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This week in OHPE 391.1, we have some Coming and Goings, some Letters to the Editor, and a special request for letters from you for our Year in Review article!

Year round, 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

We look forward to hearing from you!


The Joy Luck Women's Project: Building Capacity--Focus Group Meeting


South Riverdale Community Health Centre, 955 Queen Street East (at Carlaw)

12:30 to 4:00 p.m.

All community service providers who are working with Vietnamese, Filipino, Hindi, Urdu, Tamil women are cordially invited to a focus group meeting for your insight on promoting breast health in the Asian Community.


* Identify and develop strategies to meet Asian women's needs in breast health

New Resource--Good Policy, Good Health: An Information and Action Kit for Women in Coastal Communities


Nova Scotia Women's Fishnet is pleased to announce that the revised and updated second edition of Good Policy, Good Health is now available! This practical tool makes the link between policy and health and helps women take action in their community and beyond. Good Policy, Good Health

* uses examples from fisheries, employment, and other policies that affect coastal communities to help women see the connections between public policy and their own lives;

* contains exercises and activities to define health and policy and make connections between them'

* offers clear and concrete advice for moving from thought to action on issues that affect women and their communities;

* gives clear directions on how to take action and how to lobby;

* includes advice for group facilitators on how to use the kit effectively; and

* provides background information on the fisheries issues it addresses.

Good Policy, Good Health comes shrink-wrapped and ready to be inserted into your own binder, including cover and spine inserts. All of the materials have been designed to be easy to read, use, and photocopy. The cost is $35 per copy plus $10 postage and handling and can be ordered from

Nova Scotia Women's FishNet

c/o CRIAW-Nova Scotia

PO Box 29087

RPO Halifax Shopping Centre

Halifax, NS B3L 4T8

We're hoping to have the kit available soon in CD format and also put it online at the Health Promotion Clearinghouse (

[Source: CLICK4HP,]

New Report--Invisible Victims: The Children of Women in Prison


Ontario's children with a mother in prison are well hidden in our society and research suggests they are the "collateral casualties" of a system that does not recognize that most women in prison are mothers. In this forceful report, Alison Cunningham and Linda Baker of London's Centre for Children and Families in the Justice System shed light on the lives of these children and propose urgently needed strategies--big and small--to bring them out of the shadows and into our thinking.

To read the full report, visit

[Source: Voices for Children E-bulletin]

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