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  • Up-to-date clinical information
  • Trends in the medical community
  • Surveillance data
  • Platform to promote primary care events
  • Review of community programs / services to benefit your patients
Past IssueTopics
May, 2024
  • In This Issue - May 2024
  • Nicotine Pouch Risks: Insights for Healthcare Providers
  • 2024 Blacklegged Tick Established Risk Areas Map and Lyme Disease Clinical Guidance Resources
  • Lyme diseases clinical guidance resources 
  • Mental Health Week 2024: The Importance of Compassion and Self-Compassion
  • Immunization Record Review for 2023-2024 is Over
  • Respiratory Surveillance
  • Surveillance Update: Influenza Activity is Lower
April, 2024
  • In This Issue - April 2024
  • Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza H5N1 Updates
  • Opioid and Safer Supply Resources for Health Care Professionals
  • Navigating addiction programs and services in Niagara
  • Respiratory Surveillance
  • Surveillance Update: Influenza Activity is Lower
  • Tick Submissions in Niagara
  • World Hand Hygiene Day 2024
  • Celebrating Doctors Day and Nurses Week
  • Opioid Use in Primary Care Virtual Conference
  •  LEAP Long-Term Care
  • Canadian Serious Illness Conversation
  • Ask the Expert: Workshop on Schizophrenia
March, 2024
  • In This Issue - March 2024
  • Measles Update and Resources
  • Resources:
  • Oral Health Month: Feeding and Early Childhood Caries
  • UPDATE: Vaccine Preventable Disease (VPD) Program
  • Health care provider action:
  • Practical Guide to STI risk assessment for Clinicians
  • Practical tips:
  • CBT Postpartum Depression Program for Parents in Niagara
  • Respiratory Surveillance
  • Surveillance Update: Influenza Activity is Lower
  • 2023 - 2024 Respiratory Season
  • FREE TRAINING: Breastfeeding - Making a Difference (Level 1)
  • Training Highlights:
  • Reproductive and perinatal mental illness: An introduction for health care professionals
  • Learning Objectives:
February, 2024
  • In This Issue - February 2024
  • World TB Day and TB-Up Program
  • Ontario's COVID-19 Vaccine Medical Exemption Form Discontinued
  • Maternal Mental Health CME Now Available
  • Learning Objectives
  • Keynote Speakers
  • More Information
  • Respiratory Surveillance
  • Surveillance Update: Influenza Activity is Lower
  • 2023 - 2024 Respiratory Season
  • FREE TRAINING: Breastfeeding - Making a Difference (Level 1)
  • Training Highlights:
  • Registration: 
  • Mini Expo: Enhancing Healthcare through Community Paramedicine
January, 2024
  • In This Issue - January 2024
  • Join the Emergent Literacy Program
  • Prepare For Your Upcoming Fridge Inspection
  • 9-8-8 Suicide Crisis Helpline
  • Palliative Care Virtual Monitoring Program
  • Program Outcomes
  • Eligibility
  • Referral
  • More Information
  • Respiratory Surveillance
  • Surveillance Update: Influenza Activity is Lower
  • 2023 - 2024 Respiratory Season
  • UPCOMING CME: Reserve your spot SOON!
  • Niagara Region Public Health Rounds: Focus on Maternal Mental Health and Adverse Childhood Experiences
  • Keynote speakers:
  • 27th Annual Cardiology Day: Niagara Health Hospital and Regional Rounds
  • Keynote speakers:
  • Learning Objectives
  • Register
  • Medical Advisories and Memos
January, 2024
  • SPECIAL EDITION
  • UPCOMING CME: Niagara Region Public Health Rounds: Focus on Maternal Mental Health and Adverse Childhood Experiences
  • Keynote peakers:
  • Learning Objectives
  • Register
December, 2023
  • In This Issue - December 2023
  • Updated Botulism Guide for Health Care Professionals
  • More Information
  • Reversing Vaccination Coverage Setbacks: Is it Working?
  • Health Care Provider Action
  • Welcome New Niagara Physicians! 
  • Family Physicians
  • Niagara Health
  • West Lincoln Memorial Hospital
  • More Information
  • Respiratory Surveillance
  • Surveillance Update: Influenza Activity is Higher
  • 2023 - 2024 Respiratory Season
  • UPCOMING CME: Niagara Region Public Health Rounds: Focus on Maternal Mental Health and Adverse Childhood Experiences
  • Keynote peakers:
  • Learning Objectives
  • Register
  •  
  • WEBINAR RECORDING: Caring for Persons on Methadone in Primary Care - Toward Safer, More Inclusive Care
  • Who is this workshop for?
  • Learning Objectives
  • View the Recording
  • Medical Advisories and Memos
November, 2023
  • In This Issue - November 2023
  • UPDATE: PCAL Recruitment is Open for 2024!
  • UPDATE: 2023 - 2024 Record Review Has Begun
  • UPDATE: Change in Niagara Region's Homeless Status Form
  • UPDATE: STOP on the Net Program
  • UPDATE: New Options for Comprehensive Cognitive Assessment - Niagara's Primary Care Memory Clinics
  • REVIEW: Respiratory Surveillance
  • REVIEW: Reminders on Respiratory Illness Prevention and Control
  • REVIEW: Key Research Findings on Cannabis and Mental Health
  • Free Online Suicide Prevention Modules for Healthcare Professionals
  • MEDICAL ADVISORIES AND MEMOS
October, 2023
  • In This Issue - October 2023
  • UPDATE: PCAL Recruitment is Open for 2024!
  • UPDATE: 2023 / 2024 Influenza Immunization Program
  • UPDATE: Respiratory Surveillance
  • UPDATE: Health Canada Safety Review: Domperidone and Risk of Psychiatric Withdrawal Events
  • REVIEW: Antiviral Medication for the 2023-2024 Respiratory Season
  • REVIEW: Centre de santé Communautaire - Caring for my COPD - Welland Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program
  • REVIEW: Opioid and Safer Supply Resources
  • REVIEW: National Breastfeeding Week
  • FREE TRAINING: Breastfeeding "Making a Difference" Level 2 - Last Chance to Register!
  • MEDICAL ADVISORIES AND MEMOS
September, 2023
  • In This Issue - August 2023
  • UPDATE: Resources For Patients Who Have Attempted Suicide
  • UPDATE: Public Health and Emergency Services Open House and Alcohol CME
  • UPDATE: Distribution of Rapid Antigen Tests in Ontario under the Provincial Antigen Screening Program
  • UPDATE: Keeping Your Patients Healthy this Respiratory Season
  • REVIEW: Rabies Risk and Reporting
  • REVIEW: Healthy Babies Healthy Children
  • REVIEW: National Infection Control Week
  • Coming October 16 - 20 
  • FREE TRAINING: Breastfeeding "Making a Difference" Level 2
  • MEDICAL ADVISORIES AND MEMOS
September, 2023
  • In This Issue - SPECIAL EDITION 
  • DEADLINE TO REGISTER IS TOMORROW!
  • CME OPPORTUNITY: Niagara Region Public Health Rounds - Focus on Alcohol and Health + Public Health Open House
August, 2023
  • In This Issue - August 2023
  • UPDATE: Smoking Referral Form for Primary Care
  • UPDATE: Niagara Priority Profiles
  • UPDATE: Referring Patients to Public Health for MPox Vaccination
  • UPDATE: Bring the Early Words Program to Your Practice
  • REVIEW: World Suicide Prevention Day
  • REVIEW: Birth Control and Education Opportunities
  • CME OPPORTUNITY: Niagara Region Public Health Rounds - Focus on Alcohol and Health + Public Health Open House
  • PRACTITIONER'S TOWN HALL: Palliative Care
  • FREE TRAINING: Breastfeeding "Making a Difference" Level 2
  • MEDICAL ADVISORIES AND MEMOS
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