2017 APHEO Conference: Call for Abstracts now open!
Published on Tuesday, 13 June, 2017

APHEO invites abstract submissions for oral and poster presentations at the 2017 Conference: Fostering Partnerships and Moving Data to Action in an Evolving Public Health Landscape.

Call for abstracts will be open until July 14, 2017.  

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

Core Indicators Strategic Plan
Published on Monday, 5 June, 2017

The Core Indicators Project Strategic Plan is now available.  

This plan is the result of extensive work understanding the Core Indicators project and it's contribution to Ontario's public health system.  Since the project's inception in 1998, the Core Indicators has been a respected authority of standardized population health assessment indicators.  This most recent strategic plan sets ambitious goals to further the value of the Core Indicators for public health epidemiology in Ontario.  
 
As an epidemiologist in a local public health unit, the Core Indicators are the first place I look when starting a new project.  So I would just like to take a moment to say thank-you to all the volunteers who created this resource over the years.  And also to acknowledge the Core Indicators Work Group (& additional contributors) who put together the 2017-2019 strategic plan.  
Your work is invaluable. 
 
Caitlyn
Core Indicators Work Group Chair

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!

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.