Saskatchewan Public Health Association (SPHA) is a volunteer run, non-profit, non-governmental organization with a mission to promote the health of Saskatchewan people and their environment through education, advocacy and empowerment.
The Canadian Public Health Association (CPHA) is the national, independent, not-for-profit, voluntary association representing public health in Canada. CPHA’s members believe in universal and equitable access to the basic conditions which are necessary to achieve health for all Canadians.
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Join the Saskatchewan Public Health Association to view the Heart and Stroke Foundation’s webinar, “Setting the Policy Table” followed by a discussion of Saskatchewan initiatives.
12:00-1:30 pm CT: Setting the Policy Table national webinar
• Setting the Policy Table is part one in a special national webinar series from the Heart and Stroke Foundation, designed for and given by public health officials. Learn the latest strategies and actions to help address some of the key issues underpinning the poor nutritional health of children.
1:30-1:45 pm: Refreshment break
1:45-2:45 pm: Taking action in Saskatchewan
• Join us for an informal discussion led by Heart & Stroke Saskatchewan staff, on initiatives in the province and what more we can do together. We will recap the National webinar at the beginning of the Saskatchewan discussion, in the event that you are not able to join for both discussions.
For more information, contact Fleur Macqueen Smith, Heart & Stroke, at firstname.lastname@example.org
Want to join online?
Register to join the national webinar on GoToWebinar at 12 Noon
Join the Saskatchewan discussion at 1:45 pm over WebEx https://usask.webex.com/usask/j.php?MTID=me512629f569031dfc2e08d08a51251a6
The 2017 conference themes are:
1. Building public policies that support health (Public Policy)
2. Creating participatory community partnerships
3. Strengthening sustainable community partnerships
4. Evaluation and performance
5. Reorienting/engaging environments to be responsive to death, dying, loss and bereavement.
Six Plenaries, covering each of the five conference themes, including an opening plenary: “Palliative Care as Public Health?? Really?”
The Saskatchewan Prevention Institute is pleased to invite individuals in your department to submit abstracts for Prevention Matters 2017: Standing Together for Children’s Health. The conference will be held in Saskatoon, SK at TCU Place, October 4-6, 2017. For more information, please go to http://www.skprevention.ca/prevention-matters-2017/.
All of SPHA’s work is done by unpaid volunteers. Volunteering is one way to give back to our community.
Do you want to network with the public health leaders of Saskatchewan? Gain valuable work experience? Get involved and volunteer! It’s the best way to make the most of your membership and advance your career.
Dr. Carrie Bourassa is a professor of Indigenous Health Studies at First Nations University of Canada. She is Metis, and was born and raised in Regina, and received her academic training at the University of Regina, including a PhD in social studies. She has worked in policy development with the provincial government, as well as in academia. Her research interests include the impacts of colonization on the health of First Nations and Métis people; creating culturally competent care in health service delivery; Aboriginal end of life care and Aboriginal women’s health.
Dr. David Jones has a medical degree and a Masters of Health Science in Community Health and Epidemiology, both from the University of Toronto. He has worked in many areas of clinical medicine and public health in his long and distinguished career. He served as chief medical health officer and executive director of the Population Health and Primary Health Services Branches for the province from 1995 to 2002. In 2004, when the Public Health Agency of Canada was established, he was appointed as its first Chief Public Health Officer, a position he held until 2014.
He has served as the President of the Canadian Public Health Association and Vice-President of the American Public Health Association. In 2010, he was awarded the R.D. Defries Award, CPHA’s highest award, honouring his outstanding contributions to public health in Canada. After having strokes in 2012 and 2015, Dr. Jones is now working fewer hours, teaching and advising on public health through Health Canada’s First Nations and Inuit branch in Atlantic Canada and Ottawa. He also serves on the National Board of the Heart and Stroke Foundation.
For an interview with Dr. Jones prior to this panel, see http://www.thinkupstream.net/wickedproblems