Settings, Health/Social Services, Community, Family/Home, Education/Schools, Workplace, Enforcement/Justice, Leisure

Organization and Program Resources Related to Feature 728

The Program Training and Consultation Centre is a resource centre of the Smoke-Free Ontario Strategy. More information available at

Media Advocacy and the Public Health Professional


I Introduction
II The power of the media to support social change
III Media Advocacy and Community Engagement
IV Planning for Media Advocacy
V The Media Advocacy Plan
VI Framing For Access and Content
VII Conclusion

--Submitted by Jason Chapman, Media and Communications Coordinator (Tobacco Control), Media Network / PTCC, Tara Maher, Media and Communications Coordinator (Healthy Eating, Active Living), Media Network / PTCC, and Steven Savvaidis, Manager, PTCC

Organization and Program Resources Related to Feature 722

The Ontario Hospital Association uses advocacy, education and partnerships to build a strong, innovative and sustainable health care system for all Ontarians. Over the years, the OHA has influenced and helped shape health care policy in Ontario:

Technology innovation is a game changer in health care delivery


I Introduction
II Using wireless for patient monitoring
III Collaboration
IV The human factor
V New learning paradigms
VI Social Media
VII What next?

--submitted by Tom Closson, Ontario Hospital Association

I Introduction

Online Resources Related to Feature 714

Smoking and the Bottom Line: Updating the Costs of Smoking in the Workplace outlines the costs of tobacco use to employers and makes the business case for helping employees quit. Developed by the Conference Board of Canada.

Building on our Gains, Taking Action Now:  Ontario’s Tobacco Control Strategy for 2011 – 2016. Report from the Tobacco Strategy Advisory Group.  October 2010.

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

Online Resources Related to Feature 713

June Holley’s network weaver website explores the key dynamics in creating healthy communities. June has been weaving economic and community networks for more than 25 years. Her website includes network services, training centre, resources, a blog, and the paper Building Smart Communities through Network Weaving which investigates building sustainable communities through improving their connectivity.  She also talks about weaving people, ideas and projects on YouTube at

Network Mapping for Ontario’s Healthy Communities Partnerships


I What is network mapping?
II Project background and context
III Steps for Healthy Communities Partnerships to create a network map
IV Results: trends and patterns in the Healthy Communities Partnerships’ network maps
V Conclusion

--submitted by Robyn Kalda, Health Nexus

I What is network mapping?

Network mapping is also known as social network analysis.

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


Organizations and Programs Related to Feature 705

Program Training and Consultation Centre

The Program Training and Consultation Centre offers many downloadable resources on tobacco and second-hand smoke.

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