Resources, Internet, Organization, Print, Other

Online Resources Related to Feature 685

Growing Up In BC
http://www.rcybc.ca/content/home.asp

This report, a joint effort of the B.C. Representative for Children and Youth and the Provincial Health Officer, identifies 30 indicators of well-being, and for the first time in Canada establishes a baseline of data to measure progress in improving the circumstances and outcomes for children and youth.

BC Provincial Health Officer
http://www.health.gov.bc.ca/pho/

Online Resources Related to Feature 681

OHPE Series on Plain Language

Part I--Health literacy and clear writing go hand in hand – Make the connection between literacy level and plain English
http://www.ohpe.ca/node/11343

This first article from May 2010 defined plain language and demonstrated how the theory can be put into practice.

Part II --Plain English Bootcamp: Tips for improving understanding of written materials
http://www.ohpe.ca/node/11554

Online Resources Related to Feature 678

The People’s Food Policy Project
http://peoplesfoodpolicy.ca/home

The People’s Food Policy Project website includes information about the project, resources and a mailing list. The ten themed policy discussion papers are available at http://www.peoplesfoodpolicy.ca/DP. The detailed Kitchen Table Talk participation guide is available at http://peoplesfoodpolicy.ca/hostktt.

Voices-Voix
http://www.voices-voix.ca

This coalition has set up an online declaration in support of advocacy.

Online Resources Related to Feature 676

Use of Social Media for Health Promotion: An Overview of the Evidence-Webinar Preparation and Discussion
http://www.thcu.ca/infoandresources/resource_display.cfm?resourceID=1119...

This event archive includes the following:

Educational Opportunities Related to Feature 676

Overview of New Media Workshop

The Health Communication Unit, in partnership with Health Nexus, developed a workshop to explore social media and discuss information and ideas about a wide range of social media tools. These tools can help make health promotion work more effective, easier, and possibly even more fun including blogs, wikis, YouTube, Face book, instant messaging, Survey Monkey, online conferencing or Google's wide array of online tools.

Online Resources Related to Features 663 & 674

The Canadian Council on Learning website is still available at http://www.ccl-cca.ca/CCL/Home?Language=EN.  The site includes information on health literacy including a map on healthy literacy in Canada and Health Literacy in Canada report.

The International Adult Literacy and Skills Survey (IALSS), Report summary from ABC Canada Literacy Foundation is available online at http://abclifeliteracy.ca/en/system/files/ialss_summary_nov_05_0.pdf.

The Canadian Cancer Society

The Canadian Cancer Society – Supporting Ontarians to quit smoking and tobacco use

Because tobacco control is a top priority, CCS offers a variety of supports to help Ontarians to quit smoking and tobacco use:

Saskatoon Health Region Public Health Observatory

The Saskatoon Health Region Public Health Observatory provides understandable health information to inform decision-making and public health practice. It aims for "better information, better decisions, better health."

Health Disparity in Saskatoon is an illustration of the approach used by the Public Health Observatory. Visit http://www.saskatoonhealthregion.ca/your_health/ps_public_health_pho_abo...

The Saskatoon Health Region is led by Chief Medical Health Officer Cory Neudorf. He can be reached at [email protected].

 

 

Canadian Population Health Initiative of the Canadian Institute for Health Information

The mission of the Canadian Population Health Initiative (CPHI) of the Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI) is to foster a better understanding of factors that affect the health of individuals and communities; and to contribute to the development of policies that reduce inequities and improve the health and well-being of Canadians.

CPHI provides research and reports including Reducing Gaps in Health – A Focus on Socio-Economic status in Urban Canada, available at http://www.cihi.ca/cihiweb/dispPage.jsp?cw_page=PG_1690_E&cw_topic=1690&....

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