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Health Promotion and Public Health Oriented Email Listservs, E-Bulletins and Blogs

 A. Public 'Open' Email Discussion Listservs:

  • CLICK4HP -- health promotion on the Internet listserv

    For information, to browse archives and use online form for subscription, see or contact list-owners at The list is international in scope, with over 1,000 subscribers, at least 500 of whom are in Ontario.




  • LINNews -- sponsored by the Lifestyle Information Network (LIN)

    This is a mailing list to help leisure professionals share their expertise and keep abreast of what is new in the field. The weekly news bulletin has brief listings with links to the website and database for news items, additions of documents, and reports to the database, events, and job postings. To join linnews, visit and select "Join our Mailing List" from the left sidebar. Many of the highlights of LINNews are reposted on Heart-L (see above).



  • OWHN-L -- Ontario Women's Health Network email discussion list, bi-weekly digest and quarterly e-bulletin full of news, resources, contacts

    For more information on this list of about 250 subscribers interested in women's health issues in Ontario see

B. Open Web Forums

  • -- Ontario Physical Health Education Association

    Join the OPHEA network for free and take part in the community interactivity, Forum, calendar, resources, and more. Fill in the form on top left frame at to register. Forums include Active Schools, PARC, and more. The monthly e-Connection newsletter is designed to keep members up to date on new website developments and other OPHEA activities.

C. Open Email Bulletins and Information Lists

  • OHCC Bulletin -- Ontario Healthy Communities Coalition

    This is an information-sharing vehicle for healthy community members and interested individuals in Ontario. It goes out monthly by email and is posted on the OHCC website at Announcements of events related to OHCC can be posted. Send information or a request to join to


  • Le Bloc-Notes - OHPE's sister bulletin

    Le Bloc-Notes ( est un bulletin d'information sur la promotion de la santé publié par le Centre ontarien d'information en prévention. Il se veut un outil indispensable pour les intervenants professionnels qui aiment être à l'affût des nouveautés dans le domaine de la promotion de la santé.

    Vous pouvez vous abonner gratruitement au BLOC-NOTES en envoyant un courriel accompagné de vos coordonnées à


  • CHN Health Link -- Canadian Health Network

    This twice-monthly news bulletin features all-Canadian articles, events, facts about health promotion and disease prevention, and a summary of new information that is appearing on the Canadian Health Network (CHN) website. See here to subscribe.


D. Closed Email Discussion Listservs and Forums (send information to list-owners for posting)

  • Contact-NRC mailing list -- Nutrition Resource Centre

    For information see The NRC mailing list is a closed, moderated list. Once you forward your contact information it will be verified and added to NRC database. You will receive the NRC newsletter (NRC Digest), updates, feedback requests, program information and other messages. Many of the highlights from the Contact-NRC list are re-posted to the HH-L (see above).


  • OTRU-NET -- Ontario Tobacco Research Unit

    Their active list-serv is called OTRU-NET: Tobacco Research Network. See the OTRU website at or contact OTRU for more information.

E. Other Lists

  • Charity Village - non-profit organizations news and resources

    There is a huge and ever increasing list of online discussions and email lists at (choose resources).


  • ONESTEP -- education and training email lists and bulletins

    At is a long and interesting annotated list of email listservs and regular bulletins related to getting a job and skill development.


  • Health in Action (HIA), online database of health promotion and injury prevention resources geared to Alberta practitioners At are databases of programs and research projects, people/agencies and resources. Other online services offered include email discussion groups a variety of subjects. All these lists operate through majordomo list system. See for more information.

F. Blogs

  • OPC Today -- from the Ontario Prevention Clearinghouse

    OPC's new bilingual blog covers a wide range of health promotion topics.

  • THCU's Online Learning Community -- from The Health Communication Unit

    This community gives THCU's clients a chance to ask questions of THCU consultants and each other.


  • Health Promotion Ontario (HPO) -- "The voice of Ontario health promotion practitioners"

    Formerly HPOph, Health Promotion Ontario is in the process of converting their website to a blog.  Updates on HPO activities, resources, membership information and more.

  • The Wellesley Institute blog

    The Wellesley Institute's blog addresses the social determinants of health.  They both report on their own work and comment on the work of others in community-based research, reciprocal capacity building, and the informing of public policy.