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This week in OHPE 373.1 we have Comings and Goings from the Ontario Prevention Clearinghouse, Toronto Public Health, the Ontario Public Health Association, and the non-profit sector.

Send us your news or comments! We welcome your feedback on our feature articles, news about old colleagues and new colleagues, and comments on our newsletter and searchable database of health promotion information. Read our complete submission guidelines at and write to

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Best Practices at Home & Abroad: Making Health Promotion Decisions for the Best Results


8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Alumni Hall, Victoria College, University of Toronto, 91 Charles Street West (approximately opposite ROM)

The Centre for Health Promotion (University of Toronto) invites you to attend this event.

* Participate in a workshop with Jan Ritchie (Australia)

* The case of the lawnmower for promoting health in Vanuatu: health promotion principles and cultural sensitivity

* Hear what's happening provincially, nationally, and internationally

New Book--Social Determinants of Health: Canadian Perspectives


General editor, Dennis Raphael

Foreword by Hon. Roy J. Romanow, P.C., O.C, Q.C.

Uniting top academics and high profile experts from across the country, this contributed volume is the first of its kind published in Canada. It summarizes how socio-economic factors affect the health of Canadians, surveys the current state of eleven social determinants of health across Canada, and provides an analysis of how these determinants affect Canadians' health. In each case, the book explores what policy options would contribute to better health outcomes, and how to ensure that these options are pursued.

For additional information or to request a copy of the book for course consideration, please contact

Renee Knapp

Academic Marketing Manager

CSPI/Women's Press

180 Bloor Street West, Suite 801

Toronto, ON M5S 2V6

Tel: (416) 929-2774 x17

[Source: CLICK4HP,]

Health Canada Headlines for July 2004 and Spotlights for August 2004


Spotlights for August 2004

* International Youth Day (August 12)

* Clean air

* Aging and physical activity

Headlines for July 2004

1. Canada helps reduce HIV/AIDS vulnerability in Southeast Asia

For the most recent headlines from Health Canada, visit

[Source: Health Canada Digest,]

News from the Canadian Breast Cancer Network


* Call for Submissions: Fall 2004 Network News

The theme of the Fall 2004 Network News is Recurrent and Metastatic Breast Cancer. If you are interested in contributing an article, please contact CBCN Executive Director Jackie Manthorne at or call 1-800-685-8820 x222. Note that the deadline for reception of articles is August 26, 2004. A special note to anyone who already sent an article for this issue: due to a computer crash, at least two articles on metastatic breast cancer were lost. If you submitted an article, please resubmit it.

* CBCN Website Update

As the CBCN website moves closer to becoming a clearinghouse, we re always on the lookout for content. While all relevant content is welcome, we could use your help to find some of the specific information we are currently looking for. Send your information to

* If you run a breast cancer support group or session for young women, for lesbians, or for those with metastatic/advanced breast cancer, let us know about the group and how others can join.

* If you have produced or are working on a new breast cancer resource, send us the product description and order information.

* If you are looking on our website for a specific topic and not finding what you need, let us know.

[Source: CBCN Outreach,]

Call for Presenters--MBA V Symposium for Youth Development Workers in Sport and Recreation


Yes, it's that time of year again when you can submit to present at the MBA V Symposium for Youth Development Workers in Sport and Recreation. The event will be held November 16 to 18, 2004, in Barrie at the Kempenfelt Conference Centre. The online submission form and more information is available at

Note that the submission deadline is Monday, August 23. Presenters selected will be notified by the end of that month.

Canadian Health Network's Lineup for August 4, 2004


* It's all about you! A teen's guide to talking about sex--Before you get into a dating or sexual relationship, it's important to know what you want. The most important person to communicate with about sex is yourself

* West Nile and you: parents' questions answered--Follow a few simple steps to help protect your children from West Nile virus

* Smog and your health--Are you aware of the harmful effects of smog?

* Health events highlights--International Youth Day, International Day of the World's Indigenous People

[Source: CHN Healthlink,


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