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May 15

Now available: Slide deck on Using Data to Advance Health Equity


New this week on the PHESC website: a slide deck and script from the Alliance for Healthier Communities for a presentation on using data to advance health equity.

You can find this presentations listed under Training Opportunities in the How to develop, adapt, and use health equity indicators section on PHESC.ca's Population Health Assessment page.


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The 10 proposed health units

 

The Ontario branch of the Canadian Institute of Public Health Inspectors is updating a list of the draft proposed public health units. As of today, they are:

  1. Windsor-Essex County Health Unit, Chatham-Kent Public Health, Lambton Public Health, Southwestern Public Health and Middlesex-London Health Unit
  2. Grey Bruce Health Unit, Huron County Health Unit and Perth District Health Unit
  3. Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health, Region of Waterloo Public Health and Emergency Services, Halton Region Public Health and Peel Public Health
  4. Haldimand-Norfolk Health Unit, Brant County Health Unit, Niagara Region Public Health and City of Hamilton Public Health
  5. Toronto Public Health
  6. Ottawa Public Health, Eastern Ontario Health Unit, Kingston Frontenac Lennox & Addington Public Health, part of Renfrew County and District Health Unit, Leeds, Grenville & Lanark District Health Unit
  7. The Simcoe County part of Simcoe-Muskoka District Health Unit, and York Region Public Health Services
  8. The Muskoka part of Simcoe-Muskoka District Health Unit, Porcupine Health Unit, North Bay Parry Sound District Health Unit, Public Health Sudbury & Districts, Algoma Public Health, Timiskaming Health Unit and part of Renfrew County and District Health Unit
  9. Thunder Bay District Health Unit and Northwestern Health Unit
  10. Haliburton Kawartha Pine Ridge Health Unit, Peterborough Public Health, Durham Region Health Department

Participez à la discussion de la communauté animée cette semaine par le CCNDS : S’attaquer aux déterminants sociaux de l’usage problématique de substances


Du 13 au 17 mai 2019 (toute la journée), au Forum de discussion de la communauté Cliquez pour l’équité en santé.

Discutez de ces questions : 

  1. Quel rôle jouent les déterminants sociaux de la santé néfastes l’apparition des troubles liés à l’usage de substances à l’échelle de la population? Plus précisément, comment ont-ils contribué à l’augmentation récente de la morbidité et de la mortalité associées à l’usage d’opioïdes?
  2. Quelles mesures de prévention liées aux déterminants sociaux les professionnels de la santé publique peuvent-ils prendre pour s’attaquer aux répercussions de la consommation de substances dans la population?

Ensemble, générons un savoir qui saura vraiment propulser notre travail collectif sur l’usage problématique de substances.


This week: Join the NCCDH-led Community Discussion on addressing the social determinants of problematic substance use


May 13-17, all day, in the Health Equity Clicks: community discussion forum.

Respond to these discussion questions: 

  1. What is the role of adverse social determinants of health in contributing to substance use disorders at the population level? Specifically, how have they driven the recent increase in opioid use–related morbidity and mortality?
  2. What preventive actions can public health practitioners take on the social determinants to address the negative impact of substance use on a population level?

Together, let's generate knowledge that can truly advance each other's work in problematic substance use.