Leadership Centre

Supporting leadership capacity building within Ontario.

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Enhancing leadership competencies, facilitating thoughtful discussion and examination of leadership issues for public health professionals.

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Community Food Advisor

Promoting safe and nutritious food selection, preparation and storage practices.

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Community Food Advisors work in their community to improve and promote safe and healthy food selection, preparation, and storage practices.

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Public Health and You

Your questions about public health answered...all in one place.

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Learn about why public health plays a vital role in ensuring the health of communities across Ontario!

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Ontario Public Health Association

Committed to improving the health of Ontarians.

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Since 1949, OPHA has served as a catalyst for development in the Public Health sector.

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Nutrition Resource Centre

Credible public health nutrition at your fingertips.

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Strengthening the capacity of health professionals across all care settings and in all communities across Ontario.

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The OPHA is a not‐for‐profit member‐based association that provides leadership in advancing public health in Ontario. Our Association represents six public and community health disciplines and our membership represents many public health and community health professionals from Ontario. To learn more about us, our structure, strategic direction, or membership, please visit the following links:

The OPHA provides leadership on issues affecting the public's health and works to strengthen the impact of people who are active in public and community health throughout Ontario. For more information, please visit the following pages:

The OPHA creates and maintains advocacy initiatives with a province-wide perspective. For more information, please visit the following pages:

This section includes the latest news about the OPHA and its programs, upcoming OPHA events, and other news of interest to the public health sector. For more information, please visit the following pages:

The OPHA leads the development of expertise in public and community health through collaboration, consultation and partnerships. Learn more about our Constituent Societies here.

The OPHA leads the development of expertise in public and community health through collaboration, consultation and partnerships. Learn more about our Constituent Societies here.

The OPHA Member’s Lounge is a dedicated space reserved for our OPHA members to store and access important information and exclusive resources. The Lounge includes the following:

NEW! The Alcohol Policy in Ontario Community of Interest


NEW! The Alcohol Policy in Ontario Community of Interest

NEW! The Alcohol Policy in Ontario Community of Interest
September 21, 2017
The Alcohol Policy CoI is a designated online meeting space for substance misuse professionals and other stakeholders who have a specific interest in alcohol policy.  The primary focus of the Alcohol Policy CoI is to protect health and prevent harms related to alcohol use (including misuse and addiction) at a population level via the implementation of evidence-based interventions addressing the seven alcohol policy levers: Alcohol pricing and taxation, alcohol availability, restrictions on marketing, managing the drinking environment, drinking and driving countermeasures, education and persuasion, and treatment and early intervention.
 
Considering the ongoing privatization of alcohol sales, modernization of the Ontario Public Health Standards, public interest in emerging substances such as cannabis and opioids, and the anticipated release of the provincial Alcohol Strategy- now is a critical time for stakeholders to come together to comprehensively address alcohol policy in Ontario.  The Steering Committee consists of researchers, scientists, enforcement, physicians, journalism, a knowledge broker, and public health staff. 
 
Currently, the group is focusing on alcohol marketing and availability.  The group will be open for public membership at the end of September.  Prospective members can look forward to sharing their evidence-based alcohol policy work through the group’s online repository, connecting with others via discussion boards regarding relevant topics and events, and learning from non-public health professionals who are also working in alcohol policy.  Stay tuned for more information about this exciting group! 
 
For more information, please contact:
 
Hilary Cutler                                                  Howie Fruitman
Chair, Alcohol Policy CoI                              Knowledge Broker, EENet
Hilary.Cutler@healthunit.ca                          Howard.Fruitman@camh.ca 
 
 

Upcoming events

2-day Mental Health First Aid Workshop
Prenatal Class (Young Parents Series)