Ontario Chronic Disease Prevention Alliance (OCDPA) is an alliance of public health, risk factor and illness-specific provincial organizations, including CMHA Ontario. The purpose of the alliance is communication, knowledge exchange and advocacy for chronic disease prevention. The Alliance has developed common messages for chronic disease prevention, including messages related to mental health. The Alliance held a forum in February looking at mental health as a risk factor/protective factor for chronic disease. The proceedings will be posted on the website in April 2009.