Guide, a national food policy for Canada, health promoting consumption taxes, and much more. For more information, click here.

Missed the CHNC Webinars?

You can find the recordings here:

Webinar Presented by:
  • Ardene Robinson Vollman, PhD RN CCHN(C), Adjunct Professor, Cumming School of Medicine, Department of Community Health Sciences, University of  Calgary,
  • Brenda Lammi, MSc, BSc (OT), BPHE, BA (Hlth), Director, LEADS Canada 
  • This presentation focuses on the development of leadership competencies for public health practice and detail the key themes related to each. An overview of LEADS is also provided.
Webinar Presented by:
  • Hamida Bhimani, RN, BScN, MHSc, CHE, Head of Nursing Practice, Public Health Branch, Community and Health Services Department, York Region, ON
The key to continual development of one’s leadership capabilities includes looking at one’s growth mindset, which can be broadly defined as the ability to continually learn and grow by seeking new experiences. This presentation will share new practices that are gaining much ground and momentum in the field of leadership development. 

On-line Course in Conflict Management Skills

You may want to check out a new online course from Canadian International Institute of Applied Negotiations (CIIAN)

CIIAN's Conflict Management Skills for Nurses and Healthcare Workers course is delivered entirely online and is self-paced, meaning you can earn the certificate while still working! You'll start learning practical tips right away, such as:


  • How to identify threats and monitor risks in your workplace
  • How to maintain a high degree of situational awareness
  • How to diagnose and address the root causes of violence
  • How to verbally de-escalate conflicts
This 1.5 hour course is conveniently priced at $99.99 + applicable taxes.
CIIAN is offering CHNC members a chance to take this training at a reduced rate of 50% off for the rest of 2018.
In order to be registered at this reduced rate, forward this e-mail announcing this training opportunity (or other proof of CHNC membership) to ciian@ciian.org and request to be registered in the course. 
 
Open Access, Accredited Radon Course from McMaster‏
McMaster University, together with Health Canada, the Ontario College of Family Physicians and the Clean Air Partnership, have designed a free, accredited program, Radon: Is it in your patients’ home?, in order to provide you and your colleagues with reliable, evidence-based information.
  • It’s easy to access and free
  • It only takes one hour to complete – which you can do in one sitting, or multiple sessions
  • The course is accredited for Continuing Medical Education credit by the College of Family Physicians of Canada (1 Mainpro-M1 credit) and the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (1.0 hours).

Diabetes Educator Graduate Certificate Program

Michner Institute for Applied Arts and Sciences
Offers a 7 month program developed and facilitated by experienced Diabetes Educators. To find about more about program and registration dates please see
 

Professional Specialization Certificate in Population Health Data Analysis

The Professional Specialization Certificate in Population Health Data Analysis is a fully online, certificate program in Population Health Data Analysis (PHDA) offered through a partnership between Population Data BC and the UVic Division of Continuing Studies and Department of Geography https://www.popdata.bc.ca/etu/.

PHDA program and respective courses are designed to serve the needs of health professionals, analysts, policy makers and researchers who are seeking education and professional development in advanced population health analysis. Individuals can enroll in the full certificate program or take up to two courses for professional development.

One of the courses that may be of particular interest to those in the nursing profession is our Population Health and GIS course - This health geomatics course includes a balance of theory and practical work.


If you have any related questions about courses or the full program, please don’t hesitate to contact myself or Maxine Reitsma, Program Coordinator, UVic Continuing Studies at: maxiner@uvic.ca

Professional Development For Population and Public Health Professionals

Have you been looking for online Professional Development opportunities? Apply now for the Professional Specialization Certificate in Population Health Data Analysis or take up to two stand-alone courses for professional development.

These fully online, non-credit courses—offered in partnership with the University of Victoria, Division of Continuing Studies and the Department of Geography—will give you the skills and knowledge you need to get ahead in your career.
Courses include:

For more information—including program and course re-requisites, course descriptions, possible funding sources and professional development credit visit our program website at: www.popdata.bc.ca/etu/PHDA

For further details on registration and to apply contact:
Maxine Reitsma, Program Coordinator, UVic Continuing Studies 
Phone: 250-721-8481 | phda@uvic.ca

CAITE Webinars

As Canada’s source for HIV and hepatitis C information, CATIE delivers free webinars on a range of topics of interest to public health practitioners across the country. Browse our upcoming webinars below and register on the CATIE website.

​NCCHPP Webinar - ''Introduction to Public Health Ethics''

Olivier Bellefleur and Michael Keeling from the NCCHPP presented a webinar entitled ''Introduction to Public Health Ethics'' on December 16, 2014. This interactive presentation visited some of the vast field of ethics by examining how certain theories, approaches, principles and frameworks in public health ethics can have diverse implications.

Click here to read more.

Public Health Agency of Canada CDIC Webinar Series

The Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) offers webinar presentations on emerging public health issues free of charge. Click here to view archived webinar presentations. 

IPAC Canada Infection Prevention & Control Routine Practices E-Learning Program

The IPAC Canada Infection Prevention & Control Routine Practices E-Learning curriculum is designed to assist healthcare facilities train "Front Line” workers in standardized routine practices for the prevention and control of Infection. Click here for more details.
 
Live broadcasts take place on TUESDAYS, from 11:30am-12:30pm EST (Toronto Time).


 

Online Course on Prevention and Management of Cardiovascular Disease

The Simon Fraser University's Department of Biomedical Physiology and Kinesiology are running an exciting online course on Prevention and Management of Cardiovascular Disease that is targeted to health professionals who may encounter patients with cardiovascular disease (CVD). 

The registration is open to health care professionals from varying fields (nurses, dietitians, exercise professionals, social workers, psychologists, pharmacists, etc.) who wish to better their understanding of managing patients within and outside of their discipline.

The course has been designed by health-care professionals at St. Paul’s Hospital’s Healthy Heart Program in Vancouver and will provide participants a broad base knowledge of CVD to help in their day-to-day patient management. Core concepts that will be emphasized in the course include disease pathology, diagnosis, patient risk assessment, behavioural change, lifestyle modification and management.

For more information or for registration please click here.
 

Health Promotion Monthly Seminar Series

The Health Promotion Seminar Series is a collaborative effort between the de Souza Institute and the Community Health Nurses Initiatives Group (CHNIG). The seminars offer an opportunity for professional development to nurses working in all domains of practice; community or acute care. Topics are focused on current issues, and provide a means for knowledge transfer, discussion, and resources to apply to practice.

The monthly seminars are free of charge and open to all nurses. They are typically held on the third Thursday of the month from 12-1pm EST. Past presentations were very successful and covered the topics of Smoking Cessation, the Aging at Home Strategy, Chronic Disease Prevention, Cultural Safety, Primary Health Care, Political Action, Youth Engagement and the Social Determinants of Health. 


Previous presentations can be viewed at  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCy1xSV6c_wam07Df3L9aqFQ

De Souza Institute Continuing Education Courses

De Souza Institute, an oncology continuing education centre, has recently announced that its courses are now available to all nurses across Canada. Courses are designed for any nurse that cares for cancer or palliative care patients, in any setting. Primarily online, course include: Advance Care Planning, Education in Palliative and End-of-Life Care, Psychosocial Care, Sexual Health and Cancer, Managing Grief and Loss, Patient Teaching and Education, Introduction to Hospice Palliative Care and more.

To register for a course with de Souza Institute, visit www.desouzainstitute.com
 

Online Course on Prevention and Management of Cardiovascular Disease

The Simon Fraser University's Department of Biomedical Physiology and Kinesiology are running an exciting online course on Prevention and Management of Cardiovascular Disease that is targeted to health professionals who may encounter patients with cardiovascular disease (CVD).

The registration is open to health care professionals from varying fields (nurses, dietitians, exercise professionals, social workers, psychologists, pharmacists, etc.) who wish to better their understanding of managing patients within and outside of their discipline.

The course has been designed by health-care professionals at St. Paul’s Hospital’s Healthy Heart Program in Vancouver and will provide participants a broad base knowledge of CVD to help in their day-to-day patient management. Core concepts that will be emphasized in the course include disease pathology, diagnosis, patient risk assessment, behavioural change, lifestyle modification and management.

For more information or for registration please click here.
 

Graduate Diploma in Oncology/Palliative Care Program

de Souza Institute is very pleased to partner with the Faculty of Nursing at the University of Windsor to offer the Graduate Diploma in Oncology/Palliative Care Program.

New for 2014: We have revised the admission criteria to open this program to health care professionals with a completed health-care related undergraduate honour degree and a minimum of two years' experience in a health-related field. We welcome applications from health care professionals, including nurses, physicians, physician's assistants, physiotherapists, dentists, social workers, psychologists, etc.

This program is designed to help health care professionals meet the challenges associated with working with oncology and palliative care patients. The online delivery allows this program to be accessible to students across Canada and potentially worldwide. An additional simulation component will take place on-site at the Faculty of Nursing’s state-of-the-art, newly expanded facilities in Windsor, Ontario, Canada.

We are currently recruiting students for Fall 2014 – part-time or full-time. We encourage you to review the program details and application information by clicking here.

Application deadline for the Fall intake is February 15 or until seats are filled.

CHNET-Works!

CHNET-Works! is a networking venue dedicated to linking researchers, decision-makers and practitioners in population health and stakeholder sectors from across Canada and hosted by the Population Health Improvement Research Network at the University of Ottawa. Partnership involves provincial, territorial and national organizations with a focus in two streams: continuing education and mobilizing the network to action. Click here to read more information about CHNET-Works! and access the blog, newsletter and Fireside CHATS.

 

Interested in building your knowledge and skills in program evaluation? Check out the Canadian Institutes of Health Research's online module!

This online module has been developed to support practitioners, managers and researchers in the evaluation of health and health research initiatives (including knowledge translation). A key aim of this module is to develop capacity to conduct evaluation to support evidence-informed action.

The module has five sections:
  • Section 1: Evaluation: A Brief Overview
  • Section 2: Getting Started (preliminary work)
  • Section 3: Designing an Evaluation (developing an evaluation plan)
  • Section 4: Special Issues in Evaluation (ethical, conceptual and logistical issues)
  • Section 5: Resources (glossary, checklist and evaluation templates)
 
A number of resources are available in this online module, including:
  • Evaluation Checklist: questions to consider when developing and assessing an evaluation plan
  • Evaluation Planning Matrix (Appendix A)
  • Sample Evaluation Planning Matrix (Appendix B): a completed matrix for reference
For more info, check out: Evaluation module: CIHR resource
  

Quantitative Research Designs 101: Addressing Practice-Based Issues in Public Health

As public health professionals, you face many different kinds of practice-based questions about how best to promote health, prevent illness, or treat health problems in your communities. You need the best information to help you decide what to do. Knowing about research designs can help you search for the right type of evidence to answer a question from your own practice, and to assess the quality of the research evidence you find.

Who is this module for?

Quantitative Research Designs 101 is a free, interactive and self-paced module designed for public health practitioners, program managers/directors and staff responsible for the planning and delivery of public health programs and services.
What will you learn?

Quantitative Research Designs 101 walks you through the quantitative research designs commonly used to address practice-based questions, and discusses the strengths and limitations of each design.

  • Learn how to distinguish between effectiveness (e.g., does a treatment or prevention intervention work?) and causation (e.g., what is the relationship between a risk factor and a health outcome?) questions
  • Learn the most common research designs to answer practice-based questions
  • Learn which study designs are most appropriate for your question

Get the knowledge you need to answer your practice-based questions.

Find this resource on our website: http://www.nccmt.ca/modules/index-eng.html
 

Developing Leadership Skills for a Community of Practice


 Module 1:  Introduction to Modules and Key Concepts        
 Download:  Module 1 PDF  Module 1 Introduction Powerpoint   Module 1 Audio   
 Module 2:  Forming a CoP        
 Download:  Module 2 Resources PDF  Module 2 Slides Powerpoint  Module 2 Audio  
 Module 3:  Learning to Work Together  
   
 Download:  Module 3 Document PDF  Module 3 Resources PDF  Module 3 Powerpoint  Module 3 Audio 
 Module 4:  Developing a Shared Body of Knowledge        
 Download:  Module 4 PDF   Module 4 Powerpoint  Module 4 Audio  
 Module 5:  Towards Sustainability        
 Download:  Module 5 PDF  Module 5 Powerpoint  Module 5 Audio  

 

Obtaining CNA Certification

For further information see certification
 

Core Competencies for Public Health

Core competencies are a set of essential skills and abilities necessary for the broad practice of public health:

  • Basic building blocks to develop the public health workforce
  • Transcend discipline specific boundaries of individual disciplines
  • Independent of program/topic
  • Potential to further depth and role of public health

The Canadian Public Health Core Competencies are grouped under 7 domains:
 
  1. Core public health sciences
  2. Assessment and analysis
  3. Policy development and program planning
  4. Partnership, collaboration and advocacy
  5. Communication
  6. Socio-cultural
  7. Leadership
More detailed explanations, e-learning modules, and an interactive section to help integrate core competencies in their practice available at http://www.phac-aspc.gc.ca/ php-psp/ccph-cesp/pdfs/cc- manual-eng090407.pdf
 

Learn more about allergies and anaphylaxis

Take one of the free online courses at AllergyAware.ca to increase your knowledge about allergies and anaphylaxis in the community, schools and child care settings. The 30-minute courses cover the basics of anaphylaxis, ways to reduce risks, and what to do in an emergency. Upon completing a course and passing the short quiz at the end, you will receive a personalized Certificate of Completion. The courses have been medically reviewed, are mobile-friendly so you can take them at your convenience, and are available in English and French. The courses were developed by Food Allergy Canada and Leap Learning Technologies Inc. in collaboration with the Canadian Society of Allergy and Clinical Immunology. 


Banff International Conference on Behavioural Science

The upcoming 50th Banff International Conference on Behavioural Science to be held at the Banff Centre in Banff, Alberta March 18-21, 2018.

This year's topic is "Ideal Mental Health Services". The brochure describes the program for the conference, how to register, accommodation information and a link to our  website for more nformation. Please circulate this brochure to colleagues who you think might be interested. If you have any questions, please contact me at :