We have now finished our three documents on not-for-profit organizations and the public health sector, and will be focusing on workshops in the coming months.
||As we have described in earlier updates, this project involved working with five not-for-profit organizations whose work involved policy-influencing practices relating to the determinants of health. From that work, the Centre has produced three documents focusing on different aspects of the relationships between the public health sector and not-for-profits.|
The first document, now available, compares how one not-for-profit and one regional health authority conceptually « frame » the landscape within the low-income urban communities they serve (Published in June 2011).
Framing the Core: Health Inequalities and Poverty in Saskatoon's Low-Income Neighbourhoods.
The second document discusses a partnership between a regional health authority and a not-for-profit providing low-threshold services (Published in July 2011).
Exemplary partnerships for low threshold services: The Portland Hotel Society and Vancouver Coastal Health.
The third document presents the way in which not-for-profits integrate health knowledge into their projects (Published in January 2012).
The Use of Health Knowledge by Not-for-profit Organizations: Taking a Look at Their Policy-influencing Practices.
The Centre has developed a series of workshops for 2012. .
Val Morrison has been invited to lead workshops, in Canada and abroad, focusing on problem framing; these have not been finalized. We will post more details as they become available.
For an overview of a previous workshop the NCCHPP did on problem framing, click here.
You can find out about Problem Framing and other workshops we are offering by clicking here.
We are also interested in hearing from the public health sector about successful partnerships with the not-for-profit sector, as well as challenges that have been encountered. If you have examples to share or if you are interested in developing a workshop with us, please contact email@example.com .
This image was produced using the website wordle.net, and text from our document:The Use of Health Knowledge by Not-for-profit Organizations: Taking a Look at Their Policy-influencing Practices.