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Keeping kids safe at home, at play, and on the road

Contents

I Overview of Child Injuries in Ontario
II Safe Kids Week: At Home, at Play, and on the Road
III Child Injury Prevention Training and Resources
IV Data Sources

--Submitted by Stephanie Cowle, Ontario Injury Prevention Resource Centre (OIPRC) and Julie Taylor, Parachute

I Overview of Child Injuries in Ontario

Risk factors for varicella susceptibility among refugees to Toronto, Canada

Contents

I Background
II Methods
III Results
IV Discussion
V Conclusions

Submitted by

Nutrition Resource Centre’s (NRC) Top Food and Nutrition Trends from 2015

Submitted by Barb Prud’homme

The Nutrition Resource Centre (NRC) has developed a summary of what we believe are some of the most influential highlights and news stories from the field of healthy eating and nutrition from 2015. Here’s what we found:

Consumption of products high in added sugar was discouraged

Addressing challenges of evaluating health communication campaigns

Contents

I Introduction
II Health communication evaluation challenges
III Comprehensive evaluation efforts to address challenges
IV Demonstrating causal inference in health communication efforts
V Conclusion

--Submitted by Sophie Rosa

I Introduction

Is your audience receptive? The role of perceived susceptibility in message acceptance and behaviour change

Contents

I Introduction
II Susceptibility as a determinant of message acceptance and behaviour change
III How to sway perceived susceptibility
IV Practice implications
V Conclusion
VI References

--Submitted by Sophie Rosa

I Introduction

Literature searching: easier than finding a needle in a haystack

Contents

I Introduction
II Some considerations when searching the literature
III Conclusion
IV Resources
V References

--Submitted by Allison Meserve, Health promotion consultant and Kara DeCorby, Senior knowledge product advisor, Public Health Ontario

I Introduction

Pathways to Promoting Mental Health within Public Health and Beyond

Contents

I Introduction
II Mental Health Promotion in Ontario
III Survey Findings from Pathways to Promoting Mental Health: A 2015 Survey of Ontario Public Health Units
IV Conclusion and Next Steps
V References
VI Key Resources

--Submitted by Monica Nunes

I Introduction

Opportunities and Challenges in health promotion with a new Liberal Government

For the last issue of 2015 we asked organizations and individuals to reflect on the impact the new Liberal Government could have on the health of Canadians.

We invited health promoters and health organizations to send us their thoughts on the following questions: What will the change in government mean to health promotion and public health in Canada?  What are the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead?


Contents

Falls from Ladders: A Seasonal Hazard

Contents

I Introduction
II Not Our Typical Fallers
III A Campaign for Change
IV Key Prevention Messages and Resources
V Conclusion
VI References

--Submitted by Stephanie Cowle, Ontario Injury Prevention Resource Centre (OIPRC)

I Introduction

A Provincial Scan of Municipal Alcohol Policies – Quantitative Results

Contents

I Introduction
II Methods
III Results
IV Discussion
V Conclusion
VI Resources
VII References

-- Submitted by Jason LeMar, Health Promotion Consultant – Alcohol Policy, Health Promotion Capacity Building, Public Health Ontario and Gobinaa Manoharan, Product Development Advisor, Health Promotion Capacity Building, Public Health Ontario (former)

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