The Fall Forum is the OPHA’s premier event of the year and serves as a key knowledge exchange and networking opportunity around Ontario’s most important emerging public health issues.
2015 Fall Forum Program
OPHA's 2015 Forum theme is A Strong Voice.
Public health continues to be a leading and important voice for protecting and promoting the health of Ontarians. However, there are other voices striving for the attention of policy makers and the public. Public health's goal of creating health-promoting environmental and social conditions through public policy is not universally shared. Furthermore, public confusion about health persists as a growing number of voices spread conflicting messages that directly undermine the public's health. Among so many voices, how can public health continue to be a strong voice for healthy public policy? How can public health more effectively engage the wider society and build public support for public health issues? We will explore the answers to these questions at this year's Forum.
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Forum learning objectives
At this year's Forum, participants will:
Explore how to address challenges to public health advocacy
Discuss how to work collaboratively across sectors on public health advocacy initiatives
Explore how public health can effectively lead social change and build public support for public health issues
Learn from the experiences of local, provincial, and national public health advocacy initiatives
Addressing current challenges to public health advocacy
Lessons from successes and failures
The role of evidence in advocacy
Advancing health priorities in non-health sectors
Addressing negative media
Addressing public distrust and misperceptions of science
And much more!
Robert Solomon LLB LLM, Distinguished University Professor, Faculty of Law, Western University; National Director of Legal Policy, Mothers Against Drunk Driving
Ritika Goel, MD, MPH, Family Physician, Inner City Family Health Team
Larry Wallack, PhD, Professor of Public Health, Portland State University; Senior Fellow, Berkely Media Studies Group
Steve Ladurantaye, Twitter Canada
Carol Clavier, PhD, Professor, Universite du Quebec a Montreal
Katie Gibbs, PhD, Executive Director, Evidence for Democracy
And many more!
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Past Fall Forum programs
2014 Final Program
2013 Final Program
2012 Final Program
2011 Final Program
2010 Final Program