Issues, Active Living/Physical Activity, Food/Nutrition, Sexuality/Reproductive Health, Injury Prevention, Smoking/Tobacco, Substance Use/Abuse, Quality of Life, AIDS/HIV, Heart Disease, Cancer, Mental Health, Diseases/Conditions, Violence Prevention

Increasing Quit Attempts Through the Strategic Use of Local Media

Contents

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

I Introduction

Alcohol marketing in Ontario: a summary

Contents

I Introduction
II The impact of alcohol marketing
III Regulating alcohol marketing
IV Federal regulation of alcohol marketing
V Provincial regulation of alcohol marketing
VI Local regulations
VII Recommendations to support public health
VIII Recommendations for local action
IX Future areas of research to support public health
X Conclusion

Increasing the focus on system-level policies and programs for cancer prevention: Cancer Care Ontario’s 2016 Prevention System Quality Index

Contents

I  Introduction
II Development and structure of the report
III Reducing the prevalence of cancer risk factors and exposures at the system level
IV Key findings and opportunities
V How the report can be used
VI Resources
VII References

Submitted by Maria Chu, Senior Policy Specialist, and Caroline Silverman, Lead, Population Health and Prevention, Cancer Care Ontario

I Introduction

Designed for the long run: Maximizing the effectiveness of mHealth in supporting long-term physical activity change

Contents

I Introduction
II mHealth
III Designed for the long run
IV Physical activity and mHealth
V From evidence to practice
VI Designed for everyone?
VII Practical implications
VIII Conclusion

--Submitted by Sophie Rosa, Health Promotion Consultant, Health Promotion Capacity Building, Public Health Ontario

I Introduction

Mind the connection: Preventing stroke and dementia

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

Stroke and dementia — it’s all in our heads

Stroke and dementia have much in common. Both are diseases of the brain. Stroke happens when the blood flow to the brain is interrupted and cells die as a result. Vascular dementia is often a further result of stroke damage, from either larger strokes or smaller ones accumulating over time.

A Summary of Municipal Alcohol Policies and Public Health: A Primer

Contents
 
I Background
II Current landscape: municipal alcohol policies in Ontario
III An eight step model for municipal alcohol policy development
IV Conclusion
V Resources
VI References

-- Submitted by Shawn Prasad, Practicum Student, Health Promotion Capacity Building, Public Health Ontario, and Jason LeMar, Health Promotion Consultant, Health Promotion Capacity Building, Public Health Ontario

I Background

Smoke-Free Ontario Act – ten years and beyond

--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?

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

Contents

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

Risk factors for varicella susceptibility among refugees to Toronto, Canada

Contents

I Background
II Methods
III Results
IV Discussion
V Conclusions

Submitted by

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

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

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