Conversations for a Better World

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Ontario Public Health Standards and Protocols

The Ontario Public Health Standards (OPHS) and Protocols establish the minimum requirements for fundamental public health programs and services, which include assessment and surveillance, health promotion and policy development, disease and injury prevention, and health protection.

The OPHS and Protocols are for boards of health and are published by the Minister of Health and Long-Term Care.

Online Documents Related to Feature 628

Ontario Health Promotion Email bulletins
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Health Nexus

Frameworks, Models and Tools Related to Feature Article 628

CHC Model of Care
Information and resources for community-based primary health care training including a manual and definition at

Conceptual Framework for CDPM
Alternative frameworks for thinking about CDPM from the Centretown Community Health Centre at

Web Resources Related to Obesity and the Impact of Marketing on Children: Developing an Intersectoral Policy Consensus Conference (OHPE 626)

The Policy Consensus Conference materials are available on the Chronic Disease Prevention Alliance of Canada (CDPAC) website including the consensus statement and the Healthy Weights for Healthy Kids report by the Standing Committee on Health, March 2007. Available at

The Chronic Disease Prevention Alliance of Canada (CDPAC) Position Statement on Obesity and the Impact of Marketing on Children is available on the CDPAC website at

Online Resources from the 2009 MyCharityConnects Conference

MyCharityConnects is CanadaHelps' online resource centre for charities – a website dedicated to connecting charities to the technologies they need to succeed. For fundraisers, marketing and communications people, volunteer coordinators, website gurus, or a combination of any of the above, the site aims to be a one-stop-shop for learning all you need to about Philanthropy 2.0. Slides from the MyCharityConnects conference and recordings of some of the workshops are available at Canada Helps website is at

Ontario Self-Help Network Newsletter

This newsletter, released twice per year, provides information and resources about self- help across the province of Ontario.

To request this newsletter, contact the Ontario Self-Help Network (416) 487-4355 or 1-888-283-8806. To download the current newsletter visit

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