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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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Community Food Centres Canada’s Good Food Principles: A Framework for a Community Development and Health Equity Approach to Community Food Programs

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I Introduction
II Current approaches to health and food insecurity
III Community Food Centres Canada’s Approach
IV The Good Food Principles
VI The Good Food Principles and Health Equity
V Conclusion

-- Submitted by Linor David, Program Manager, Community Food Centres Canada

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Renewed consensus on recommendations for sun safety public education in Canada: an initiative of the Ontario Sun Safety Working Group

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I  Introduction
II Process
III The Recommended Core Content for Sun Safety Messages in Canada
IV Dissemination
V Resources
VI Acknowledgements
VII References

--Submitted by Maria Chu, Senior Policy Specialist, Population Health and Prevention, Prevention and Cancer Control, Cancer Care Ontario

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Naturalized Outdoor Play Areas at Schools to Support Physical Activity and Health – Highlights from the Rapid Evidence, Review Report

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I Introduction
II Recommendations
III Potential Role for Public Health
IV Resources for Schools
V References

--Submitted by Sherry Diaz, Public Health Nurse and Lindsay Lock, Public Health Nurse Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit

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Increasing Quit Attempts Through the Strategic Use of Local Media

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I Introduction
II How to Strategically Use the Media to Increase Quit Attempts
III Effective Use of Local Media Channels
IV Message Framing – Avoid Unintended Consequences
V Opportunities for Public Health
VI Conclusion
VII References

--Submitted by Jason Chapman, Senior Health Promotion Specialist, Media and Communications, PTCC

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