Spring Conference Agenda available here.
RFP released for OPHA website design. Click here for details.
OPHA has released a letter detailing the changes to the Eat Smart Program as the NRC transitions from a coordination role. Read it here
OPHA responds to Ontario 2013 Budget: Significant investments still needed in health promotion and disease and injury prevention. Click here for details.
OPHA 2013 Annual Fall Forum
Date: Tuesday October 22 2013
Theme: Quality in public and community health
For more information Click here.
This year's forum will provide a unique opportunity for professionals from public and community health, and other sectors to network, learn and dialogue on the emerging issue of quality within the public health sector. OPHA is also partnering with the Leading Edge Group, a leading international company specializing in quality improvement consultancy and training, to offer post-forum accredited certification in Lean and Six Sigma. Please continue to check back for more details!
Food Policy Development Workshop hosted by the Nutrition Resource Center. Details and registration here .
Leadership for Results in Public Health: Why We Need it Now
Keynote lecture at OPHA 2013 Annual Awards Ceremony
Dr Terry Sullivan PhD, Board Chair, Public Health Ontario
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Public Health Events
The Nutrition Resource Centre and National Colloborating Centre for Healthy Public Policy are hosting a Food Policy Development Workshop. Click here for more details and to register (Early-bird ends April 30!)
Interested in attending the 12th International Congress on Obesity? Visit this page for details: http://www.iaso.org/events/ico/ico-2014/
James Fowler Keynote Speaker at 2013 Annual NICE Knowledge Exchange
Best seller, CONNECTED's co-author, JAMES FOWLER, PhD is the KEYNOTE speaker at the 2013 Annual NICE Knowledge Exchange, May 23rd. In his keynote, Dr. Fowler will reveal the dynamics of these social networks and will present compelling evidence on the profound influence they have on our health, wealth, and even happiness.
Interested in attending? Visit this page for details: www.niceke.ca
Save the Date: Ophea Healthy Schools Conference 2013
Get ready to learn, share, and be active at the Ophea Healthy Schools Conference 2013 on Thursday, October 17 & 18
at the Allstream Centre in Toronto.
Attend the conference for invaluable professional learning experience that will feature fun and interactive workshops, networking opportunities and more for leaders who support the health and learning of children and youth in Ontario’s schools and communities. To view the agenda, workshop topics and to register visit conference.ophea.net
HC Link biannual Conference
Save the date!
HC Link invites you to attend their biannual conference on November 12 and 13, 2013 to learn and share strategies to build healthy, vibrant communities.
This event will be of interest to individuals who work in community development, policy development, and healthy communities, as well as those addressing the root causes of health (social determinants of health). The event will be held at the Novotel Toronto Centre.
Public Health News
Reducing Barriers to Affordable Recreation in Toronto
Physical Activity of Children & Youth
The always provocative Active Healthy Kids Canada Report Card on the Physical Activity of Children and Youth has just been launched, true to form. This year the spotlight is being shone on the dramatic decline in active travel among children and the corresponding increased reliance on motorized transportation. Read the Report Card
New resources from EatRight Ontario.
The much-anticipated Active Healthy Kids Canada 2013 Report Card on the Physical Activity of Children and Youth will be launched during the week of May 21st. To make sure your copy is delivered right to your in-box, sign up here
New data on food skills are now available from the rapid response component of the Canadian Community Health Survey.
Ontario Research On Breast Screening Technology Leads To Province Wide Change. More details here.
Public Health Ontario Releases a New Report on Raw Milk. Read all about it here.
Did You Know?
According to the May 2013 Healthy Kids Panel report, by 2040, up to 70 per cent of today's children will be overweight or obese adults and almost half our children will be an unhealthy weight
Director of Finance and Operations for the Association of Ontario Midwives - Please click here for more details.