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The Association of Public Health Epidemiologists in Ontario (APHEO) is a professional organization of approximately 100 full members who practice epidemiology in Ontario's public health units, as well as more than 200 affiliate members. APHEO’s mission is to advance and promote the discipline and professional practice of epidemiology in Ontario public health units. APHEO develops core indicators of public health, advocates for public health epidemiology, provides networking opportunities, and facilitates information exchange among its members.

To help provide health professionals and their patients with the necessary skills to promote shared decision-making throughout the healthcare continuum.
To act as a premier training and support center and to be a cutting-edge implementation research group that helps healthcare professionals, both across Canada and from abroad, to improve their knowledge and to implement shared decision-making in a clinical setting.
• To identify primary healthcare professionals needs in order to promote strategies that encourage patients to participate in decision-making. In other words, to foster shared decision-making.
• To assess the impact of shared decision-making on healthcare professionals and on patients.
• Professional integrity and ethics
• Excellence and continuous improvement
• Innovation and creativity
• Rigour
• Respect
Research relevance
This research is expected to harmonize patients' expectations with respect to professional practices within the Canadian healthcare system using the best knowledge and evidence available to improve patient safety

CAPHD is a non-profit, voluntary organization that represents Dental Public Health Specialists and Community Oral Health Professionals from across Canada. We strive to improve the oral health of Canadians through advocacy for, and the advancement of, dental public health.

The Canadian Cochrane Centre (CCC) is one of 14 independent, not-for-profit Centres of The Cochrane Collaboration worldwide. Located at the Centre for Practice-Changing Research at The Ottawa Hospital - General Campus, we support over 2,780 members to promote The Collaboration, The Cochrane Library and evidence-based health care. We collaborate with health professional organizations, health researchers, health technology assessment groups, universities, government agencies and consumer associations to achieve this goal.

As the central contact for The Collaboration within Canada, we:
Develop organizational partnerships,
Facilitate national and international linkages,
Coordinate training activities across Canada,
Promote awareness, access and use of Cochrane Reviews.

The CCC is located at the Institute for Population Health at the University of Ottawa. We support the activities of over 2,067 members of The Cochrane Collaboration in Canada to promote the Collaboration, The Cochrane Library and evidence-based health care in Canada. We collaborate with health professional organizations, health researchers, health technology assessment groups, national consumer associations, governments and other interested groups in order to achieve this goal.

Acting as the central contact point for the Collaboration within Canada, Centre staff aim to:

•Develop relationships with partner organizations in Canada,
•Facilitate national and international linkages,
•Coordinate training activities across Canada, and
•Promote awareness, access and use of Cochrane reviews.

We have a partnership of representatives from Canadian universities, health professional organizations, government agencies and consumer groups; essentially the membership of Cochrane located in Canada.

CHLNet is a not-for-profit, Value Network comprised of over 30 health organizations across the country. The network facilitates or brokers joint work among and between its growing number of Network Partners. This joint work cuts across the health disciplines and across the lifecycle of leaders. CHLNet believes that leadership is a life-long pursuit and is Canada-wide. It is through this joint work that CHLNet produces a unique value add to the growing number of individual leadership initiatives across Canada.

The Canadian Public Health Association (CPHA) is the national, independent, not-for-profit, voluntary association representing public health in Canada. CPHA’s members believe in universal and equitable access to the basic conditions which are necessary to achieve health for all Canadians.

"An evolving infrastructure and networking venue that uses innovative information technology to support discussions and actions on pressing community health issues CHNet Works is hosted by the Community Health Research Unit at the University of Ottawa."

The Community Health Nurses of Canada (CHNC) is a voluntary association of 2000 community health nurses (primarily public health and home health nurses) and provides a unified national voice to represent and promote community health nursing and the health of communities. The CHNC Board of Directors has representatives from each province and territory.
• provides a forum for community health nurses across Canada to share issues of mutual concern and to communicate through meetings and national publications
• monitors trends and issues in community health nursing and identifies and responds to issues of interest and concern.
• identifies and responds to issues of interest and concern which affect all community health nurses across Canada.
• is a leader in the development of discipline-specific standards of practice, core competencies, and a community health nursing certification process

A diverse community of practitioners that has gathered to share knowledge and build a practice around our passion for and belief in the potential of communities of practice as a vehicle for positive organizational and world change.

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