Chair Symposium 2009
Invitees: Researchers, decision makers, and program planners working in the field of public health and specifically focused on Multiple Intervention Programming (MIPs).
The objectives of this symposium were to explore:
The challenges inherent in developing accountability, governance, and other structural components essential for integration;
The critical processes required for successful integration; and
The ethical foundations for an equity-oriented approach to integration.
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Strengthening Nurses’ Capacity in
HIV Policy Development in Sub-Saharan Africa and the Caribbean
Nancy Edwards and Susan Roelofs went to The
Great Lakes University of Kisumu in Kenya for two week to train Research assistants from
Kenya, Uganda and South Africa.
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Dr. Benita Cohen is an assistant
professor at the University of Manitoba with the faculty of nursing.
Her doctoral research explored capacity for population health promotion
in several of Manitoba’s regional health authorities. Benita’s overall
research program is focused on building the capacity of the Public
Health sector to reduce social inequities in health. Current research activities include exploring the role of public health nurses in
addressing child and family poverty, and the role of Public Health
advocacy related to social justice and equity. Her post-doctoral
program will involve continued work in these areas.
Colleen MacLean Davison is
originally from Washabuck, Nova Scotia, Canada and is currently
a CIHR Global Health Research Post Doctoral Fellow and Pierre
Elliott Trudeau Scholar at the Institute of Population Health,
University of Ottawa. She
obtained a PhD in Population Health from the Department of Community
Health Sciences, University of Calgary, a Masters of Public Health
from the University of Glasgow, Scotland and undergraduate degrees
in Natural Science, Outdoor Recreation and Education from Lakehead
University in Thunder Bay, Ontario. In her post-doctoral
work, Dr. Davison is undertaking a parallel systematic and realist
review to examine the effectiveness and equity of environmental
interventions aimed at influencing adolescent health behaviours.
She is equally comfortable using qualitative or quantitative methods
and has broad interests in social epidemiology and the social determinants
of health, health promoting environments, indigenous and global
health, the concept of social justice in the public health arena,
and the use of critical ethnography in health research.
Dr. Christine Kurtz-Landy is an assistant professor
in the school of nursing at McMaster University. Christine is a
CHSRF postdoctoral fellow and she will conduct her postdoctoral
award with her supervisors Harriet MacMillan (McMaster University)
and Nancy Edwards (University of Ottawa). Dr. Kurtz Landy's decision-maker
partners will be Debbie Sheehan from Public Health Services, City
of Hamilton, and Vasanthi Srinivasan from the Ontario Ministry
of Health and Long-Term Care. Her program will focus on the development
and testing of community-based interventions to prevent intimate
Pictures from the CPHAconference at The Westin
Ottawa / Ottawa Congress Centre in Ottawa, Ontario -September 16-19,