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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 17, 2014 Health Promotion Seminar - Canadian Community Health... More

      Title: Health Promotion Seminar - Canadian Community Health Nursing Professional Practice Model: Using It in Practice

      Start: Apr 17, 2014 12:00 PM

      End: Apr 17, 2014 01:00 PM

      Description:

      Thursday April 17, 2014

      12 noon – 1:00 pm EST

      SEMINAR OBJECTIVES:

      By the end of this seminar participants will:

      1. Define a professional practice model.
      2. Describe the context and development of the professional practice model.
      3. Explain the Canadian Community Health Nursing Professional Practice Model.
      4. Describe the application of the model.

      PRESENTER:

      Ruth Schofield, RN, BScN, MSc(T),  has been an Assistant Professor for 14 years in undergraduate community health nursing education. Ruth has over 23 years of public health nursing practice and administration. Her research is in community health nursing, nursing education, mental health and housing and includes a number of peer-review publications.  Ruth has held various professional nursing leadership roles including, President of Community Health Nurses of Canada and Community Health Nurses’ Initiatives Group of the Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario (RNAO), as well as, committee chair for the revisions of the Canadian community health nursing standards of practice (2011), the development of the professional practice model visual (2013), and the development of the public health nursing discipline specific competences (2009) and home health nursing competences (2010).

      See April 2014 Health Promotion Seminar Poster.

      See Canadian Community Health Nursing Professional Practice Model.

       

       

    • 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)

       

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