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November 14 2019

Online courses available in both English and French

Some PHESC offerings are available in only English or only French, but a number of online courses are available in both languages. A few examples:

Add to your professional development by trying a course in your second language!

Have you caught up with the latest episodes of our podcast, Tenfold?

So far, Andrea and guests have covered topics including engaging with Indigenous communities, embedding community engagement at the organizational level, and how to consider community engagement throughout the knowledge translation process. Stay tuned for more episodes in the coming weeks!

You can listen to the episodes on our website or download them from your preferred podcatcher!

Paper from the Tamarack Institute: Creating the Culture for Community Engagement

Tenfold is taking a short break so we thought it would be a great opportunity to share a paper about how fear may be holding us back from authentic engagement, written by the podcast's very first guest, Lisa Attygalle!

Fear is one of the biggest barriers that prevents changemakers from applying authentic community engagement practices. In this paper, Lisa Attygalle explores the role of fear in the engagement process, and provides practical strategies for transforming and applying fear in community engagement.

Access Tamarack's website and download the paper.

NCCDH Webinar - Disrupting the colour-coded labour market: Implications for public health organizations

November 27, 2019
1:00–2:30 p.m. (EST)

The webinar (in English) will discuss the relationship between racism, employment and income as determinants of health. It will provide insight to the current state of affairs in Canada and identify how public health organizations can act to reduce racial inequities in employment.

More information and registration

Multimedia Resources from Prevention Institute

Prevention Institute (PI) is pleased to share their latest multimedia creations that touch on topics ranging from preventing violence to promoting men’s mental health to spending opioid settlement funds on primary prevention. What cuts across all of these pieces is PI’s approach to creating health, safety, and wellbeing. They focus on community, prevention, and equity.

Video: Prevention Institute: Partnering to achieve thriving, equitable communities (6:01)

Prevention Institute created this video to tell the story of their equity-driven, upstream, community-level approach to public health. It focuses on two communities they collaborated with that brought together community members, government agencies, grassroots nonprofits, and health organizations to improve the community conditions that shape health. This video was made possible with support from The Kresge Foundation, The Movember Foundation, and others.

Podcast: What Medellín can teach use about healthy and equitable land use (28:19)

PI’s deputy executive director, Manal J. Aboelata, talks about her recent trip to Medellín, Colombia to learn about their innovative improvements to the city’s infrastructure. She explains how this city that was not long ago called “one of the most dangerous cities on earth” has transformed itself through public health investments, and what others can learn from its example. This podcast was made possible with support from the Durfee Foundation.

NACCHO Voice op-ed: Opioid Settlement Funds Must Go Where They’re Needed Most—Treatment and Prevention

As thousands of cities and counties hard-hit by the opioid crisis move closer to settlements with opioid manufacturers and distributors, it’s time to talk about how communities can use these funds to meet urgent needs for treatment and invest in what it will truly take to stop this epidemic: preventing people from becoming addicted to opioids in the first place. Often, people use the word prevention to refer to efforts like distributing naloxone to stop opioid overdoses and deaths—and that’s urgent and important. But more attention is needed toward “primary” prevention—preventing opioid and other substance use and misuse from the start by addressing the community conditions that put people at risk.