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Recent Articles (April 2021)

First Words Preschool Speech Language Program: New Resources to Connect Families During COVID-19

  • The First Words Communication Checkup (FWCCU) is an effective early intervention strategy to address developmental concerns.  Parents and legal guardians living in Ottawa and Renfrew County can screen their children’s (ages 6 months to 48 months) communication skills and make a referral.
  • First Words has new resources and materials to help families “Unplug to Talk & Read” and to “Use Screens Less. Connect With Your Child”.

View "First Words Preschool Speech Language Program: New Resources to Connect Families During COVID-19"

Recent Public Health Alerts Issued for Health Care Professionals by OPH

Educational Opportunities

Information on Covaxon Training For Primary Care Practices and Local Vaccination Efforts

  • OntarioMD is offering training for primary care practices that have been identified by their local public health unit to administer COVID19 vaccinations.
  • Upcoming training sessions and recordings of past training sessions can be found here.

Public Health Ontario’s COVID-19 Vaccine Page: Featuring Up-To-Date Resources, Expertise and Data

  • The April issue of PHO Connections highlights a variety of COVID-19 resources that are available on their website. Find information:
    • About COVID-19 Vaccines
    • Vaccine Safety and Effectiveness
    • Data and Surveillance
    • Training webinars

2021 Update in Geriatrics for Primary Care: University of Ottawa CPD

  • Friday May 7th, 2021 full day conference.
  • 5.75 Mainpro+ credits | 5.75 RCPSC hours
  • Register for the virtual conference; see full program here

Ottawa Hospital's Bi-Annual HIV Refresher: Free Webinar

  • May 10th 2021, 17:00-20:00. All sessions are in Eastern Time (ET).
  • This three-hour event consists of 3 presentations tailored towards family physicians, pharmacists and nurses.
  • There is no registration fee to attend this webinar. Register Here. Program details.


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