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April 11 2019

New CQI webinar series available!

We've just finished recording a foundational webinar series on continuous quality improvement, presented by Nicole Stefanovici and Melody Roberts. This series has been developed for people who are:

  • New to CQI
  • Looking to understand key concepts as part of an introduction to the subject
  • Not yet enrolled in a 2-day certification course (such as HQO’s Ideas or OPHA or OHA’s yellow belt)


Click here to enroll in our free online course to access recordings of the webinar, slides and references.

Behind the Scenes

It may appear quiet on the surface, but:

  • In tech news, we're working on Single Sign-On for our various online presences, to make your PHESC training opportunity experiences more seamless
  • Online courses on various topics in epidemiology, intervention planning and implemention, and more are under construction
  • Translation/adaptation of a number of PHESC resources and online courses is underway
  • New webinars, workshops, resources, and even a podcast or two are being planned by PHESC partners

We'll announce these developments again when each is launched. Watch this space!

Webinar - Community Engagement in Public Health

Wednesday 17 April 2019 from 1:00-2:00 pm EDT

Community engagement is a central component of population health interventions. Current evidence suggests that community engagement can improve user satisfaction, lead to more appropriate programs, and increase access to community strengths and resources. The Ottawa Charter for Health Promotion includes “strengthening community action” as one of its five action areas. In this webinar, Lisa Attygalle and Heather Keam will discuss the importance of authentic engagement, how to plan for community engagement and share key strategies, tools and resources for mobilizing the community to collectively work together to achieve your public health goals. This webinar is organized by the Canadian Public Health Association.

Register now  

Lean Sigma Certification Workshops

The Ontario Public Health Association is holding two Lean Sigma workshops  in Toronto in April: White (introductory) and Yellow (level ll). 

Designed specifically for public health and delivered in partnership with Lean public health experts the Leading Edge Group, these workshops will provide you with the knowledge, skills and tools to enhance efficiency, strengthen continuous quality improvement, create a culture of quality and develop your leadership skills for achieving positive change in your organization.

Lean Sigma White Belt Workshop ($) April 25, 2019, Toronto, Ontario
In this introductory workshop, you will gain an understanding of the Lean and Six Sigma quality improvement methodologies and their relevance across public and community health. In doing so, you will be able to distinguish between value-added and the unnecessary, and identify those Lean and Six Sigma tools that can be applied to achieve sustainable improvement. Learn more here.

Lean Sigma Yellow Belt Workshop ($) April 26, 2019, Toronto, Ontario
*White Belt is a prerequisite

Building upon concepts learned in the White Belt workshop, you will gain an understanding of the purpose and application of Lean and Six Sigma in public and community health as well as a basic proficiency in applying effective data gathering, the Define-Measure-Analyze-Improve-Control (DMAIC) framework and relevant Lean and Six Sigma tools. Learn more here.