Healthy Public Policy

Shifting the focus for a healthier population: How provinces are using a whole-of-government approach to tackle the determinants of health


I Introduction
II Whole-of-government approaches to health promotion
III Provincial and territorial initiatives
IV The need to step it up

--submitted by John G. Abbott, CEO, Health Council of Canada

I Introduction

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.

Teleconference Material

Situating the Why of an Approach to Healthy Public Policy, and Offering an Example of a How


I Introduction
II An approach to addressing healthy public policy
III Method for synthesizing knowledge relating to public policies
IV Workshops and conclusion

--submitted by Michael Keeling National Collaborating Centre for Healthy Public Policy

I Introduction

James Joyce’s To Do List

Online Resources Related to Feature 693

Ontario Chronic Disease Prevention Alliance Resources

Ontario Chronic Disease Prevention Alliance (OCDPA) is dedicated to improving the health of all Ontarians. The Alliance envisions communities where population and individual health are supported by healthy societal conditions, public policies, and personal behaviours.  OCDPA resources include:

Part I: Looking forward / looking back – reflections from across the province and the country on the year that was, and what lies in store

I Introduction
II Good King Wenceslas: An Annotated Carol for the 2010 Season
III Is the Renaissance of Health Promotion at Hand?
IV Public Health Agency of Canada – Canadian Best Practices Portal for Health Promotion and Chronic Disease Prevention
V 100 Years of Public Health
VI Canadian Virtual Health Promotion – Marketing Risk Reduction or Collaborative Action?
VII  Reflections on Behaviour Change and Interventions that Work

I Introduction

New Report: Senate Subcommittee on Population Health

The Senate Subcommittee on Population Health released its final report, which focuses on health disparities: A Healthy, Productive Canada: A Determinant Of Health Approach.

From the news release:

Public Health Goals for Canada

 The main website supporting the public health goals consultation process includes background reports and the consultation workbook.

Public Health Agency of Canada

130 Colonnade Road
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Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0K9

1015 Arlington Street
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3E 3R2
 Focussed on more effective efforts to prevent chronic diseases, like cancer and heart disease, prevent injuries and respond to public health emergencies and infectious disease outbreaks, the Public Health Agency of Canada works closely with provinces and territories to keep Canadians healthy and help reduce pressures on the health care system.

Health Goals: Coming Soon to a Canada Near You

I Introduction
II Past Processes
III Current Process
IV Conclusion

--by Connie Clement, Executive Director, Ontario Prevention Clearinghouse

I Introduction

By this time next year, Canada should have new public health goals approved at the Federal level.

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