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This week's feature, An Overview of Chronic Disease Prevention, is contributed by Nancy Dubois and "focuses on the growing worldwide trend to address population health through an integrated approach that has as its goal the prevention of many related chronic diseases."

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Advisory Council on Health Infostructure


Office of Health and the Information Highway
Health Canada
Jeanne Mance Building, 4th floor
Postal Locator 1904
Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0K9
Tel: (613) 957-0706
Fax:(613) 952-3226

 Through the Health Surveillance Working Group, this committee is developing a White Paper to outline current infrastructure in chronic disease surveillance and possible options to address gaps.

National Best Practices Consortium for Integrated Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion


The Office of the Secretariat for the National Best Practices Consortium, Evidence and Information for Chronic Disease Policy Division, Centre for Chronic Disease Prevention and Control, Health Canada
Tel: (613) 952-3813

Chronic Disease Prevention Alliance of Canada


1010-116 Albert Street
Ottawa, Ontario K1P 5G3
Tel: (613) 565-2522 x307
Fax: (613) 565-2278
 The CDPAC exists to "foster and help sustain a co-ordinated, countrywide movement towards an integrated population health approach for prevention of chronic diseases in Canada through collaborative leadership, advocacy, and capacity building." [from the website]

Public Health Chronic Disease Prevention Mandatory Health Programs and Services Guidelines


 Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-term Care. December, 1997.

From the website: "The purpose of the standards contained in this document is to set out the minimum requirements for fundamental public health programs and services targeted at prevention of disease, health promotion and health protection. These standards reflect broad aspirations for the health of all Ontarians and the important role of boards of health in providing and/or ensuring relevant programs and services."


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