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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

Community Food Centres Canada’s Good Food Principles: A Framework for a Community Development and Health Equity Approach to Community Food Programs

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Contents

I Introduction
II Current approaches to health and food insecurity
III Community Food Centres Canada’s Approach
IV The Good Food Principles
VI The Good Food Principles and Health Equity
V Conclusion

-- Submitted by Linor David, Program Manager, Community Food Centres Canada

I Introduction

Two Feature Articles: Using Science as a tool for Public Health Innovation and Systems Thinking: A Paradigm for Health Innovation

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This week there are two feature articles, both by masters of public health students at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health at the University of Toronto: Systems Thinking: A Paradigm for Health Innovation by Anne Rucchetto and Using Science as a tool for Public Health Innovation by Akanksha Ganguly


Using Science as a tool for Public Health Innovation

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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

Social Isolation: A community based health promotion intervention

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Contents

I Introduction – Social Isolation
II Health Effects
III Community Organizing
IV Case Study – Metro Vancouver Alliance
V Discussion
VI Resources
VII References

-- Submitted by Claire Lepine, masters of public health student at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health at the University of Toronto

I Introduction – Social Isolation

Two Articles: Engaging communities in the design and use of their streets and Sexual health promotion for youth through telemedicine

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Engaging communities in the design and use of their streets

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I Introduction
II Turning transportation infrastructure into social infrastructure
III Small-scale changes, big health impact
IV Challenges and solutions
V Concluding thoughts
VI Resources            
VII References

--Submitted by Nadha Hassen

I Introduction

Death on the Streets of Canada

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I Introduction
II Death on the streets of Canada. Déjà vu.
III Conclusion and calls to action
IV Resources

A version of this feature originally appeared in a blog written by Cathy Crowe on rabble.ca (http://rabble.ca/blogs/bloggers/cathycrowe/2015/01/death-on-streets-canada). The conclusion and resources have been provided by Tanya Gulliver-Garcia.

I Introduction

Toronto Mobile Crisis Intervention Team (MCIT) Program Implementation Evaluation Brief Report

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I Background
II An Evaluation of the Toronto Mobile Crisis Response Team Program
III Evaluation Recommendations
IV References
V Resources

--submitted by Maritt Kirst, Amy Katz and Vicky Stergiopoulos. The original report on which it is based was written by Maritt Kirst, Renira Narrandes, Kate Francombe Pridham, Janani Yogalingam, Flora Matheson and Vicky Stergiopoulos, Centre for Research on Inner City Health, St. Michael’s Hospital

I Background

New Horizons for Seniors Program: 2014-2015 Call for Proposals for Community-Based Projects

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Deadline: July 4, 2014

The Government of Canada is seeking applications for projects that will help Canadian seniors use their leadership abilities, skills and experience to continue to make a difference in their communities through the New Horizons for Seniors Program (NHSP).

NHSP community-based projects help empower seniors to share their knowledge, skills and experiences with others and support communities by increasing their capacity to address local issues.

The call for proposals will close on Friday, July 4, 2014.

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