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Workshop - Population mental health: what are the needs for a comprehensive public health practice? - CDPAC 2014
Pascale Mantoura from the NCCHPP offered a 90-minute workshop on April 10, 2014 at the Chronic Disease Prevention Alliance of Canada (CDPAC) conference, held from April 8 to 11, 2014.
March 2014.  Description. Download  2.15 MB

Mental health is an essential component of health. Less than optimal mental health is deeply linked to chronic diseases. The promotion of Population Mental Health (PMH) is associated with increased well being in many Canadian policy/strategy documents. PMH implies that there is no health without mental health; that mental health is a public health priority in which physical health and mental health are intertwined. As such, PMH is a concern for all public health practitioners.

The objective of this workshop was to present a framework for PMH in public health and better understand the practice needs of public health practitioners in relation to such a framework.

In addition, the goal was to help participants to:
• become familiar with the concept of PMH and describe its components,
• analyze links between their practice and PMH objectives/strategies, and
• identify needs to improve action on PMH within their practice settings.

This workshop thus targeted public health practitioners at varying levels of practice who are concerned by the potential links between their practice and PMH. 
No prior knowledge of mental health was necessary.

The workshop took place at the Delta Ottawa City Centre on April 10, 2014 during the the Chronic Disease Prevention Alliance of Canada (CDPAC) conference.

Population mental health: What are the needs for a comprehensive public health practice?
47 slides
 2.15 MB 
Image - first page of the presentation - click to download 

To access the conference's program, click here.

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