Events & Training

What has COVID-19 taught us about improvement?

Monday 12 July 10:00-11:00 MT
Healthcare Excellence Canada
The pandemic has provided a critical test of improvement’s role in supporting positive change in health and care. As improvers take the opportunity to reflect on the last 12 months, we’re sharing lessons and insights from thousands of people working to improve healthcare in the UK during this period of change. This webinar will draw on the on recently published report – The role of improvement during the response to COVID-19.

KT Connects – Overcoming five anxieties in population health knowledge translation (KT) literature

Friday 25 June 13:00 MT
Join Dr. Paul Kershaw to explore challenges and opportunities related to knowledge mobilization initiatives designed to influence the social determinants of health. Dr. Kershaw is a HELP faculty member, director of the UBC MPH Program, associate professor in the UBC School of Population and Public Health, and founder of Generation Squeeze — an award-winning, policy-influencing, massive open online KT initiative for social determinants of health research related to the generations raising young children.

During the session, Dr. Kershaw will introduce participants to five anxieties commonly found in literature about KT in population health. He will feature interdisciplinary insights about KT needed to enact change in complex systems that draw from thinking about power, thinking like a movement, and thinking like a marketer. Learnings from the sessions will draw on real world examples from the KT activities of Generation Squeeze and HELP, which aim to create the optimal conditions for families raising young children and reduce inequalities in early child development in BC.

CFN: Frailty Assessment, Mitigation, and Prevention

Available on demand
This module will provide an introduction to frailty, teach you about frailty assessments and why they are important, and give strategies for how frailty can be prevented or mitigated.

Update of Canadian Guidelines on the Prevention, Assessment and Treatment of Depression among Older Adults

Tuesday 29 June 10:00 MT
Canadian Coalition for Seniors’ Mental Health
The goal of this webinar is to provide learners with details of the recently released update of the Canadian Coalition for Seniors Mental Health (CCSMH) Guidelines on Depression. The new version includes a section on prevention as well as updates on assessment and treatment. The presentation will highlight new recommendations and major modifications.

Framing Priorities for Advancing Health Equity Through Implementation Science

Wednesday 30 June 12:00-13:30 MT
Cancer prevention and control interventions have not been equitably implemented or delivered. Implementation science could be leveraged to improve translation of knowledge into practice and uptake of evidence-based interventions in structurally disadvantaged populations. Advancement in this space requires defining health equity, understanding key components of equity frameworks and their intersection with implementation research, and the integration of community and practitioner stakeholder perspectives, and pathways for increasing diversity in the field. This session is the first of a three-part series designed to explore opportunities for implementation science in advancing equity and to reflect on how transdisciplinary approaches can contribute to reducing inequalities in cancer control and health outcomes. This initial webinar will lay the groundwork for the series and each session will highlight speakers who work in population health, implementation science, health equity, and health disparities across prevention and treatment contexts.