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PHO Grand Rounds: OnCore: Introducing a new Educational Program for Public Health Professionals
Tuesday, April 12, 2016 12:00 pm to 01:00 pm
Venue: 480 University Ave, Suite 300 Toronto, ON M5G 1V2 Boardroom 350
Research and Collaboration
City: Toronto
Type: PHO Grand Rounds
Format: In Person; Webinar

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

The Core Competency Statements issued by the PHAC define the minimum competencies for all public health workers. Public Health Units need staff OnCore One doc.pngwho have the necessary competencies required to practice the full scope of public health. There is however, a gap in those core skills among the public health workforce; from those who have recently graduated to those who have been part of the workforce for many years.  Sustainable training in core competencies directed at front line public health practitioners is lacking.

The OnCore-EnCours education program was designed by public health professionals to build select core competencies of front line public health professionals of all disciplines, specifically around the application of data and research evidence. The education program provides practical and relevant tools to make better decisions informed by data and research evidence.

This webinar will provide participants with an overview of OnCore, including results from the evaluation of the pilot project and lessons learned from the implementation of OnCore at the organizational level.

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: Beverley Bryant and Julie Atkinson

Bev Bryant is the Manager of Education and Research at Peel Public Health (PPH) and has led the Workforce Development Strategic Direction for PPH since its inception.

Julie Atkinson is an Advisor, Education and Research at Peel Public Health and was the project manager for the development of OnCore and is also leading the organizational implementation at PPH.

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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