Priority Populations, Children 0 -12, Youth 13-19, Adults 20-55, Senior / Elders 55+, Women, Men, Aboriginal People, People with HIV/AIDS, Visible Minority Groups, Multi-Cultural Communities, Francophone, People in Remote, Rural Northern Communities, Disabled, Homeless

Canadian Institute for Health Information

Canadian Institute for Health Information is an independent, not-for-profit organization that provides essential data and analysis on Canada’s health system and the health of Canadians. CIHI tracks data in many areas, thanks to information supplied by hospitals, regional health authorities, medical practitioners and governments. Other sources provide further data to help inform CIHI’s in-depth analytic reports. The CIHI website includes research and reports, data and standards at http://secure.cihi.ca/cihiweb/splash.html.

Ontario Rural Council

The Ontario Rural Council acts as a catalyst for rural dialogue, collaboration, action and advocacy, and offers a vital venue for the province's collective rural voice. Individually, each of TORC’s members shares a commitment to healthy, vibrant rural communities, businesses and organizations. Collectively, it identifies and discusses complex rural issues through a collaborative approach that ultimately serves to strengthen the rural voice in Ontario and communicates to the province's policy- and decision-makers.

Gateway Rural Health Research Institute

The Gateway Rural Health Research Institute is the brainchild of a group of residents and healthcare professionals in a rural Ontario community in Huron County who propose to create a centre to research healthcare issues in rural populations, the first community-driven rural research centre in Canada. Most of healthcare-related research conducted in Canada and elsewhere is based on results of surveys taken of test populations close to large urban medical centres of learning or practice, with projections of results for rural sector populations.

Online Documents Related to Feature 638

Ontario’s Action Plan for Healthy Eating and Active Living is available on the Ontario Ministry of Health Promotion’s website at http://www.mhp.gov.on.ca/english/health/HEAL/actionplan-EN.pdf.

Small Towns: Big Impact. Selected Findings from the Ontario Trillium Foundation’s Research into Grantmaking in Small Ontario Communities 2007 is available at http://www.trilliumfoundation.org/cms/en/html/sm_towns_grantmaking07.asp....

Health Promotion in Rural Ontario--Tell Us Your Story

Contents

I Introduction
II Gateway Rural Health Research Institute
III The Ontario Rural Council
IV What’s Your Story?

-- submitted by Robb MacDonald, consultant, The Health Communications Unit

I Introduction

Nutrition Resource Centre

c/o Ontario Public Health Association
700 Lawrence Avenue West, Suite 310
Toronto, ON M6A 3B4
Tel: (416) 367-3313 x247 (Toll-free 1-800-267-6817 x 247)
Fax: (416) 367-2844
[email protected]
http://www.nutritionrc.ca

The Nutrition Resource Centre website includes resources, programs, a list serv, and news and events.

For more information contact Lee Rysdale, MEd, RD, Program Coordinator, Nutrition Resource Centre, at the coordinates above.

NutriSTEP® (Nutrition Screening Tool for Every Preschooler)

NutriSTEP® (Nutrition Screening Tool for Every Preschooler) is a fast and simple way to assess eating habits and identify nutrition problems early in young children 3–5 years of age. The NutriSTEP® questionnaire includes 17 items covering: food and nutrient intake, physical growth, developmental and physical capabilities, physical activity, food security and the feeding environment.

Validity Project Program & Resources

Hear Me, Understand Me, Support Me: What Young Women Want You to Know about Depression explores the diverse challenges that young women experience in relation to depression; prevention strategies; healthy helping relationships; the dos and don’ts of working with young women; and referrals and resources that can provide more information.

The VALIDITY♀ Project launches the new Girls Talk Program Guide in Fall 2009

Contents

I Introduction – What is the VALIDITY♀ Project?
II Girls Talk: A Program that Aims to Prevent Depression in Young Women from CAMH
III Project Resources for Providers
IV Lessons Learned

--submitted by Cathy Thompson, Project Lead, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH)

I Introduction– What is the VALIDITY♀ Project?

Web Resources Related to Obesity and the Impact of Marketing on Children: Developing an Intersectoral Policy Consensus Conference (OHPE 626)

The Policy Consensus Conference materials are available on the Chronic Disease Prevention Alliance of Canada (CDPAC) website including the consensus statement and the Healthy Weights for Healthy Kids report by the Standing Committee on Health, March 2007. Available at http://www.cdpac.ca/content.php?doc=107.

The Chronic Disease Prevention Alliance of Canada (CDPAC) Position Statement on Obesity and the Impact of Marketing on Children is available on the CDPAC website at http://www.cdpac.ca/content.php?doc=133.

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