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Foundations of Health Promotion Webinar Series Part 2: Session 1
Wednesday, June 11, 2014 10:30 am to 11:30 am
Venue: Online
Health Promotion; Health Promotion:Health promotion strategies/approaches; Tools and instruments:Health promotion tools
City: Online
Format: Webinar
This is a three-part webinar series. Participants are encouraged to attend all three sessions. You must register for all three sessions individually, using the links in the top right corner of the page.

Session One:      June 11, 2014, 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Session Two:      June 18, 2014, 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Session Three:   June 25, 2014, 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

As the field of health promotion has evolved over several decades, the health promoter's toolkit has grown into an exciting array of options. Effective practice requires a broad range of competencies. This three-part webinar series will build on the health promotion history, theories, and strategies introduced in the first (April 2014) series, and move into applications to practice.

Session one will prepare participants to select the most appropriate strategy, or mix of strategies, for addressing a health issue. Applications to a variety of settings including schools, workplaces, health service organizations and entire communities will be discussed. Three strategies in particular will be covered: health communication; health education; and self-help/mutual aid.

For a more complete learning experience, please also register for sessions two and three.

In session two, we will continue our discussion of strategies and how to select the most appropriate one for the situation. Again, applications to various settings will be considered.  Four strategies in particular will be covered: organizational change, community development and mobilization; policy development and advocacy.

Session three will include an examination of theoretical frameworks to guide the planning, implementation and evaluation of health promotion interventions. Participants will gain confidence in selecting the most appropriate planning, implementation and evaluation models and tools for their situation.   



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 prepare participants to select the most appropriate strategy or mix of health promotion strategies for addressing health issues

  • To increase participant confidence in selecting the most appropriate planning, implementation and evaluations models and tools for their situation



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Public Health Ontario is committed to complying with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). If you require accommodations to participate in this event, please contact 647-260-7100 or


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