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Public health should not be part of health care


This opinion piece by Dr. Trevor Hancock was originally published in the Times Colonist and was reprinted by Upstream. Reproduced by permission. Dr. Trevor Hancock is a professor and senior scholar at the University of Victoria’s school of public health and social policy.

Best Practices Portal: Five New Interventions in Diabetes Prevention


Five New Interventions Added –

Prevention of Type 2 Diabetes by Addressing Obesity and Excess Weight

It is widely recognized that obesity increases the risk of many chronic diseases, including type 2 diabetes in adults. Children who are obese have a higher risk of developing health problems later in life. Interventions that successfully reduce the incidence of obesity have an important role to play in diminishing risk to the health of the Canadian population. 

Symposium: Conducting Research with Urban Aboriginal Peoples


Toronto, Ontario
March 19 & 20, 2014

The Toronto Aboriginal Support Services Council (TASSC) is holding a two-day symposium on Conducting Research with Urban Aboriginal Peoples. Please share this information with any of your contacts who would benefit from learning the essentials of community-based research (CBR) with urban Aboriginal peoples.

Topics will focus on best practices for research development, design and dissemination, plus highlight strategies for putting policies and principles into practice.

Speakers include:

New resources to reduce social inequities in health - 10 Promising Practices fact sheets


As part of a 2009 Canadian Health Services Research Foundation Fellowship (Executive Training in Research Application – EXTRA), the Sudbury & District Health Unit conducted a review and analysis of the literature for practices to reduce social inequities in health. We are pleased to announce the development of a series of related fact sheets:

Planning and Integration Specialist, South West Local Health Integration Network


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.

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

Resources Related to Feature 658: Organizations and Programs


The Canadian Best Practices Portal is a virtual door to is a searchable database of community level interventions, a searchable database of resources to help with public health planning, chronic disease prevention and health promotion goals, and a catalogue of best practice systematic review sites. Available at


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