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Grandmothers to Grandmothers Campaign
http://www.grandmotherscampaign.org

Building international solidarity in the fight to turn the tide of HIV/AIDS in Africa: Grandmothers lead the way. Information about the campaign, local groups, national activities including the Caravan, and how to get involved at their website.

Stephen Lewis Foundation
http://www.stephenlewisfoundation.org

Organizations and Programs Related to Feature 685

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National Collaborating Centres

National Collaborating Centres (NCCs) for Public Health in Canada promote and improve the use of scientific research and other knowledge to strengthen public health practices and policies in Canada. They identify knowledge gaps, foster networks and translate existing knowledge to produce and exchange relevant, accessible, and evidence-informed products with researchers, practitioners, and policy makers. For more information visit http://www.nccph.ca/en/home.aspx

Organizations and Programs Related to Feature 683

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Ontario Arts Council
http://www.arts.on.ca/Page54.aspx

The Ontario Arts Council (OAC) is an arm's-length agency of the Ontario Ministry of Tourism and Culture. OAC's grants and services to professional, Ontario-based artists and arts organizations support arts education, Aboriginal arts, community arts, crafts, dance, Franco-Ontarian arts, literature, media arts, multidisciplinary arts, music, theatre, touring, and visual arts. For more information visit the website.

Saskatoon Health Region Public Health Observatory

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The Saskatoon Health Region Public Health Observatory provides understandable health information to inform decision-making and public health practice. It aims for "better information, better decisions, better health."

Health Disparity in Saskatoon is an illustration of the approach used by the Public Health Observatory. Visit http://www.saskatoonhealthregion.ca/your_health/ps_public_health_pho_abo...

Canadian Population Health Initiative of the Canadian Institute for Health Information

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The mission of the Canadian Population Health Initiative (CPHI) of the Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI) is to foster a better understanding of factors that affect the health of individuals and communities; and to contribute to the development of policies that reduce inequities and improve the health and well-being of Canadians.

National Collaborating Centres for Public Health in Canada

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National Collaborating Centres (NCCs) for Public Health in Canada promote and improve the use of scientific research and other knowledge to strengthen public health practices and policies in Canada. They identify knowledge gaps, foster networks and translate existing knowledge to produce and exchange relevant, accessible, and evidence-informed products with researchers, practitioners, and policy makers. For more information visit http://www.nccph.ca/en/home.aspx.

Organizations Related to Features 663 & 674

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Canadian Public Health Association provides a plain language service for health professionals, voluntary sector organizations, government departments and the private sector: http://www.cpha.ca/en/pls.aspx.

Clear Language @ Work Inc provides plain language services and resources including tips and a plain language online thesaurus: http://www.clearlanguageatwork.com/010~Home/.

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Ophea

Ophea is a not-for-profit organization led by the vision that all kids value, participate in, and make a lifelong commitment to healthy active living. Ophea works in partnership with school boards, public health, government, non-government organizations, and private sector organizations to develop groundbreaking programs and services that support healthy active schools and communities. Their website is at http://www.ophea.net.

Ontario Ministry of Education

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The Canadian Best Practices Portal is a virtual door to is a searchable database of community level interventions, a searchable database of resources to help with public health planning, chronic disease prevention and health promotion goals, and a catalogue of best practice systematic review sites. Available at http://cbpp-pcpe.phac-aspc.gc.ca/recommend-eng.html

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