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Poster resentation at the Canadian Health Libraries Association (CHLA) Conference
At the 2017 Canadian Health Libraries Association Conference, OPHLA members gave a poster presentation on the process undertaken to develop a set of core competencies for public health information professionals. Click here to view the poster presentation for the CHLA Conference.
Presentation at the Canadian Health Libraries Association (CHLA) Conference
At the 2014 Canadian Health Libraries Association Conference, OPHLA members gave a Lightning Talk presentation illustrated experiences of the Association in effective information sharing, capacity building among peers and developing information literacy among clients. Click here to view the presentation on the CHLA Conference website.
Presentation to the 8th Annual Canadian Cochrane Symposium
At the 2010 Canadian Cochrane Symposium, OPHLA members gave a presentation which described the key takeaways from their experience creating an evidence tool to support local policy implementation and development. Click here to view the presentation on the Canadian Cochrane Centre website.
Workshop for the 2009 Ontario Public Health Association (OPHA) Conference
OPHLA members led a workshop for public health practitioners in Ontario to explain why a set of live literature searches were developed to support implementation of the requirements in the Ontario Public Health Standards. The workshop included a live demonstration and tutorial to help practitioners get the most out of this tool.
Membership with the Ontario Council on Community Health Accreditation (OCCHA)
In 2009, OPHLA became an organizational member of the OCCHA. OPHLA is represented on the OCCHA board of directors and is proud to assist the OCCHA in promoting accountability and excellence in public health programs and services. OPHLA will provide input on community health accreditation standards in order to support continuous quality improvement in public health units.
Ontario Public Health Standards Literature Searches
Ontario Public Health Standards Literature Searches developed by OPHLA went live as part of the support manual that accompanied the release of the Ontario Public Health Standards. The searches are designed to support practitioners in planning, delivering, managing and evaluating public health programs by providing current scientific evidence to inform their policy decisions. The search results are refreshed every time a user clicks on the search link.Click here to access the live literature searches.
Designation as a Constituent Society of the Ontario Public Health Association (OPHA)
In 2008, OPHLA officially became a constituent society of the OPHA. The OPHA provide leadership on issues affecting the public's health in Ontario.
OPHLA is committed to assist OPHA achieve their mission through expertise development, network building, advocacy, and collaborative projects. Click here to learn more about the OPHA and its constituent societies
Presentation to the 2008 Ontario Public Health Association Conference
OPHLA's presentation describes of the development of an online module by OPHLA for the Public Health Agency of Canada to empower public health professionals to become more efficient information users and increase information management capacity in Ontario's public health organizations.
Poster for the 2008 Canadian Health Libraries Association Conference
This poster describes the innovative professional collaboration tools and methods that were used by a geographically dispersed OPHLA working group to efficiently and cost-effectively develop a continuing education module for public health practitioners. Click here to view the poster.
Teaching Module on Literature Searching in Public Health
In the summer of 2007, OPHLA developed a teaching module entitled Introduction to Literature Searching for the Public Health Agency of Canada's Skills Enhancement for Public Health program. The module is currently being piloted and once approved will be made available to public health practitioners across Canada. Click here to find out more about the skills enhancement program.
Partnerships Presentation to the 2007 CHLA Conference
In the spring of 2007, OPHLA members gave a talk at the annual Canadian Health Libraries Association (CHLA) Conference on the unique OPHLA partnership and the benefits that it affords. View presentation.
Knowledge Transfer Presentation at the 2007 Cochrane Symposium
In early 2007, several OPHLA members presented a poster on public health knowledge transfer strategies at the 5th Canadian Cochrane Symposium.
Submission to Ontario Public Health Standards Technical Review Committee
Upon release of the first revised draft of the Ontario Public Health Standards, OPHLA members reviewed these standards and submitted a formal response which advocated for the value of library services to public health programming.