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The Community Health Nurses' Initiatives Group

The Community Health Nurses' Initiatives Group (CHNIG), an interest group of the Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario (RNAO), has its mission to act as the voice of Community Health Nurses influencing the health care system and health and social policy in areas which affect the work of Community Health Nurses and the public we serve.

IN THE NEWS

  • Apr 14, 2014 Attention RNAO Members Working in Home Health-CareMore

  • Apr 10, 2014 Call for Nominations - CHNIG Board of Directors...More

  • Apr 2, 2014 Health Promotion Seminar - Canadian Community Health Nursing...More

  • Mar 19, 2014 ​​Attention: March Health Promotion Seminar CancelledMore

  • Mar 16, 2014 Skills Online Spring 2014. Registration is now open!More

  • Mar 14, 2014 CHNIG Professional Development Bursary to Attend the 9th...More

  • Mar 12, 2014 CHNIG Professional Development Bursary to Attend the Annual...More

  • Mar 11, 2014 Feedback Requested for Draft Public Health Competencies Greetings...More

  • Feb 20, 2014 CHNIG Award for Clinical Excellence in Community Health...More

  • Feb 20, 2014 Health Promotion Monthly Seminar Series Evidence-based Approaches to...More

EVENTS

    • Apr 30, 2014 Ethical Issues and Transitions-in-care Planning Synposium More

      Title: Ethical Issues and Transitions-in-care Planning Synposium

      Start: Apr 30, 2014 06:00 PM

      End: Apr 30, 2014 08:30 PM

      Description:

      Location:
      Carr Hall, Father Madden Auditorium,
      100 St. Joseph Street, Toronto
      On the campus of the University of St Michael’s College
      (Queen’s Park Crescent East and St Joseph Street)
       
      Description:
      Transitions-in-care planning is a daily activity filled with many ethical challenges. These challenges extend from the bedside, to boardrooms and to legislative levels. Transitions-in-care planning has a significant and lasting impact on people in need of care, their families, practitioners and healthcare and raises serious ethical issues.
       
      The aim of this symposium is to make recommendations for structural improvement to the system that will benefit both patients and health care workers, relieving moral distress.
       
      Speakers:  
      • Bob Parke: Transitions-in-care Planning and Moral Distress
      • Bridget Campion: Transitions-in-care Planning: Some Ethical Considerations
      • Jane Meadus: The Elderly and Transitions-in-care Planning
      • Rory Fisher: Concluding Remarks
       
      Registration:
      This symposium is free and all are cordially invited to attend.
       
      Please register by phone or email to confirm attendance:
       
      416 926 2335  |  bioethics.usmc@utoronto.ca
       
      Coffee and tea will be available.
       
    • May 2, 2014 RNAO Annual General Meeting (AGM) More

      Title: RNAO Annual General Meeting (AGM)

      Start: May 2, 2014 08:00 AM

      End: May 2, 2014 04:00 PM

      Description:

      Hilton Toronto
      145 Richmond St W., Toronto Ontario
       
      This Annual General Meeting promises to be both informative and enjoyable for all members and student associates who attend; a wonderful opportunity to network with your peers.
       
      The AGM is your chance to see your association at work for you. All RNs who are members of RNAO are invited to attend. Hear an overview of the year's achievements and help shape what priorities lie ahead. More than a dozen RNs from every facet of our health-care system will be recognized from those who work directly with patients to RNs working in administration as well as those working to shape the future of the nursing profession in education and research.
       
       
      Cost for Members: 
      $0.00 CAD
      Cost for non-Members: 
      $0.00 CAD
       
    • May 3, 2014 CHNIG Annual General Meeting More

      Title: CHNIG Annual General Meeting

      Start: May 3, 2014 08:00 AM

      End: May 3, 2014 04:30 PM

      Description:

      CHNIG Members are invited to participate in the Community Health Nurses' Initiatives Group (CHNIG) Annual General Meeting on Saturday May 3rd, 2014.

       

    • May 6, 2014 RNAO presents a Webinar Learning Series: “Back... More

      Title: RNAO presents a Webinar Learning Series: “Back to Basics - Chronic Disease Management”

      Start: May 6, 2014 12:00 PM

      End: May 6, 2014 02:00 PM

      Description:

      Webinar Learning Series Begins:  Every Tuesday for 5 Weeks - May 6, 13, 20, 27, June 3  /  12:00 noon to 2:00 p.m. EST

      Why should you attend?

      If you as a health-care provider or your organization is looking to improve the use of evidence based practices to prevent and manage chronic disease, the Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario’s Webinar Learning Series “Back to Basics - Chronic Disease Management” is for you!

      Who Should Attend?

      • Any organization or health-care provider involved in the prevention or management of chronic diseases in populations at risk:
      • Primary Care, Acute, Long-Term and Community or Home Health Care settings;
      • All health-care professionals;
      • Leaders in any health-care setting- Managers, Directors, Professional Practice; or
      • Professionals involved in quality improvement and program evaluation.

      Learning Goals & Objectives - What will YOU Learn?

      1. Basic concepts, models and theories known to prevent and manage chronic diseases in populations
      2. Gain perspective and explore the use or application of these evidence-based practices, concepts, models and theories in actual practice settings or specific populations at risk.
      3. Gain knowledge about available evidence-based resources from the Registered Nurses’ Association and other health-care agencies to support practices for the prevention or management of clients at risk.

      Fees and Enrollment:

      Members - $165 + $21.45 HST = $186.45     Non-Member Fee - $220 + 28.60 HST = $248.60

      The fee for this webinar learning series includes:

      • One web/ phone connection for each learning session x 5 consecutive weeks
      • Back to Basics - Chronic Disease Management” webinar learning series Pre and Post Session worksheets for each Module (emailed electronically) to participants
      • Please note: The dial-in number for each call in the series is toll free.

      Register Now: http://rnao.ca/events/back-basics-chronic-disease-management

      For further information Email: Lauren Nickol, Event Planning and Marketing Coordinator at: lnickol@rnao.ca  or

      Call toll free: 1-800-268-7199 ext. 268 (Monday - Friday between 9am – 5pm)

       

    • May 13, 2014 RNAO presents a Webinar Learning Series: “Back... More

      Title: RNAO presents a Webinar Learning Series: “Back to Basics - Chronic Disease Management”

      Start: May 13, 2014 12:00 PM

      End: May 13, 2014 02:00 PM

      Description:

       Webinar Learning Series Begins:  Every Tuesday for 5 Weeks - May 6, 13, 20, 27, June 3  /  12:00 noon to 2:00 p.m. EST

      Why should you attend?

      If you as a health-care provider or your organization is looking to improve the use of evidence based practices to prevent and manage chronic disease, the Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario’s Webinar Learning Series “Back to Basics - Chronic Disease Management” is for you!

      Who Should Attend?

      • Any organization or health-care provider involved in the prevention or management of chronic diseases in populations at risk:
      • Primary Care, Acute, Long-Term and Community or Home Health Care settings;
      • All health-care professionals;
      • Leaders in any health-care setting- Managers, Directors, Professional Practice; or
      • Professionals involved in quality improvement and program evaluation.

      Learning Goals & Objectives - What will YOU Learn?

      1. Basic concepts, models and theories known to prevent and manage chronic diseases in populations
      2. Gain perspective and explore the use or application of these evidence-based practices, concepts, models and theories in actual practice settings or specific populations at risk.
      3. Gain knowledge about available evidence-based resources from the Registered Nurses’ Association and other health-care agencies to support practices for the prevention or management of clients at risk.

      Fees and Enrollment:

      Members - $165 + $21.45 HST = $186.45     Non-Member Fee - $220 + 28.60 HST = $248.60

      The fee for this webinar learning series includes:

      • One web/ phone connection for each learning session x 5 consecutive weeks
      • Back to Basics - Chronic Disease Management” webinar learning series Pre and Post Session worksheets for each Module(emailed electronically) to participants
      • Please note: The dial-in number for each call in the series is toll free.

      Register Now: http://rnao.ca/events/back-basics-chronic-disease-management

      For further information Email: Lauren Nickol, Event Planning and Marketing Coordinator at: lnickol@rnao.ca  or

      Call toll free: 1-800-268-7199 ext. 268 (Monday - Friday between 9am – 5pm)

       
    • May 20, 2014 RNAO presents a Webinar Learning Series: “Back... More

      Title: RNAO presents a Webinar Learning Series: “Back to Basics - Chronic Disease Management”

      Start: May 20, 2014 12:00 PM

      End: May 20, 2014 02:00 PM

      Description:

      Webinar Learning Series Begins:  Every Tuesday for 5 Weeks - May 6, 13, 20, 27, June 3  /  12:00 noon to 2:00 p.m. EST

      Why should you attend?

      If you as a health-care provider or your organization is looking to improve the use of evidence based practices to prevent and manage chronic disease, the Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario’s Webinar Learning Series “Back to Basics - Chronic Disease Management” is for you!

      Who Should Attend?

      • Any organization or health-care provider involved in the prevention or management of chronic diseases in populations at risk:
      • Primary Care, Acute, Long-Term and Community or Home Health Care settings;
      • All health-care professionals;
      • Leaders in any health-care setting- Managers, Directors, Professional Practice; or
      • Professionals involved in quality improvement and program evaluation.

      Learning Goals & Objectives - What will YOU Learn?

      1. Basic concepts, models and theories known to prevent and manage chronic diseases in populations
      2. Gain perspective and explore the use or application of these evidence-based practices, concepts, models and theories in actual practice settings or specific populations at risk.
      3. Gain knowledge about available evidence-based resources from the Registered Nurses’ Association and other health-care agencies to support practices for the prevention or management of clients at risk.

      Fees and Enrollment:

      Members - $165 + $21.45 HST = $186.45     Non-Member Fee - $220 + 28.60 HST = $248.60

      The fee for this webinar learning series includes:

      • One web/ phone connection for each learning session x 5 consecutive weeks
      • Back to Basics - Chronic Disease Management” webinar learning series Pre and Post Session worksheets for each Module(emailed electronically) to participants
      • Please note: The dial-in number for each call in the series is toll free.

      Register Now: http://rnao.ca/events/back-basics-chronic-disease-management

      For further information Email: Lauren Nickol, Event Planning and Marketing Coordinator at: lnickol@rnao.ca  or

      Call toll free: 1-800-268-7199 ext. 268 (Monday - Friday between 9am – 5pm)

       
    • May 27, 2014 RNAO presents a Webinar Learning Series: “Back... More

      Title: RNAO presents a Webinar Learning Series: “Back to Basics - Chronic Disease Management”

      Start: May 27, 2014 12:00 PM

      End: May 27, 2014 02:00 PM

      Description:

        Webinar Learning Series Begins:  Every Tuesday for 5 Weeks - May 6, 13, 20, 27, June 3  /  12:00 noon to 2:00 p.m. EST

      Why should you attend?

      If you as a health-care provider or your organization is looking to improve the use of evidence based practices to prevent and manage chronic disease, the Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario’s Webinar Learning Series “Back to Basics - Chronic Disease Management” is for you!

      Who Should Attend?

      • Any organization or health-care provider involved in the prevention or management of chronic diseases in populations at risk:
      • Primary Care, Acute, Long-Term and Community or Home Health Care settings;
      • All health-care professionals;
      • Leaders in any health-care setting- Managers, Directors, Professional Practice; or
      • Professionals involved in quality improvement and program evaluation.

      Learning Goals & Objectives - What will YOU Learn?

      1. Basic concepts, models and theories known to prevent and manage chronic diseases in populations
      2. Gain perspective and explore the use or application of these evidence-based practices, concepts, models and theories in actual practice settings or specific populations at risk.
      3. Gain knowledge about available evidence-based resources from the Registered Nurses’ Association and other health-care agencies to support practices for the prevention or management of clients at risk.

      Fees and Enrollment:

      Members - $165 + $21.45 HST = $186.45     Non-Member Fee - $220 + 28.60 HST = $248.60

      The fee for this webinar learning series includes:

      • One web/ phone connection for each learning session x 5 consecutive weeks
      • Back to Basics - Chronic Disease Management” webinar learning series Pre and Post Session worksheets for each Module(emailed electronically) to participants
      • Please note: The dial-in number for each call in the series is toll free.

      Register Now: http://rnao.ca/events/back-basics-chronic-disease-management

      For further information Email: Lauren Nickol, Event Planning and Marketing Coordinator at: lnickol@rnao.ca  or

      Call toll free: 1-800-268-7199 ext. 268 (Monday - Friday between 9am – 5pm)

       
    • Jun 2, 2014 9th Annual CHNC Conference More

      Title: 9th Annual CHNC Conference

      Start: Jun 2, 2014 09:00 AM

      End: Jun 4, 2014 05:00 PM

      Description:

      Location:  Ottawa, ON

      Join us at the 9th Annual CHNC Conference in Ottawa from on June 2 - 4, 2014. 

      Community Health Nurses of Canada (CHNC) is pleased to invite you to participate in the 9th National CHNC Conference in Ottawa, Ontario.

      This conference brings together individuals who have an interest in Community Health Nursing from practice, research, administration, policy and education. It is a forum to explore issues of mutual concern as well as exchange knowledge, share evidence and ideas, and generate solutions. Our goal is Advancing Community Health Nursing in Canada.

      Keynote speakers Barb Mildon and Micheal Villeneauve have been confirmed. Please be on the lookout as registration opens in February. Hope to see you in Ottawa!

      Did you know? The CHNC Conference qualifies for continuous learning hours for renewal of your CNA certification in Community Health Nursing by enhancing your existing knowledge, skills and expertise in Community Health Nursing.

      Registration is now open.  Click here to register!

      For more information about the conference, please visit the CHNC website.

       

    • Jun 3, 2014 RNAO presents a Webinar Learning Series: “Back... More

      Title: RNAO presents a Webinar Learning Series: “Back to Basics - Chronic Disease Management”

      Start: Jun 3, 2014 12:00 PM

      End: Jun 3, 2014 02:00 PM

      Description:

      Webinar Learning Series Begins:  Every Tuesday for 5 Weeks - May 6, 13, 20, 27, June 3  /  12:00 noon to 2:00 p.m. EST

      Why should you attend?

      If you as a health-care provider or your organization is looking to improve the use of evidence based practices to prevent and manage chronic disease, the Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario’s Webinar Learning Series “Back to Basics - Chronic Disease Management” is for you!

      Who Should Attend?

      • Any organization or health-care provider involved in the prevention or management of chronic diseases in populations at risk:
      • Primary Care, Acute, Long-Term and Community or Home Health Care settings;
      • All health-care professionals;
      • Leaders in any health-care setting- Managers, Directors, Professional Practice; or
      • Professionals involved in quality improvement and program evaluation.

      Learning Goals & Objectives - What will YOU Learn?

      1. Basic concepts, models and theories known to prevent and manage chronic diseases in populations
      2. Gain perspective and explore the use or application of these evidence-based practices, concepts, models and theories in actual practice settings or specific populations at risk.
      3. Gain knowledge about available evidence-based resources from the Registered Nurses’ Association and other health-care agencies to support practices for the prevention or management of clients at risk.

      Fees and Enrollment:

      Members - $165 + $21.45 HST = $186.45     Non-Member Fee - $220 + 28.60 HST = $248.60

      The fee for this webinar learning series includes:

      • One web/ phone connection for each learning session x 5 consecutive weeks
      • Back to Basics - Chronic Disease Management” webinar learning series Pre and Post Session worksheets for each Module(emailed electronically) to participants
      • Please note: The dial-in number for each call in the series is toll free.

      Register Now: http://rnao.ca/events/back-basics-chronic-disease-management

      For further information Email: Lauren Nickol, Event Planning and Marketing Coordinator at: lnickol@rnao.ca  or

      Call toll free: 1-800-268-7199 ext. 268 (Monday - Friday between 9am – 5pm)

       
    • Jun 4, 2014 Public Health and Primary Health Care Joint... More

      Title: Public Health and Primary Health Care Joint Conference 2014

      Start: Jun 4, 2014 09:00 AM

      End: Jun 5, 2014 05:00 PM

      Description:

      Location:

      Sheraton Parkway Toronto North Hotel
      600 Highway 7 East
      Richmond Hill, ON
      www.PreventMoreToTreatLess.ca

      For the first time, Public Health and Primary Health Care will be hosting a joint conference focused on the shared vision of promoting the best possible health and wellbeing for everyone living in Ontario.

      This ground breaking conference will take place June 4 & 5, 2014 at the Sheraton Parkway Toronto North. It will include inspiring presentations, panel discussions, learning and networking sessions that will enable representatives from both sectors to learn from each other and share best collaborative practices on shared priorities.

      The conference has three overarching themes:

      • Best Practices for Keeping People Healthy,
      • Working Upstream to Promote Community Health and Wellbeing, and
      • Increasing the effectiveness and sustainability of partnerships between the Primary Health Care and Public Health sectors.

      There will also be a special focus on the provincial Action Plan for Health Care and the Public Health Sector's new strategic plan Make No Little Plans and will explore immediate opportunities for collaboration in order to prevent more so we can treat less.

      This conference is presented by the Association of Local Public Health Agencies (alPHa) and the Association of Ontario Health Centres (AOHC) together with; the Ontario Public Health Association, Association of Family Health Teams of Ontario, Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario, Ontario College of Family Physicians, Association of Ontario Midwives and Health Nexus.  Public Health Ontario and the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care are also contributing. 

      With so many partners involved, we anticipate a larger number and wider range of learning sessions, plenaries and opportunities for knowledge mobilization than ever and we are very excited to invite you to be a part of it.

      Please visit: preventmoretotreatless.ca to see the Call for Participation details on the themes and sub-themes, the types of sessions, and the criteria that will be used to evaluate the submissions. 

      Coming soon! The online submission form will be open in the new year and we will send out a notification when it is live. In the meantime, please start brainstorming your presentations and reaching out to potential co-presenters.

       

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