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********* To the Ontario Health Promotion E-Mail list*********

May 2, 1997

Welcome to the Ontario Health Promotion E-Mail list bulletin.

A little delayed, but in your mailbox ontime. :-)

The weekly electronic Ontario Health Promotion E-Mail List/Bulletin is intended to provide a valuable, select information

exchange among Ontario community leaders, practitioners and researchers interested in health promotion. This list is being developed by the Ontario Prevention Clearinghouse in collaboration with the Centre for Health Promotion.

Each of our organizations receives notices about interesting conferences, new projects, health promotion issues, position postings, reports, and so forth. Rather than have everyone read everything, we thought this might be a bridge to the wealth of information without overloading personal time and 'space'.

Originally, we wanted to distribute information about our community mapping project. After compiling the addresses, the idea took hold that there might be broader use.


It is free, and open to anyone with an e-mail address interested in news, information and resources related to health promotion in Ontario. As of May 1, 1997 the list has 110 participants, following invitations to CLICK4HP [Health Promotion Online e-list] subscribers, and to health promoters with e-mail addresses on OPC or CHP mailing lists. To join or to leave this list simply send an e-mail to with your request. The group list is maintained at the Ontario Prevention Clearinghouse.


List members are invited to submit news, announcements, articles and resources for posting. This is a 'moderated' list - please send your items to or by Thursday at 5 pm . When contributing, please respect our goals of reducing overload and personal reading time. Provide a short, descriptive paragraph. Include URLs and email links whenever possible. Tell us about new web sites, new resources, events -- whatever you believe may advance community, family and individual health -- and your analysis of their importance in as few words as possible.

This is an experiment. We will monitor contributions and response. You define its' value, its' content, and its' reach. New

approaches and information sharing technologies emerge continually on the Internet. We invite your exploration of the possibilities.


We plan to be able to present the submitted materials in a weekly digest form with topic areas and references to additional

resources on the Internet and in print. The digest will go out on Friday afternoon or evening.


If you have any questions about the nature of this list, the materials and resources in it, participation and contributions - please call:

Alison Stirling at (800) 263-2846 ext 226 .

or write to

Please do not 'reply to all' using this message, as the OHPE group address will 'bounce back'.



The next two messages are part of Bulletin #1. they include:

1.1 a compilation of announcements from CLICK4HP and Health Promotion Resource Centres; and

1.2 a message from the Sexual Health Network of Ontario regarding provincial funding.


Ontario DHCs & Public Health Units involved with IHS


Integrated Health Systems and Community Health

a) Metro Toronto District Health Council

Paper/Report by MTDHC "Creating Integrated Health Delivery Systems for Metropolitan Toronto" proposes 'a conceptually sound and implementable approach to meeting the government's policy objectives for establishing integrated health services.... Of the possibilities available, Council believes, that at this time, the establishment of CHSOs, which will bring together the majority of health services people need under one umbrella, is a significant step in achieving true health service integration. The complexity of Metro's health service environment makes 100% inclusion very difficult to achieve.'

now available on-line at:

Metro Toronto District Health Council

4141 Yonge Street, Suite 200, Willowdale, Ontario, M2P 2A8

Tel: (416) 222-6522 Fax: (416) 222-5587

b) York Region District Health Council

Paper: "Toward Integrated Health Delivery Systems in York Region" (Dec. 1995) also current action plan includes

" Supporting the development of Integrated Health Systems (IHS). Examples of supports include: resource to committees; providing data and information; doing market research; developing IHS community profiles; defining roles of the DHC, Ministry, providers and consumers; and determining the levels of planning (local, district, regional) for various programs.

For more information contact:

York Region DistrictHealth Council

1091 Gorham Street Suite 300

Newmarket, Ontario, L3Y 7V1

Tel: 905-830-9899; 416-363-5288

Fax: 905-830-9903


c) From Northwestern Health Unit:

The Kenora Rainy River DHC has expressed interest in including health promotion into primary care as part of the Integrated Health Delivery System. At a session sponsored by the Thunder Bay and Kenora/Rainy River District Health Council on Integrated Health System on April 7& 8, this question came up especially in relation to the move to fund Public Health by municipalities. Ideally Health Promotion would be funded as part of the IHS but that is not the current proposals.

Contact Bob Jeffrey by e-mail at:

d) From Waterloo Regional Community Health Department

Our local District Health Council's Task Force on health promotion has recommended that "the DHC adopt a model for Integrated Health Delivery Systems that includes health promotion as an integral, conceptual and programming component".

Grace Ross,

Waterloo Regional Community Health Department

99 Regina Street S., 3rd Floor,

Waterloo, Ontario, Can. N2J 3Z8


phone: (519) 883-2003 ex 5350

Centre for Health Promotion Working Group on Integrated Health Systems


The Centre has established a Working Group to develop a strategy for ensuring that health promotion will be an integral part of Integrated Health Systems (IHS) in Ontario.

The Centre for Health Promotion has received several requests for information on IHS.

Currently, we have three resources on this topic:

i) a reference list on IHS (available electronically)

ii) abstracts of Ontario case studies on linking health promotion planning to health care restructuring. (available electronically)

iii) a resource kit that was distributed to participants at the Centre's Information Sharing Forum on Integrated Delivery Systems.

This package includes presentation slides, the Centre's response to the Hospital Services Restructuring Committee, and several readings (not available electronically).

For information on how to obtain these resources, please contact Noelle Gadon (416 978-0522,


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