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Physical Environments

Outdoor fitness equipment in public parks: Is it an effective physical activity intervention?

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I Summary
II Introduction
III If you build it, will they sweat?
IV How do people feel about active parks?
V Can we increase the use of active parks in small cities?
VI Research to implementation: The Nicholas Sheran Family Outdoor Gym
VII Conclusion
VIII Acknowledgements
IX References

Power Politics

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Submitted by Anne Rucchetto

How to best extract, procure, and sustain a supply of safe and affordable energy is one of the most crucial preoccupations facing this generation. The threat of a looming energy crisis, driven by the precipitating challenges of climate change, presents an unique opportunity to policy-makers, environmentalists, healthcare providers, and all engaged citizens—as we try to find viable solutions to our current energy needs while maintaining a suitable natural environment to support human, animal, and plant life (Copenhagen Alternative Declaration, 1995).

Learnings from Six New Landmark Active Transportation Case Studies on the Tools of Change Website

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I Summary
II Introduction to the Case Studies
III Citizen/Customer Orientation
IV Audience / Participant Targeting and Segmentation
V Relationship Building, Engagement and Exchange
VI Program Results
VII Learnings
VIII Further Details and Additional Resources

--submitted by Jay Kassirer, General Manager, Tools of Change; President, Cullbridge Marketing and Communications

Smoke-free Multi-Unit Dwellings--A Priority for Public Health Action

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I Introduction
II Smoke-free Homes and Comprehensive Tobacco Control
III Smoke-free Multi-Unit Housing in Ontario
IV The Role of Local Public Health Departments
V Leadership Examples
VI Conclusion
VII Additional Resources
VII References

--submitted by Steven Savvaidis,  Senior Manager, Program Training and Consultation Centre (PTCC), with research and editorial support from Saeeda Irfan, Health Promotion Specialist at PTCC

I Introduction

Planning and Integration Specialist, South West Local Health Integration Network

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London, Ontario
Deadline August 9, 2012

The South West Local Health Integration Network  (LHIN), is one of 14 local organizations that have been created in Ontario to plan, coordinate and fund local health services, including hospitals, community care access centres (CCACs), long-term care homes, community health centres (CHCs), community support service agencies, and mental health and addictions agencies. The office of the South West LHIN is located in London, Ontario.

Shaping Active, Healthy Communities – A Heart and Stroke Foundation Built Environment Toolkit for Change

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I Introduction
II The built environment
III The built environment tool kit
IV Putting the tool kit into action

--submitted by Stephen Samis, Director, Health Policy, Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada

 

I Introduction

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