Over the past three decades, the field of health promotion has emerged as a new way of acting on the root causes of health and wellness. These actions have sparked the development of new approaches to improving the health of individuals and communities.
This three-part webinar series will introduce participants to key concepts, milestones, theories, and strategies underpinning health promotion in Ontario through lecture-style presentations. Additional readings and complimentary materials will be recommended at the conclusion of each webinar for participants to prepare for the next session and to achieve a greater understanding of presentation materials.
This first of three sessions will provide an introduction to key health promotion terms, definitions and concepts along with a review of historical milestones in Canadian health promotion practice.
Benjamin Rempel is the manager of health promotion capacity building at Public Health Ontario. Ben’s professional background spans nearly twelve years of experience in overseeing the planning, implementation, and evaluation of provincial health promotion initiatives across a variety of public health topic areas. Ben has contributed to numerous publications, workshops, and resources on health promotion and healthy public policy, with research published in several academic journals. He holds an undergraduate degree in health promotion from Laurentian University and a master of public health from the University of Waterloo.
Brian Hyndman is a PhD candidate at the School of Public Health and Health Systems, University of Waterloo. Brian has over twenty years of experience in building the capacity of health promotion practitioners gained through a variety of roles, including 12 years as a consultant at The Health Communication Unit, University of Toronto, where he co-developed health promotion on-line courses. Brian has taught health promotion courses at Ryerson University, the University of Toronto and the University of Waterloo. In addition, he has held voluntary leadership positions in the public health sector, including President of the Ontario Public Health Association and Citizen Representative on the Toronto Board of Health.
- To support participants in understanding key concepts, milestones, theories, and strategies underpinning health promotion in Ontario.
- To raise the profile of health promotion among Ontario health practitioners.
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