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PHO Grand Rounds: Implementation and Impact of the Ontario Public Health Standards (OPHS) and British Columbia Core Public Health Functions (BC-CPHF)
Tuesday, October 13, 2015 12:00 pm to 01:00 pm
Venue: 480 University Ave, Suite 300 Toronto, ON M5G 1V2 Boardroom 350
Chronic Diseases and Injuries; Infectious Diseases; Health Promotion; Research and Collaboration
City: Toronto
Format: In Person; Webinar

​Note: This is an open invitation, and may be forwarded to interested parties.

The “Renewal of Public Health Systems” (RePHS) program of research examined the implementation of the Ontario Public Health Standards and the Core Public Health Functions framework in BC using two programs as exemplar cases - chronic disease prevention (CDP) (Healthy Living in BC) and sexually transmitted infection prevention (STIP).

The purpose of this research project was to engage in a collaborative, participatory process between researchers and decision makers in BC health authorities and ON health units to: (a) examine what factors/contexts influence or affect the implementation of the chronic disease prevention and sexually transmitted infections programs; and (b) examine the impacts/effects of this process on staff, the organization, the population, other organizations, and the communities. 

This second webinar in a series relates to the Implementation and Impact of the Ontario Public Health Standards (OPHS) and British Columbia Core Public Health Functions (BC-CPHF). We will be presenting a comparison of BC and Ontario’s implementation process, the success of implementation, and the impacts of the implementation on staff, the organization, and communities. Changes over time will also be discussed.

DISCLAIMER: The opinions expressed by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies or views of Public Health Ontario, nor does the mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by Public Health Ontario.

Presenters: The RePHS team

Marjorie MacDonald is a Professor in the School of Nursing at the University of Victoria and teaches in the School of Public Health and Social Policy.  Dr. Ruta Valaitis is an Associate Professor of Nursing at McMaster University.    The RePHS team includes practitioners, policymakers and researchers from 5 BC Health Authorities, 6 ON Health Units, MOHLTC & BC Ministry of Health and 5 universities.

Public Health Ontario Grand Rounds are approved for continuing medical education from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons.

PHO Grand Rounds are also approved by Council of Professional Experience for professional development hours (PDHs) for members of the Canadian Institute of Public Health Inspectors (CIPHI).

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