Action Areas, Strengthen community action, Healthy Public Policy, Create Supportive Environments, Develop Personal Skills, Health Reform

Part I: Looking forward / looking back – reflections from across the province and the country on the year that was, and what lies in store

I Introduction
II Good King Wenceslas: An Annotated Carol for the 2010 Season
III Is the Renaissance of Health Promotion at Hand?
IV Public Health Agency of Canada – Canadian Best Practices Portal for Health Promotion and Chronic Disease Prevention
V 100 Years of Public Health
VI Canadian Virtual Health Promotion – Marketing Risk Reduction or Collaborative Action?
VII  Reflections on Behaviour Change and Interventions that Work

I Introduction

Organizations and Programs Related to Feature 687

Grandmothers to Grandmothers Campaign

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

Building international solidarity in the fight to turn the tide of HIV/AIDS in Africa: Grandmothers lead the way


I Introduction
II Grand hopes from two shores
III An intergenerational appeal
IV Conclusion

-- submitted by Peggy Edwards

Get Kids in the Kitchen with the 2010 EatRight Ontario Kids Recipe Challenge

Deadline December 3, 2010

Are you working with children to get them interested in nutritious food and healthy eating?  Here’s a great opportunity to help those young chefs explore their creativity in the kitchen. Join us for the 2010 EatRight Ontario Kids Recipe Challenge.

Who can enter: Ontario students in grades 1 to 6.

What to do: Have students create an original, kid-friendly recipe for either school day lunches or after school snacks.
Recipes will be judged on

Online Resources Related to Feature Article 665, Generic Drug Pricing in Canada

Canada’s First Ministers established the Health Council of Canada in the 2003 Accord on Health Care Renewal and enhanced its role in the 2004 10-Year Plan to Strengthen Health Care. The Health Council reports on the progress of health care renewal, on the health status of Canadians, and on the health outcomes of our system. Its goal is to provide a system-wide perspective on health care reform for the Canadian public, with particular attention to accountability and transparency.

Generic drug pricing in Canada

I What are generic drugs?
II Why are generic drugs an issue now?
III Six critical factors
IV How can we fix this?

Submitted by John G. Abbott, CEO, Health Council of Canada

I What are generic drugs?

A generic drug is a drug which is produced and distributed without patent protection. These drugs have the same medicinal ingredients as the original brand-name products, but may contain different non-medicinal ingredients.  

Health Equity Survey: A Request to Share Knowledge, Experience and Expertise

This survey, funded by Echo:  Improving Women’s Health in Ontario is part of a project called “Making Gender-Based and Equity-Assisting Frameworks Accessible: Knowledge Translation Strategies for Ontario's Healthcare Professionals”. Please take 15 minutes and fill it out.  

Public Health Inspector, KFL&A Public Health


Kingston, Ontario

Deadline July 17, 2009

Program: Environmental Health

Position Summary:

To carry out a general public health inspection program in a designated area through enforcement of the Health Protection and Promotion Act, and the Regulation made thereunder and other relevant legislation. To provide services required under Part VIII of the Building Code and the Regulations made thereunder.


Financial Analyst, South West Local Health Integration Network

London, Ontario

Deadline July 10, 2009

The South West Local Health Integration Network (LHIN), is one of 14 local organizations that have been created in Ontario to plan, coordinate and fund local health services, including hospitals, community care access centres (CCACs), long-term care homes, community health centres (CHCs), community support service agencies, and mental health and addictions agencies. The office of the South West LHIN is located in London, Ontario.

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