Save the Date! 2017 APHEO Conference
Published on Tuesday, 2 May, 2017

The role of public health epidemiology is evolving, with increased emphasis on population health assessment that informs broader health system and community planning efforts. Please mark your calendars for the 2017 APHEO Conference where we will explore this year's theme: Fostering partnerships and moving data to action in an evolving public health landscape.

November 26 – 28, 2016 at the Delta Guelph Conference Centre

Please visit the 2017 Conference page for updates as they become available!

Modernized Standards for Public Health Programs and Services
Published on Tuesday, 25 April, 2017

A number of APHEO response letters are now posted on the official correspondence page.  First, APHEO's response to the consultation process of the Modernized Standards for Public Health Programs and Services is now posted.  A special thanks to all of our members who contributed to this response and for providing a voice for Public Health Epidemiology in Ontario.  Also, two letters supporting the provincial population health survey (one to Dr. David Williams, Chief Medical Officer of Health of Ontario, for his suggestion of it in his 2015 annual report, and one to Minister Hoskins indicating our support) can also be found on the official correspondence page.   Finally, correspondence to the Public Health Work Stream leads, Assistant Deputy Minister of the Population and Public Health Division, Roselle Martino and CEO of the South West LHIN, Michael Barrett (sent on March 3rd) has  also been posted.  To access the content of these letters please login to your APHEO account.  If you have any questions or comments please contact me at President@apheo.ca 

 

Many thanks,

James

2017 APHEO Executive Committee
Published on Wednesday, 8 February, 2017

Thanks to the 2016 APHEO Executive for their hard work over the past year.
 
The 2017 Executive Committee are:

 
 President  James MacintoshNiagara Region
 Vice-President  Vidya SunilHaliburton Kawartha Pine Ridge District Health Unit
 Secretary  Erica Clark, Huron County Health Unit
 Treasurer  Stanley Ing, Chatham-Kent Health Unit
 alPHa Representative  Emma TuckerHalton Region Health Department
 Member at Large  Deanna White, Haldimand-Norfolk Health Unit
 OPHA Representative  Jasantha NaidooDurham Region Health Department


 

New Membership Fees
Published on Thursday, 6 October, 2016

Dating as far back as 2006, APHEO's annual membership fees has remained the same.  Starting October 6, 2016 annual fees for APHEO memberships will  change from $50 to $80 for full memberships, from $25 to $50 for affiliate memberships and the annual student membership fee will remain at $25. As current members, the new prices will take effect upon your next renewal (on or before March 31st 2017).

In comparison to other similar Public Health organizations, APHEO's new annual membership fees remain very low.   This increase will maintain and enhance APHEO's ongoing efforts in providing members with support, resources and engagement for good value.  Specifically, this small increase will be used for (but not limited to): teleconference support, website maintenance and enhancements, and engagement events.  We would like to highlight some of the benefits of being an APHEO member for your use in the justification of APHEO’s annual fee.

At the individual level:

o   Interact with experts in the field of public health epidemiology in Ontario through our various forums/listservs, work groups, key events, and conferences

o   Become involved and influence the direction of public health epidemiology practice, through working groups on core indicators, analysis strategies, data sources, and strategic directions

o   Participate in professional development opportunities and assist in building capacity for knowledge exchange in Ontario

o   Receive and disseminate notifications of job postings

o   Attend and participate in APHEO’s engaging conferences and workshops at a discounted rate

o   Access to teleconference lines for APHEO-related work

At the organization level:

o   Benefit from comparability of health status measures through standardization of methods

o   Maintain best practices and current techniques in the field of public health epidemiology

o   Support a health-status evidence base at the local and provincial level

o   Enable your staff to gain connections with and contribute to  external boards, such as Public Health Ontario (PHO), the association of local Public Health agencies (alPHa), the Ontario Public Health Association (OPHA) and Local Health Integration Networks (LHINs), representing the public health epidemiological perspective

o   Access to free job-postings for a vast and comprehensive membership list reaching all of Ontario and nationally

The release of this announcement is to provide enough time and consideration for upcoming budgetary planning.  We ask that you take this information into consideration and share with those you deem appropriate.  I thank you for your continued support of APHEO and I look forward to continuing our efforts in advancing and promoting the practice of epidemiology in Ontario Public Health Units.

2016 APHEO Unconference is fast approaching!
Published on Friday, 19 August, 2016

Please check out the registration link which is also available from the event webpage.  

APHEO group rate at the Sheraton Hamilton Hotel will be available until 5pm on October 6th, 2016.  Our room block is $129 + tax for single or double occupancy.   

The Unconference is a loosely structured event emphasizing the informal exchange of information between participants.  The agenda has been developed through an interactive process with attendees, and is shaping up to be an exciting day and a half.   

Past Conferences & Workshops Now Viewable
Published on Wednesday, 26 August, 2015

Hey, APHEO browsers!
 
The past conferences and workshops section of the website has finally been migrated to the new format. To see our past conferences & workshops (for reminiscing purposes or to find a presentation you'd love to see again), mouse over the Events tab at the top of this page and have a jaunt through webpages for past conferences & workshops. Past APHEO meetings are also available through this menu.
 
Note that you must be logged in to see certain content. APHEO website guests can view conference/workshop agendas, but cannot view presentations (this is restricted to members).
 
To report any problems with these pages, please contact Virginia McFarland (whose contact details you can find through the Member Directory under Membership, if you're logged in). If you're not a member yet, you can report an error through Contact Us at the top right of the page (and in the meantime, please consider APHEO membership).
 

Quick Tip: Workgroup Documents
Published on Monday, 1 June, 2015

Use Workgroups to add documents to the document library!  

 
The Workgroup functionality allows workgroup members to contribute to workgroup documents.
Key features include:  
  • Current work-in-progress documents are shown by default, check "show published documents" to see finalized documents from this workgroup.  
  • Click on the pencil symbol to collaborate in real-time on draft documents through google docs.  
  • Documents are automatically included in the document library, with the workgroup name noted in the "Uploaded by" field. 
 
To join a workgroup:
  1. Login to the website - workgroups are for members only!
  2. Click on the "Workgoups" item in the "Membership" drop-down menu.  
  3. Choose a workgroup of interest, and press "Join" to be added to an open workgroup, or to request membership to a restricted one.  

To draft or publish a document, from one of your workgroups:  
  1. From the workgroups page, click on one of your workgroups.  
  2. Create a new document, or click the pencil symbol to edit a current document.  
  3. Press "publish" if you'd like to finalize the document.  


Quick Tip: New Subgroup Pages
Published on Monday, 25 May, 2015

Are you part of a Core Indicators Subgroup?  

 
Check out the new Subgroup Pages to find:
  • Current & Past Subgroup Membership
  • Meeting Minutes
  • Relevant Documents
 
To explore this new feature:
  1. Click on the "Working Group & Subgroups" item in the "Core Indicators" drop-down menu.  
  2. Then choose your subgroup from the "Quick Links" list on the right-hand side.

Quick Tip: Changing Account Details
Published on Monday, 18 May, 2015

How do I change my contact info?

 
Member Profiles include: 
  • Name
  • Title
  • Organization
  • Phone Number
  • Email Address
 
To explore this feature:
  1. Login to the website
  2. Click on the "My Account" item in the "Membership" drop-down menu.  
  3. Edit your personal information.  
  4. Click the Submit button to save changes.  

Alternative Navigation:
  1. Login to the website
  2. Click on the "Member Directory" item in the "Membership" drop-down menu.  
  3. Find your name, and click on it.  
  4. Edit your personal information.  
  5. Click the Submit button to save changes.  

Quick Tip: Searching the Document Library
Published on Monday, 11 May, 2015

APHEO's Documents are Now Searchable!  

 
Documents can be searched based on their: 
  • Document Name
  • Description
  • Categories
 
To explore this new feature:
  1. Login to the website - most documents are for members only!
  2. Click on the "Document Library" item in the "Membership" drop-down menu.  
  3. Type into the Search bar on the upper right-hand side.

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