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The Institute of Medicine was established by the National Academy of Sciences in 1970 to examine policy matters pertaining to the health of the public. It has conducted a number of studies which have implications for health promotion including studies on school health, health communication, tobacco, nutrition, and, most recently, health literacy. Further information can be obtained from its website.
-- by Alison Stirling, Ontario Prevention Clearinghouse (OPC), and Kevin Churchill, County of Lambton Community Health Services
This collaboration is a result of the combination of two initiatives. Alison was working on updating OPC's 1994 publication on health promotion training and OHPE Bulletins on the topic from 1998; Kevin was gathering information on the same subject for Health Promotion Ontario to post on the careers section of the ALPHA web site.
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If you have a resource or point of view to add to this article, let us know by writing to [email protected]. More information on our Letters to the Editor column can be found in the OHPE News section of OHPE 268.0 (http://www.ohpe.ca/ebulletin/ ViewAnnouncements.cfm?ISSUE_ID=268&startrow=1).