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Smoke-Free Ontario Act – ten years and beyond

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--submitted by Canadian Cancer Society (CCS), Heart and Stroke Foundation (HSF), Ontario Campaign for Action on Tobacco (OCAT)

Ontario just had an anniversary worth celebrating. On Tuesday, May 31, 2016 – World No-Tobacco Day – the Smoke-Free Ontario Act hit the ten-year mark. This life-saving milestone presents a perfect opportunity to reflect on our past successes, take stock of where we are today, and plan for our tobacco-free future.

What have we accomplished?

Evaluate for Action: Developing a Communication and Reporting Plan for Evaluation Results

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I  Introduction
II Identifying and understanding your stakeholders
III Defining communication objectives
IV Considerations and barriers to dissemination
V Channels and formats
VI Conclusion
VII References
VIII Resources

--Submitted by Laura Bellissimo, Health Promotion Coordinator and Allison Meserve, Health Promotion Consultant; Health Promotion Capacity Building at Public Health Ontario

I Introduction

Keeping kids safe at home, at play, and on the road

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I Overview of Child Injuries in Ontario
II Safe Kids Week: At Home, at Play, and on the Road
III Child Injury Prevention Training and Resources
IV Data Sources

--Submitted by Stephanie Cowle, Ontario Injury Prevention Resource Centre (OIPRC) and Julie Taylor, Parachute

I Overview of Child Injuries in Ontario

Nutrition Resource Centre’s (NRC) Top Food and Nutrition Trends from 2015

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Submitted by Barb Prud’homme

The Nutrition Resource Centre (NRC) has developed a summary of what we believe are some of the most influential highlights and news stories from the field of healthy eating and nutrition from 2015. Here’s what we found:

Consumption of products high in added sugar was discouraged

Is your audience receptive? The role of perceived susceptibility in message acceptance and behaviour change

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I Introduction
II Susceptibility as a determinant of message acceptance and behaviour change
III How to sway perceived susceptibility
IV Practice implications
V Conclusion
VI References

--Submitted by Sophie Rosa

I Introduction

Opportunities and Challenges in health promotion with a new Liberal Government

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For the last issue of 2015 we asked organizations and individuals to reflect on the impact the new Liberal Government could have on the health of Canadians.

We invited health promoters and health organizations to send us their thoughts on the following questions: What will the change in government mean to health promotion and public health in Canada?  What are the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead?


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