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Prevent More to Treat Less | Public Health and Primary Health Care Together.

For the first time, Public Health and Primary Health Care will be hosting a joint conference focused on the shared vision of promoting the best possible health and wellbeing for everyone living in Ontario.

This ground breaking conference will take place June 4 & 5, 2014 at the Sheraton Parkway Toronto North.  It will include inspiring presentations, panel discussions, learning and networking sessions that will enable representatives from both sectors to learn from each other and share best collaborative practices on shared priorities.

The conference is presented by the Association of Local Public Health Agencies (alPHa) and the Association of Ontario Health Centres (AOHC) together with; the Ontario Public Health Association, Association of Family Health Teams of Ontario, Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario, Ontario College of Family Physicians, Association of Ontario Midwives and Health Nexus.  Public Health Ontario and the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care are also contributing. 

With so many partners involved, we anticipate a larger number and wider range of learning sessions, plenaries and opportunties for knowledge mobilization than ever and we are very excited to invite you to be a part of it.

Over 900 delegates are predicted to attend, the majority of which will be board members, executive directors, medical officers of health and staff from Public Health Units and Primary Health Care organizations all over Ontario. 

The conference has three overarching themes:

  • Best Practices for Keeping People Healthy,
  • Working Upstream to Promote Community Health and Wellbeing, and
  • Increasing the effectiveness and sustainability of partnerships between the practitioners in the Primary Health Care and Public Health sectors.

The conference will also have a special focus on the provincial Action Plan for Health Care and the Public Health Sector’s new strategic plan Make No Little Plans and will explore immediate opportunities for collaboration in order to prevent more so we can treat less.

For more information:

For questions regarding:

Submission of learning session proposal - Karen Reece,, 416-595-0006 ext. 24

Online registration – Karen Reece,,416-595-0006 ext. 24

Sponsorship and exhibits - Joyce Morocco,,905-351-1757


Thursday, December 12, 2013