Issues, Active Living/Physical Activity, Food/Nutrition, Sexuality/Reproductive Health, Injury Prevention, Smoking/Tobacco, Substance Use/Abuse, Quality of Life, AIDS/HIV, Heart Disease, Cancer, Mental Health, Diseases/Conditions, Violence Prevention

Organization and Program Resources Related to Feature 720

Health Check website, at at, includes an overview of the program (text and video), nutrient criteria, resources, list of products and restaurants, tips and recipes, and dietitian blogs. Sign up for the healthy eating update. Follow us on twitter @HSFHealthCheck and on Youtube and Flickr.

The Importance of Progression in Exercise


I Introduction
II Five points to consider when addressing exercise
III Practical examples
IV Conclusion
V References

--Submitted by Elsbeth Vaino, Head trainer, Custom Strength

Windsor-Essex (W.E.) Can Quit: Helping Employees Quit Through the Workplace


I Introduction: Tobacco use in Ontario – Everyone’s business
II Tobacco use in Windsor-Essex County
III Windsor-Essex (W.E.) Can Quit: Workplace Smoking Cessation Pilot
IV Workplace Partnerships
V Program Implementation
VI Evaluation  
VII W.E. Can Quit Impact and Findings
VIII Implications
IX Next Steps

--Submitted by Shawna Scale, H.P. Specialist, Windsor-Essex County Health Unit

"Is It An Addiction?" - When Drinking Becomes a Problem

Toronto, Ontario
June 22, 2011


Date:  Wednesday, June 22, 2011
Location:  Toronto Botanical Gardens
777 Lawrence Avenue East (S/W Corner of Lawrence & Leslie), Toronto, ON
Time:  7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

- Open to the Public
- Free Parking Available
- No Admission Fee
- TTC Accessible

Local women design evidence-based smoking cessation programs for pregnant and post-partum women in their communities

Echo: Improving Women's Health in Ontario has just released five Echo Advances summarizing the adaptation of smoking cessation best practices for pregnant and post-partum women to local needs. 

You can read them at


STOP Program Opportunity for Ontario Smokers

Smokers from across Ontario once again have the opportunity to enroll in the STOP Program and receive nicotine replacement therapy (NRT), free of charge to help them in their attempt to quit smoking. In order to enroll, interested individuals will have to visit the STOP website, and simply follow the instructions. They will be required to read the consent form, provide their consent and complete a baseline questionnaire online. If they are deemed eligible they will be mailed 5 weeks of NRT to their mailing address (patches + gum and/or lozenges).

Reducing Harm from Alcohol through Taxation Policies

Reducing Harm from Alcohol through Taxation Policies

Submitted by Saghar Kari, Master of Public Health graduate student at the University of Saskatchewan, Jason LeMar, Coordinator, Alcohol Policy Network, Ontario Public Health Association, Benjamin Rempel, Manager, Alcohol Policy Network, Ontario Public Health Association

Edited by Dr. Gerald Thomas, Senior Policy and Research Analyst, Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse


I Introduction

II Research Based Evidence

Online Resources Related to Feature 709

Resources for Public Health Professionals

The Alcohol Policy Network website includes information for reducing harm from alcohol through alcohol policies. Its online services are devoted exclusively to Canadian alcohol policy issues. This site is designed to stimulate informed discussion about various aspects of alcohol policy, and to profile prevention efforts and successes of groups across Ontario.

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