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February 23, 2012 Take part in Nova Scotia DTFP webinar!

EENet invites you to attend a FREE one-hour virtual knowledge exchange session via telephone and webinar to explore what the Nova Scotia Drug Treatment Funding Program (DTFP) is doing to enhance its substance abuse treatment system.

February 23, 2012 Preventing depression in young people

When it comes to depression, children and adolescents make up a vulnerable population in Ontario – a key focus of EENet. The network has been profiling recent systematic reviews that address its priorities. One such review, led by researchers in New Zealand and Australia, notes that depression is common and has a major impact on the lives of young people.

February 23, 2012 A Community Healing

“It belongs to you,” Jacques Huot told members of Toronto’s Aboriginal community on the evening of January 27 at Anishnawbe Health Toronto (AHT). They had gathered to hear findings from the “Urban Aboriginal Diabetes Research Project Report,” led by AHT with researchers Dr. Lynn Lavallée and Dr. Heather Howard, and commissioned by the Toronto Central Local Health Integration Network (LHIN). The project involved 138 participants in 276 separate activities. This was research that was “owned by the community” and “driven by the community,” as Huot, President of the Board of AHT, observed.

February 23, 2012 Research Snapshot: What are young bloggers saying about mental health?

The widespread use of Internet blogs has created a unique space for hearing from young people. Few studies, however, have looked at these blogs to gain a better picture of the experiences of young people with mental health problems – until now.

February 9, 2012 Paula Goering Award now accepting applications

The Paula Goering Collaborative Research and Knowledge Translation Award recognizes an innovative researcher- decision-maker collaborative research project for Integrated Knowledge Translation in the area of mental health and addictions. The $2,000 award is named in recognition of Dr. Paula Goering’s wide-ranging and significant contributions to the field of mental health services research in Canada and internationally, including advancements in the field of knowledge translation.

 

 

February 9, 2012 Still time to register for Alberta DTFP webinar!

EENet invites you to attend a FREE one-hour virtual knowledge exchange session via telephone and webinar to explore what the Alberta Drug Treatment Funding Program (DTFP) is doing to enhance its substance abuse treatment system. This webinar is the second in a series that will connect stakeholders across provinces and territories as we work towards the shared goal of improving our substance abuse treatment systems. Join speakers Michele Rowan, the Provincial Coordinator for DTFP in Alberta, and Lindsey Howard, the evaluator for Alberta’s DTFP – both based out of Alberta Health Services – on Thursday, February 23, 2012, 1pm to 2pm EST.

To learn more about this event, visit www.evidenceexchangenetworkproject.wordpress.com.

February 9, 2012 Housing the homeless and improving health

Being homeless has an impact on a person’s health. People who are homeless or marginally housed have less access to health care and poorer health outcomes than those who live in stable housing.

February 9, 2012 Reducing stigma – one story at a time

When we think about the sort of evidence that informs our policies and practices, we often picture a study that has appeared in a peer-reviewed journal. But lived experience is another crucial kind of evidence that needs to be integrated into our thinking. The personal narratives of people experiencing problematic substance use, addiction, or mental health challenges can be a vital source of knowledge – and can help reduce stigma.

February 9, 2012 Research Snapshot: Half of homeless men are not receiving enough mental health support

The risk of homelessness is 10 to 20 times higher for people with mental illness than for the general population. What’s more, homeless people with mental illness often do not receive support or services.

February 9, 2012 Human Rights Legal Support Centre releases 2009-2010 annual report

The Human Rights Legal Support Centre (HRLSC) has just released their annual report for 2009-2010. Mandated to provide legal services to people who have experienced discrimination and who want to take legal steps to address the discrimination by filing an application to the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario (HRTO), HRLSC offers legal information on its website and legal information and advice by phone, and provides ongoing legal services to applicants before the HRTO. This includes representation at all stages of the human rights process: before an application is filed; before mediation; and before the hearing.