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Framing the Core: Health Inequalities and Poverty in Saskatoon's Low-income Neighbourhoods
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Exemplary Partnerships for Low-threshold Services: The PHS Community Services Society and Vancouver Coastal Health
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Annotated Bibliography: Not-for-profit-Organizations
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Links
Organizations
The Canadian CED Network. A national organization supporting community economic development.
 
Vibrant communities. Linking communities across Canada to reduce poverty.

COCo - Centre for Community Organizations. A resource centre for Québec's community sector.

Réseau québécois de villes et villages en santé [Quebec network of healthy cities and towns.] A Québec movement that seeks to promote and support sustainable development of healthy living environments. In French only.

Le Réseau d'aide aux personnes seules et itinérantes de Montréal [a Montréal network to help homeless persons which also focuses on social and economic exclusion more broadly.] In French only.

Articles and books
Lasker, R.D. and E.S. Weiss (2003). Creating partnership synergy : the critical role of community stakeholders. Journal of Health and Human Services Administration, 26 ( 1), 119-39. Abstract available on the PubMed site.

Salamon, L. M. (ed). (2002). The State of Nonprofit America. USA : Brookings Institution Press. Read a summary on the site of Brookings Institution Press.

Contact
François Gagnon

Val Morrison

 

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.
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  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.


Publications
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.
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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.
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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.
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Workshops
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 val.morrison@inspq.qc.ca .



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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.


Issues relating to partnerships between not-for-profit organizations and the public health sector. The project with not-for-profit organizations led by Francois Gagnon and Val Morrison has resulted in – and continues to give rise to – several workshops and presentations.
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News about an upcoming series of short documents which describe different issues involving not-for-profit and public health partnerships.
The production of the NCCHPP website has been made possible through a financial contribution from the Public Health Agency of Canada.