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For Written Information, Are Readability Formulas a Quick Fix?

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I Introduction
II To understand readability formulas, first understand what readability is
III The critics  
IV The advocates
V Readability formula = diagnostic tool
VI More readability-enhancing tricks
VII Test early, test often
VIII The last word on readability formulas
IX References
X Resources

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Developing smoke-free hospitals in Ontario: A Documentation of Practice (DoP) study

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I Introduction
II The Project and Methods
III Results
IV Conclusions
V References
VI Resources

Submitted by Laura McCammon Tripp and Irene Lambraki, Propel Centre for Population Health Impact, University of Waterloo, and Steven Savvaidis, The Program Training and Consultation Centre

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How can social media support knowledge exchange on the social determinants of health?

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This blog was written by Cameron Norman and Pemma Muzumdar for the National Collaborating Centre for Determinants of Health and was first published on November 3, 2013, at http://nccdh.ca/blog/entry/SDH-social-media-blog3.

My humanity is bound up in yours, for we can only be human together
-- Desmond Tutu

Reflections 10 Years After SARS

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For the last edition of the OHPE in 2013 we asked public health professionals and all of our readers to provide their brief insights regarding how the SARS outbreak in Canada in 2003 changed public health.

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I Reflections from the Public Health Agency of Canada
Submitted by David Butler-Jones, Chief Public Health Officer

II How SARS changed public health
Submitted by Public Health Ontario

The Case for a National Action Plan on Violence Against Women in Canada

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I Introduction
II A National Action Plan
III Conclusion
IV Resources

-submitted by Pam Kapoor

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In a report released 8 October 2013 – The Case for a National Action Plan on Violence Against Women in Canada – the Canadian Network of Women’s Shelters & Transition Houses (the Network) outlines gaps between policies and legislation in Canada related to violence against women (VAW).

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