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Healthy Public Policy

Shifting the focus for a healthier population: How provinces are using a whole-of-government approach to tackle the determinants of health

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I Introduction
II Whole-of-government approaches to health promotion
III Provincial and territorial initiatives
IV The need to step it up

--submitted by John G. Abbott, CEO, Health Council of Canada

I Introduction

Reducing Harm from Alcohol through Taxation Policies

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Reducing Harm from Alcohol through Taxation Policies

Submitted by Saghar Kari, Master of Public Health graduate student at the University of Saskatchewan, Jason LeMar, Coordinator, Alcohol Policy Network, Ontario Public Health Association, Benjamin Rempel, Manager, Alcohol Policy Network, Ontario Public Health Association

Edited by Dr. Gerald Thomas, Senior Policy and Research Analyst, Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse

 

I Introduction

II Research Based Evidence

Online Resources Related to Feature 709

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Resources for Public Health Professionals

The Alcohol Policy Network website includes information for reducing harm from alcohol through alcohol policies. Its online services are devoted exclusively to Canadian alcohol policy issues. This site is designed to stimulate informed discussion about various aspects of alcohol policy, and to profile prevention efforts and successes of groups across Ontario. http://www.apolnet.ca/Index.html

Teleconference Material

Situating the Why of an Approach to Healthy Public Policy, and Offering an Example of a How

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I Introduction
II An approach to addressing healthy public policy
III Method for synthesizing knowledge relating to public policies
IV Workshops and conclusion

--submitted by Michael Keeling National Collaborating Centre for Healthy Public Policy

I Introduction

James Joyce’s To Do List

In a wonderful New Yorker cartoon which appeared in 1989, cartoonist David Jacobson imagined a to-do list on James Joyce’s refrigerator that read:

Online Resources Related to Feature 693

Ontario Chronic Disease Prevention Alliance Resources

Ontario Chronic Disease Prevention Alliance (OCDPA) is dedicated to improving the health of all Ontarians. The Alliance envisions communities where population and individual health are supported by healthy societal conditions, public policies, and personal behaviours.  OCDPA resources include:

Part I: Looking forward / looking back – reflections from across the province and the country on the year that was, and what lies in store

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I Introduction
II Good King Wenceslas: An Annotated Carol for the 2010 Season
III Is the Renaissance of Health Promotion at Hand?
IV Public Health Agency of Canada – Canadian Best Practices Portal for Health Promotion and Chronic Disease Prevention
V 100 Years of Public Health
VI Canadian Virtual Health Promotion – Marketing Risk Reduction or Collaborative Action?
VII  Reflections on Behaviour Change and Interventions that Work

I Introduction

Canadian Institutes of Health Research - Institute of Population and Public Health

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160 Elgin Street, 9th Floor
Address Locator 4809A
Ottawa, ON, K1A 0W9
General Inquiries: (613) 941-2672
Toll Free: 1-888-603-4178
Fax: (613) 954-1800
info@cihr-irsc.gc.ca

IPPH supports research into the complex interactions, which determine health, and its application to improve the health of individuals, communities and global populations.

Public Health Agency of Canada

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130 Colonnade Road
A.L. 6501H
Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0K9

1015 Arlington Street
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3E 3R2
 Focussed on more effective efforts to prevent chronic diseases, like cancer and heart disease, prevent injuries and respond to public health emergencies and infectious disease outbreaks, the Public Health Agency of Canada works closely with provinces and territories to keep Canadians healthy and help reduce pressures on the health care system.

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