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Organizations and Programs Related to Feature 687

Grandmothers to Grandmothers Campaign
http://www.grandmotherscampaign.org

Building international solidarity in the fight to turn the tide of HIV/AIDS in Africa: Grandmothers lead the way. Information about the campaign, local groups, national activities including the Caravan, and how to get involved at their website.

Stephen Lewis Foundation
http://www.stephenlewisfoundation.org

Organizations and Programs Related to Feature 685

National Collaborating Centres

National Collaborating Centres (NCCs) for Public Health in Canada promote and improve the use of scientific research and other knowledge to strengthen public health practices and policies in Canada. They identify knowledge gaps, foster networks and translate existing knowledge to produce and exchange relevant, accessible, and evidence-informed products with researchers, practitioners, and policy makers. For more information visit http://www.nccph.ca/en/home.aspx

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&....

National Collaborating Centres for Public Health in Canada

National Collaborating Centres (NCCs) for Public Health in Canada promote and improve the use of scientific research and other knowledge to strengthen public health practices and policies in Canada. They identify knowledge gaps, foster networks and translate existing knowledge to produce and exchange relevant, accessible, and evidence-informed products with researchers, practitioners, and policy makers. For more information visit http://www.nccph.ca/en/home.aspx.

Organizations Related to Features 663 & 674

Canadian Public Health Association provides a plain language service for health professionals, voluntary sector organizations, government departments and the private sector: http://www.cpha.ca/en/pls.aspx.

Clear Language @ Work Inc provides plain language services and resources including tips and a plain language online thesaurus: http://www.clearlanguageatwork.com/010~Home/.

Organizations Related to Feature 662

Ophea

Ophea is a not-for-profit organization led by the vision that all kids value, participate in, and make a lifelong commitment to healthy active living. Ophea works in partnership with school boards, public health, government, non-government organizations, and private sector organizations to develop groundbreaking programs and services that support healthy active schools and communities. Their website is at http://www.ophea.net.

Ontario Ministry of Education

Resources Related to Feature 658: Organizations and Programs

The Canadian Best Practices Portal is a virtual door to is a searchable database of community level interventions, a searchable database of resources to help with public health planning, chronic disease prevention and health promotion goals, and a catalogue of best practice systematic review sites. Available at http://cbpp-pcpe.phac-aspc.gc.ca/recommend-eng.html

Health practitioners are encouraged to nominate interventions and resources for inclusion on the Portal at http://cbpp-pcpe.phac-aspc.gc.ca/help/recommend-eng.html.

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