Online Resources Related to Feature 693

Ontario Chronic Disease Prevention Alliance Resources

Ontario Chronic Disease Prevention Alliance (OCDPA) is dedicated to improving the health of all Ontarians. The Alliance envisions communities where population and individual health are supported by healthy societal conditions, public policies, and personal behaviours.  OCDPA resources include:

Ontario Health Quality Council Q Monitor Report

The 2008 Report on Ontario’s Health System is available at http://www.ohqc.ca/pdfs/ohqc_2008_report_-_english.pdf.

World Health Organization Health Impact Assessment: Determinants of Health

"HIA is a practical approach used to judge the potential health effects of a policy, programme or project on a population, particularly on vulnerable or disadvantaged groups. Recommendations are produced for decision-makers and stakeholders, with the aim of maximising the proposal's positive health effects and minimising its negative health effects." (from http://www.who.int/hia/about/en/)

WHO's HIA on the determinants of health is available at http://www.who.int/hia/evidence/doh/en/index.html.