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PK2A (Knowledge to Action) Library Edition
Heather Kemp, Beata Pach, Maria Aulicino will describe experiences of the Ontario Public Health Libraries Association that prmotes an "embedded library practice" at the 2018 OLA Superconference.
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.
Optimizing the Identification of Grey Literature: A Rapic Review
Shant Alajajian and his Peel Public Health colleague Teresa Ho published a rapid review on grey literature. Click here to view the rapid review.
PHO Grand Rounds: To PICO or Not to PICO: What is the Question?
Beata Pach, Susan Massarella and Minakshi Sharma gave out a seminar/webinar on alternate frameworks for defining research questions and briefly outline their suitability for application to public health subject domains. Click here to view the presentation document.
PHO Grand Rounds: Looking beyond peer-reviewed journal articles for public health evidence: the role of high-quality grey literature in science and practice
Beata Pach and Allison McArthur gave out a seminar/webinar that explored the strengths and weaknesses of grey literature and its role in public health decision-making. Click here to view the presentation document.