CHNET-Works! is a project of the Population Health Improvement Research Network at the University of Ottawa.
It is a network of networks linking researchers, decision-makers and practitioners in population health and stakeholder sectors from across Canada. CHNET-Works! hosts weekly fireside chats (webinars) sharing leading edge research and application, supporting discussions and actions on pressing population health issues. Participants join in these free pan-Canadian discussions via telephone and internet - no registration fees, no transportation costs, no greenhouse gasses.
A Backup PowerPoint presentation is available for participants to
download as of the day of the Fireside Chat - and available thereafter.
September 2012: We're celebrating milestones!
CHNET-Works! has hosted over 300 Fireside Chats since January 2006 on a variety of population health issues. All are a result of partnering with organizations - large and small.
There are now over 12,500 individuals on our contact list.
Many Fireside Chats now have well over 100 participants.
Over 50% of CHNET-works! participants have attended 2 or more Fireside Chats. Many have attended 30+!
Here is a recent quote from a participant:
"I felt at ease in truly listening, and not having to be concerned about the technological 'what if's". Being technologically challeneged, I am usually pre-‐ occupied during webinars with the 'what if's". But this webinar was the most organized event I'm pretty certain that I've participated in for years+++"
Current priority population health improvement issues for discussions are:
Social determinants of health.
Other population health improvement issues are included in discussions as they emerge and per our work with population health partners.
IFireside chats are the result of working in partnership with local, provincial, territorial and national researchers, practitioners, policy makers and organizations. More information: 'Partner with us'
CHNET-Works! encourages you to speak up about Climate Change/Environment and Health.
Send your letters of concern about Climate Change (Environment) and Health to federal political leaders:http://www.parl.gc.ca/common/SenatorsMembers_House.asp?Language=E&Sect=hoccur
Comments from Fireside Chat Participants:
"Thanks so much for these Fireside Chats - such an excellent opportunity to listen to some of best and brightest thinkers!"
'It has been so encouraging to have watched the growth of CHNET-Works over the years. It is now a real force for change in the public health community."
"I have so enjoyed these webinars and of all the webinars in which I participate, these are by far the best organized ones . . . you should be extremely proud of the work that you do in maintaining such a high quality."
"With the tight economic times, sessions such as the CHNET-Works! Fireside Chats give communities a chance to participate in a larger arena without the cost of travel. "
"Keep up the great work bringing people across Canada together. I've enjoyed several Fireside Chats!"
"The Fireside Chats are great and well worth the time. It is a quick and easy way to get caught up with the world of public health. Thank you,"
"I ended up with 20 - 30 colleagues joining me! Everyone was very positive about it and got something out of it. We were physios, OT's, nurses and a dietitian. Included in these professionals were many of my Falls Prevention Program team members. Thank you very much"
"Most people certainly wouldn't give the individual attention you do to these type of e-mail questions"