Generic Strategies, Education [health,parenting etc], Communication, Organizational Development, Community Development, Policy Development, Advocacy, Intersectoral Collaboration, Self Help, Capacity Building, Internet & Online Communities, Social Marketing, Sustainability, Prevention

Letter from the Editors: October 2015 Federal Election Resources

Contents

I Introduction
II Official Election Site
III The Parties
IV News and Information Sources
V Polling Sites
VI  Issues and Advocacy
VII Events
VIII Hashtags
 

I Introduction

Here is our usual collection of election-related resources for health promoters. This time, we're running the feature a month before the October 19 federal election -- we'll add new items as they arise.

II Official Election Site

Ever wonder whether policy makes a difference? Conduct an evaluation to find out

Contents

I Introduction
II The Ten Steps
III Conclusion
IV References
V Additional Resources

--Submitted by Allison Meserve and Kim Bergeron, Health Promotion Consultants, Health Promotion Capacity Building Services at Public Health Ontario

I Introduction

Two Feature Articles: Using Science as a tool for Public Health Innovation and Systems Thinking: A Paradigm for Health Innovation

This week there are two feature articles, both by masters of public health students at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health at the University of Toronto: Systems Thinking: A Paradigm for Health Innovation by Anne Rucchetto and Using Science as a tool for Public Health Innovation by Akanksha Ganguly


Using Science as a tool for Public Health Innovation

Contents

Two Articles: Engaging communities in the design and use of their streets and Sexual health promotion for youth through telemedicine

Engaging communities in the design and use of their streets

Contents

I Introduction
II Turning transportation infrastructure into social infrastructure
III Small-scale changes, big health impact
IV Challenges and solutions
V Concluding thoughts
VI Resources            
VII References

--Submitted by Nadha Hassen

I Introduction

Going beyond demographics: self-efficacy as a pivotal determinant in health communication and social marketing campaigns

Contents

I Introduction
II Self-efficacy as pivotal determinant
III Self-efficacy in health communication and social marketing campaigns
IV Self-efficacy and physical activity
V Self-efficacy across lifespan
VI Conclusion

-- submitted by Sophie Rosa

I Introduction

A Framework for Developing Municipal Alcohol Policies

Contents

I Introduction
II Framework for Developing Municipal Alcohol Policies: Eight Steps
III Conclusion
IV Resources
V References

Submitted by Gobinaa Manoharan, Practicum Student, Health Promotion Capacity Building, Public Health Ontario

I Introduction

Best practices in social marketing among aboriginal peoples

Contents

I Summary
II Introduction
III Definition of social marketing
IV Methodology
V Key recommendations from the literature
VI Practical Implications
VII Assessment of the research base and directions for future research
VIII Conclusion
IX References and resources

Recruiting and Retaining Bilingual Staff

Submitted by Andrea Bodkin and Estelle Duchon, HC Link

I Introduction

II Background

III Recruiting bilingual staff

IV Retaining bilingual staff

V When bilingual staff leave

VI Case Study

VII References and further resources

 

WALK Friendly Ontario - Apply Now!

The application for designation as a WALK Friendly Community will remain open until September 30th 2014. Communities wishing to apply should click on the “Apply” tab at walkfriendly.ca, and follow the instructions to log in and create an account.

WALK Friendly Ontario is a recognition program that encourages municipalities to create and improve spaces and places to walk by awarding Bronze, Silver, Gold or Platinum designations.

Workshop: Evaluating Community Impact: Capturing and Making Sense of Community Outcomes

Winnipeg, Manitoba / Halifax, Nova Scotia
May 13-15, 2014 / June 2-4, 2014

I would like to invite you to take part in Evaluating Community Impact: Capturing and Making Sense of Community Outcomes, an interactive, three-day workshop designed for leaders who want to discover how to capture, understand, and measure community outcomes and the impact of change initiatives on communities. This workshop will be co-led by Liz Weaver and Mark Cabaj, in two different locations in 2014: Winnipeg, Manitoba and Halifax, Nova Scotia.

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