A New Health Promotion Seminar Series

February 9, 2016 |

 Vulnerable Adults and Seniors Team: Who We Are

 The Health Promotion Seminar Series is a collaborative effort between the Community Health Nurses’ Initiatives Group (CHNIG) and de Souza Institute. The seminars offer an opportunity for professional development to nurses working in all domains of practice: community or acute care. Topics are focused on current issues, and provide a means for knowledge transfer, discussion, and resources to apply to practice.

The seminars are free of charge and open to all nurses. Past presentations were very successful and covered the topics of Smoking Cessation, the Aging at Home Strategy, Chronic Disease Prevention, Cultural Safety, Primary Health Care, and Political Action.

The next seminar is titled: Vulnerable Adults and Seniors Team: Who We Are presented by Omolayo Idowu, RN, BScN, MN. Omolayo has been a Public Health Nurse with Toronto Public Health for nine years. She has been a nurse on the Vulnerable Adults and Seniors Team since its inception in 2012. Omolayo has many years of experience applying the social determinants of health lens to her work with the vulnerable population. She possesses specialized knowledge and expertise in mental health nursing within a community mental health program as well as in a hospital setting. Omolayo has advanced knowledge of care of older adults and seniors and the recovery oriented paradigms of mental health care.  She has a baccalaureate degree and master’s degree from the University of Toronto.

Seminar Objectives:

  • To understand the role of the Vulnerable Adults and Seniors Team (VAST) within Toronto Public Health (TPH).
  • To gain insight into the impact of social determinants of health faced by residents with increased vulnerability.
  • To increase awareness of the need for advocacy, an integrated service delivery approach and compassionate care for vulnerable people.

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