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

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The People’s Food Policy Project

The People’s Food Policy Project website includes information about the project, resources and a mailing list. The ten themed policy discussion papers are available at The detailed Kitchen Table Talk participation guide is available at


This coalition has set up an online declaration in support of advocacy.

The People’s Food Policy Project--Health Promotion in Action


I Introduction
II What is the People’s Food Policy Project?
III Why the People’s Food Policy?
V Food Sovereignty – A Way Forward
VI Health Promotion – Enabling Citizens to shape Programs and Policy
VII Citizen Engagement – Theory and Tools for Increasing Citizen Control
VIII The People’s Food Policy Project – Citizens Engaging Citizens in Policy Development
IX Conclusion

--submitted by Amanda Sheedy, National Coordinator, The People’s Food Policy Project,

Online Resources Related to Feature 676

Use of Social Media for Health Promotion: An Overview of the Evidence-Webinar Preparation and Discussion

This event archive includes the following:

Educational Opportunities Related to Feature 676

Overview of New Media Workshop

The Health Communication Unit, in partnership with Health Nexus, developed a workshop to explore social media and discuss information and ideas about a wide range of social media tools. These tools can help make health promotion work more effective, easier, and possibly even more fun including blogs, wikis, YouTube, Face book, instant messaging, Survey Monkey, online conferencing or Google's wide array of online tools.

Social Media Overview

I        Canadians are online: retrieving and creating online content
II       What is social media?
III      The impact of social media
IV      Health promotion in a social media world
V       The role of social media in behavior change
VI      Overview of social media tools
VII     Conclusion

Online Resources Related to Features 663 & 674

The Canadian Council on Learning website is still available at  The site includes information on health literacy including a map on healthy literacy in Canada and Health Literacy in Canada report.

The International Adult Literacy and Skills Survey (IALSS), Report summary from ABC Canada Literacy Foundation is available online at

Plain English Bootcamp: Part II – Tips for improving understanding of written materials


I Introduction
II Plain English to the rescue
III Plan Ahead: Know who you are targeting and why
IV Here’s the drill…
V Practice makes perfect

Submitted by Carolyn Wilby, Clear Language @ Work Inc.

Part I of this plain language series, Health literacy and clear writing go hand in hand – Make the connection between literacy level and plain English, defined plain language and demonstrated how the theory can be put into practice. You can read it on this site at at

Print Resources Related to Features 663 & 674

Health Literacy from A to Z: Practical Ways to Communicate Your Health Message, by Helen Osborne (2005,) includes key principles and strategies of effective health communications.

More information is available at the publisher's website:

Organizations Related to Features 663 & 674

Canadian Public Health Association provides a plain language service for health professionals, voluntary sector organizations, government departments and the private sector:

Clear Language @ Work Inc provides plain language services and resources including tips and a plain language online thesaurus:

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