Ardene Robinson Vollman (editor) is seeking chapter proposals for a new book on community practice for health promotion in Canada to be published by Wolters Kluwer Health. The book uses the Ottawa Charter (1986) as its primary framework, incorporating the determinants of health, public and population health, epidemiologic principles, the appreciation of culture and ethics, and a discussion of the challenges to health that Canadians face now and in the near future.
For further information on the topics of interest and details of proposals, please see the attached Call for Chapter Proposals (EOI Vollman Book).
Proposal submission deadline: September 30, 2014.
Inquires and submissions can be sent to: Dr. Ardene Robinson Vollman via email at: email@example.com
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August 14, 2014 - CNA's Health in All Policies Toolkit and National Action Plan
The Canadian Nurses Association (CNA)'s the "Health in All Policies Toolkit" and "National Action Plan" are now live on our website.
August 14, 2014 - AFMC Public Health Learning Tools Challenge Award Winners Announced
Nearly 100 healthcare professional learners from across Canada participated in the AFMC Public Health Learning Tools Challenge to create learning / teaching tools on public health topics that will be used to enhance their education. A panel of judges including public health physicians, medical educators, students and residents selected the 13 award winners. Financial support was provided by the Public Health Agency of Canada.
A national Working Group will be consolidating, adapting / translating the tools, and considering how they might be further developed and disseminated.
June 23, 2014 - NEW! Breastfeeding Resource for Community-Based Programs
It is with great pleasure that the Public Health Agency of Canada, in collaboration with the Breastfeeding Committee for Canada, release Protecting, Promoting and Supporting Breastfeeding: A Practical Workbook for Community-Based Programs (2nd Ed).
This resource aims to provide practical, best practice strategies to promote breastfeeding within a community setting, with a special focus on supporting vulnerable populations. The vision is to create environments where breastfeeding is the easiest choice for all women and their children. Beyond the key strategies, the workbook also addresses key questions, common challenges, and includes programming activities, key reference documents and an extensive list of breastfeeding resources.
This fully revised and updated workbook reflects the experience of numerous organizations and individuals involved in supporting breastfeeding across Canada, including almost 20 years of expertise gained and shared through the Agency’s Canada Prenatal Nutrition Program sites.
May 15, 2014 - Public Health Speaks: Tuberculosis and the social determinants of health
The National Collaborating Centre for Determinants of Health (NCCDH) and the National Collaborating Centre for Infectious Diseases (NCCID) brought a group of public health practitioners together to share perspectives on the roles, actions and strategies that can be used to reduce inequities in the incidence of infectious disease. Using tuberculosis (TB) as the example, the practitioners discuss how public health can address the social determinants of the disease. You can download the new resource in the NCCDH library.
April 3, 2014 - A.N.A.C./NCCID Forum on Infectious Disease and Public Health in Northern Canada
The Aboriginal Nurses Association of Canada (A.N.A.C.) and the National Collaborating Centre for Infectious Diseases (NCCID) are working in collaboration to explore issues of importance and value to nurses working in the North. NCCID is interested in the views of public health and front line practitioners (e.g. public health nurses in Aboriginal, northern, rural, and remote communities) about their most pressing needs and priorities with regard to nursing practice and the prevention of infectious diseases in the populations they serve.
It is hoped that this survey will allow for the participation and input of A.N.A.C. members and associates to assist in determining the specific format and structure of the proposed forum that will be of most use to them.
A.N.A.C./NCCID Survey or https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/YSLQPF5
Community Health Nurses of Canada, in partnership with the National Collaborating Centre for the Determinants of Health (NCCDH), recently completed a report designed to contribute to public health nursing leadership development planning, strategies and activities in Canada.
The report includes a literature scan and a pilot survey of the Community Health Nurses of Canada (CHNC) Board members and members of CHNC standing committees. The literature scan describes leadership issues and leadership development opportunities for public health nursing leadership. The survey includes examples of leadership development opportunities with respect to health equity and the social determinants of health. A third component is the report of the preconference consultation carried out in June 2013.
February 17, 2014 - CHNC Membership in CCPH21
CHNC is a member organization of the Canadian Coalition for Public Health in the 21st Century (CCPH21) a national network of non-profit organizations, professional associations, health charities and academic researchers who share the common goal to improve and sustain the health of Canadians. Katie Dilworth is the CHNC representative on CCPH21.
CCPH21 recently produced a video Public Health: A Return on Investment which encourages governments to strengthen Canada’s economy and productivity through investments in public health.
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