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Public health should not be part of health care

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This opinion piece by Dr. Trevor Hancock was originally published in the Times Colonist and was reprinted by Upstream. Reproduced by permission. Dr. Trevor Hancock is a professor and senior scholar at the University of Victoria’s school of public health and social policy.

Healthy Eating in Ontario: What Do We Know?

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Healthy Eating in Ontario: What Do We Know?

An Analysis of Eating Behaviours, Food Literacy and Food Insecurity Indicators

I Summary
II A Summary of Key Findings
-IIa Healthy Eating
-IIb Food Literacy and Skills
-IIc Food Insecurity
-IId Self-Reported Health and Physical Activity
III Limitations of this Study
IV Future Recommendations

For clear and engaging writing, get personal with personal pronouns

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I Introduction
II Don’t scare your readers away
III Clear language gets personal
IV First, second, third person
V Moving along with the times
VI Ditching the third person
VII Practice, practice... and more practice
VIII Resist, resist, resist
IX Resources

By Carolyn Wilby, Clear Language @ Work Inc.

I Introduction

Outdoor fitness equipment in public parks: Is it an effective physical activity intervention?

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I Summary
II Introduction
III If you build it, will they sweat?
IV How do people feel about active parks?
V Can we increase the use of active parks in small cities?
VI Research to implementation: The Nicholas Sheran Family Outdoor Gym
VII Conclusion
VIII Acknowledgements
IX References

Different Strokes: Recovery triumphs and challenges at any age

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I Stroke recovery across the ages
II Help needed
III A family affair
IV Stroke across the ages
V Where you live matters
VI Helping the helpers
VII Subtle and lasting effects
VIII Supporting stroke recovery at any age
IX Resources and programs

--Submitted by Dr Patrice Lindsay and Stephanie Lawrence, Heart & Stroke

I Stroke recovery across the ages

Increasing Organizational Capacity for Health Equity Work: Graduate Student Literature Review Findings

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I Introduction
II Literature Review Methodology
III Findings
IV Discussion
V Limitations
VI Next Steps
VII Key Resources
References

--Submitted by Chase Simms, Graduate Student, The University of Victoria, Masters of Public Health, Social Policy Specialization

I Introduction

Who is a Young Carer?

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--submitted by Reisha Lydia Fernandes, BSc, MPH Candidate, Department of Population Medicine, University of Guelph

Have you heard of the term “young carer”? Chances are, you probably haven’t. Most people are not familiar with the term in Canada. But it isn’t just Canada; young carers are an invisible population worldwide and due to the lack of public awareness, their needs tend to go unrecognized.

So, let us start with the basics: What is a young carer?

Healthy habits, healthy weights: A walkthrough of the Evidence-Informed Public Health process

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I Introduction
II Seven-step process for making evidence-informed public health decisions
III Conclusion

-- Submitted by Lina Sherazy, Dr. Susan Snelling, Kristin Read and Dr. Maureen Dobbins, the National Collaborating Centre for Methods and Tools

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