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Policy Development

Online Resources Related to Feature 709


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.

Teleconference Material

8th Annual Alcohol: No Ordinary Commodity Forum


North York, Ontario
March 7&8, 2011

Theme: Alcohol Policy: Movement in Ontario
The Crucial Need for Policy in Addressing Alcohol Problems

Please join us for our expanded Alcohol: No Ordinary Commodity Forum beginning the evening of Monday, March 7th with a Keynote address, public health panel and reception, followed by a full day on Tuesday, March 8th with presentations, strategic thinking, and break-out discussions.

Addressing Healthier Living Conditions in your Community



I A Preventable Disease in Ontario
II Healthier Living is Key to Healthier Ontarians
III Addressing Healthier Living Conditions through Collective Action
IV Why these Messages?
V How to Use the Supporting Documents

-- Submitted by Hoi Ki Ding and Nousheen Kanji

I A Preventable Disease in Ontario

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


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

Web Resources Related to Obesity and the Impact of Marketing on Children: Developing an Intersectoral Policy Consensus Conference (OHPE 626)


The Policy Consensus Conference materials are available on the Chronic Disease Prevention Alliance of Canada (CDPAC) website including the consensus statement and the Healthy Weights for Healthy Kids report by the Standing Committee on Health, March 2007. Available at

Obesity and the Impact of Marketing on Children: Developing an Intersectoral Policy Consensus Conference



I Introduction
II Background
III Marketing to Children
IV About the Conference
V CDPAC position statement
VI Lessons learned

--submitted by Manuel Arango, conference co-chair and Assistant Director, Health Policy (Government Relations & Advocacy), Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada

I Introduction

Obesity, particularly childhood obesity, is recognized as a growing health concern for health promoters, governments, health organizations and the general public.


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