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This week's feature article is an overview of The Economic Burden of Injury in Canada, a major new Canadian research document outlining the high cost of injury in this country, published by SMARTRISK.

We always welcome your feedback on our feature articles--including topics you'd like to see--news about old colleagues and new colleagues, and comments on our newsletter and searchable database of health promotion information. Read our complete submission guidelines at and write to [email protected].


Call for Proposals--Population Health Improvement Research Network (PHIRN)


Deadline February 15,  2010

Background on PHIRN Call for Proposals

The Population Health Improvement Research Network (PHIRN) is funded by the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care to support high-quality health research that addresses complex issues that affect health equity and or explores population-based health interventions.

New Issue--NCFV E-Bulletin: Engaging Men & Boys in Family Violence Prevention


This edition of the  focuses on engaging men and boys in the prevention of family violence. We highlight current efforts in communities across Canada and around the world working to involve men - as fathers, friends, educators, coaches and leaders - to play an active role in addressing gender-based violence and promoting healthy, equal relationships.

The January 2010 edition, and past issues, can be viewed online at

New Resource on Parent-Child Attachment from the Best Start Resource Centre


The Best Start Resource Centre is pleased to offer a booklet on parent-child attachment. It is called My Child and I – Attachment for Life. This resource is for parents of children aged 0-3 to help them understand the principles of attachment and learn ways to promote attachment with their young child. Simple activities are suggested for each age group. The booklet contains additional information on childcare, adoption, separation and divorce as well as discipline.

HSFO Annual Report Now Available Online


Our 2009 Annual Report continues to dramatize the threat of childhood obesity on the health of a generation, as introduced in 2008, and well received and promoted by equally concerned organizations and groups. This year, we have taken our story one step further with a hard-hitting look at the influences behind this threat, using creatively compelling photography to dramatize their impact and the urgent need for change.

Women's Health Matters Website Survey


Your opinion matters! Tell us what you think about the Women's Health Matters website.

We are currently conducting a brief 5-minute online survey to help shape future directions for the Women's Health Matters website. Your input is valuable and will help guide our site redesign.

All survey responses are anonymous. The information you provide will be kept in strictest confidence.

To Participate, go to


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