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In April and May of 2003, CLICK4HP contributors discussed their favourite health promotion texts. We've rounded up their recommendations and refer you to the listserv archives for their detailed and personal comments:; search for "favourite hp text." We also suggest visiting Reviews of Health Promotion and Education Online,, for their section "My five favorite resources in health promotion/health education" and the Definitions and Key Papers section of the Ontario Prevention Clearinghouse's health promotion hotlinks at

This week we have a different take on our annual year in review article. Larry Hershfield writes about looking forward, long-term thinking, and the Library of the Future: "Imagine reviewing, at reasonable, long-term intervals, the promises, predictions, and assurances we hear every day from politicians, businessmen, environmentalists, and, yes, health promoters. Imagine being accountable for your predictions." And in our resources message, we present a round up of favourite health promotion texts that appeared in a CLICK4HP discussion last year.

If you have a resource or point of view to add to this article or resource message, let us know by writing to More information on our Letters to the Editor column can be found in the OHPE News section of OHPE 268.0 ( ViewAnnouncements.cfm?ISSUE_ID=268&startrow=1).


National Eating Disorder Information Centre Fundraising Drive


The National Eating Disorder Information Centre, is currently holding a fundraising drive.

For a minimum donation of $25.00, you will receive a tax receipt and a gift package including a T-shirt (choice of s, m, l, xl, xxl, xxxl), five postcards, a bookmark, and a magnet--each with a beautiful picture and our slogan, "Celebrating our Natural Sizes." The packages are beautifully wrapped in cellophane and ribbon and have a gift card attached.

If you would be interested in making a donation, receiving a gift package and tax receipt, and supporting our work, please contact Karin Davis, Project Coordinator at

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Call For Presentations: Pro Walk/Pro Bike 2004


The National Center for Bicycling & Walking (NCBW) is now soliciting presentation proposals for Pro Walk/Pro Bike 2004, the 13th International Symposium on Bicycling and Walking, to be held September 7-10, 2004, in Victoria, British Columbia. The theme of Pro Walk/Pro Bike 2004 is "Creating Active Communities" through bicycling and walking. The goal is to give participants the tools to make it happen.

Under this theme, there are many possibilities for contributions from a wide variety of participants. To this end, we have created a set of five major sub-themes: 1. Creating active community partnerships, 2. Crafting active community policies and plans, 3. Developing active community programs, 4. Building facilities for active communities, and 5. Creating the provincial/state/national context. Within these sub-themes, we will accept proposals to do sessions on a range of topics, most of which will fall into the following categories: Best practices, Common roadblocks and urban myths, "How-to's", Case studies, and Research/evaluation.

Applicants may also choose among a variety of presentation approaches, including panel discussions, lectures--both long and short--and participatory workshops.

Those interested in submitting a proposal should use our online presentation proposal form at Submissions will be accepted until February 15, 2004. Submissions will be reviewed by a panel of experts, and successful applicants will be notified by April 1, 2004. Presenters will then have until June 1st to submit final presentation information in order to have their submissions included in the Conference book and on the conference web site program listing.

For more information concerning Pro Walk/Pro Bike 2004 presentations, contact

John Williams

Pro Walk/Pro Bike 2004 Program Coordinator

Tel: (406) 543-8113

New Issue of Shift from the Centre for Health Promotion Studies


In this issue

* The Price of Homelessness, George Kelly, Edmonton Inner City Housing Society

* Social Inequities Compound Health Care Issues, Pieter de Vos, Boyle McCauley Health Centre

* Finding My Way Out, Charlene, Edmonton resident

* Homeless, a poem by Betty Nordin

Please visit our Web site and follow the link to download a PDF version of the newsletter (Volume 6 Issue 1 Fall 2003):

Brigit's Notes December 2003


This free, monthly, bilingual e-mail bulletin highlights news and issues in women's health on the Canadian Women's Health Network web site.

This month in Brigit's Notes we feature

1. "The True Name of Her Condition"

2. Women's Health Indicators Project

3. Healthy Living Symposium

4. Best Start Annual Conference

5. Abuse at St.-Charles-Borromee

6. Hepatitis A associated with green onions in the U.S.

7. Health Canada announces funding for a multi-jurisdictional primary health care initiative

8. The Impact of Poverty on Health--A Scan of Research Literature

9. The Canadian Health Network's December features

10. Featured Website: National Aboriginal Women's Association

11. Women's Safety Awards 2004

12. Find women's health information on the Canadian Health Network

Brigit's Notes helps individuals and organizations keep current on women's health. It links to What's Hot on our site, which is updated weekly with new resources, research, links to women's health organizations, hot news, and more.

You will have received your copy of Brigit's Notes already if you are a subscriber. If you want to subscribe, please email a message to

Brigit's Notes is a project supported by the Canadian Health Network. The CWHN is the Women's Affiliate of the CHN.

OHPE Looks Ahead: A Library for the Future


I Introduction

II "Slower/Better"

III Library Holdings

IV Conclusion

V References

--by Larry Hershfield, Manager, The Health Communication Unit, with the assistance of the OHPE Editorial and Management Team

If you have a resource or point of view to add to this article, let us know by writing to More information on our Letters to the Editor column can be found in the OHPE News section of OHPE 268.0 ( ViewAnnouncements.cfm?ISSUE_ID=268&startrow=1).


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