The Health of Canadians--the Federal Role. Final Report

 (October 2002) The Standing Senate Committee on Social Affairs, Science and Technology. Chair: The Honourable Michael J.L. Kirby Deputy Chair: The Honourable Marjory LeBreton.

Specifically, see Volume Six, Part VI, Chapter 13--Healthy Public Policy: Health Beyond Health Care.

An Overview of Chronic Disease Prevention

I Introduction
II Why Take a Chronic Disease Prevention Approach
III What does a CDP Approach Look Like?
IV Current Practice
V Examples of Integration Efforts
VI References

--by Nancy Dubois, THCU consultant and member of the Steering Committee of the Chronic Disease Prevention Alliance of Canada

Provincial Chronic Disease Prevention Strategy

c/o Health Promotion Clearinghouse
Toll Free: 1-877-890-5094
Tel: (902) 494-1917
Fax: (902) 494-1916
[email protected]

 In Nova Scotia, Heart Health Nova Scotia evolved into a unit at the Department of Community Health and Epidemiology, Dalhousie University, entitled the Unit for Population Health and Chronic Disease Prevention. The unit was mandated by the Department of Health to develop a provincial chronic-disease prevention strategy with an implementation and evaluation plan. For information and updates visit their website.

Centre for Chronic Disease Prevention and Control

 From the website: "The Centre for Chronic Disease Prevention and Control provides strategic leadership in the development and implementation of integrated chronic disease prevention and control strategies, working with relevant stakeholders at national and international levels to ensure an integrated approach to chronic disease prevention and control."

Promising Practices in Chronic Disease Prevention and Control: A Public Health Framework for Action

 Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 2003. 195 pp

From the preface: "The chapters that follow provide concrete examples of how state and local health departments can apply these four principles, leverage their limited resources,
and coordinate the efforts of all groups with a stake in chronic disease prevention and control. All of us at CDC's National Center for Chronic Disease."

Chronic Disease Notes & Reports

 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Quarterly Newsletter.

From the website: "Chronic Disease Notes & Reports, the newsletter of the National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, reports on activities of interest to health professionals involved with the myriad aspects of disease prevention and health promotion."

World Health Organization Chronic Disease Overview & Links

 From the website: "This page provides links to descriptions of activities, reports, news and events, as well as contacts and cooperating partners in the various WHO programmes and offices working on this topic. Also shown are links to related web sites and topics."

Preventing Chronic Disease: A Strategic Framework

 Background Paper, October, 2001. National Public Health Partnership, Department of Human Services, Victoria, Australia.

From the website: "The Background Paper Preventing Chronic Disease: A Strategic Framework presents a national framework for system- wide strategic action that draws on the evidence about underlying determinants of poor health, knowledge of risk factors that are common to a number of diseases, and a lifecourse perspective on predisposing factors."

Public Health Chronic Disease Prevention Mandatory Health Programs and Services Guidelines

 Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-term Care. December, 1997.

From the website: "The purpose of the standards contained in this document is to set out the minimum requirements for fundamental public health programs and services targeted at prevention of disease, health promotion and health protection. These standards reflect broad aspirations for the health of all Ontarians and the important role of boards of health in providing and/or ensuring relevant programs and services."

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