Healthy Public Policy

Food Biotechnology: Public Health Issues

I Introduction

II The Formation of the OPHA Food Biotechnology Workgroup

III Development of a position paper

IV Position paper findings

V Action and next steps

This bulletin was prepared by the Ontario Public Health Association's (OPHA) Food Biotechnology Workgroup.

Deceptive Cigarette Labelling

I Introduction

II Background

III National Cancer Institute Report

IV Ministerial Advisory Council on Tobacco Control Report

V References

- submitted by the Ontario Tobacco Research Unit

Promoting Healthy Policy Decisions: Can the Focus be Improved?

I Introduction

II Factors Affecting the Capacity of Health Promotion to Influence Decision Makers

i Position of Health Promotion Within the Health Sector

ii Breadth of Health Promotion: A 'beautiful curse'

iii 'Bureaucrats in Advocate's Clothing'

iv Lack of a Citizen Constituency Mobilized for Health Promotion

III Suggestions for Influence

IV References

The following is an abridged version of a presentation by Brian Hyndman at the Second International Symposium on the Effectiveness of Health Promotion, Toronto, Ontario, May 29, 2001.

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Bureaucratic logic in new social movement clothing: the limits of health promotion research

Type of Resource: Article
Source: (1991) in Health Promotion International 4 (2), 282
Author: Stevenson, M.H. and Burke, M.

Taking Action on Alcohol-related Problems in the Workplace: Lessons Learned

I Introduction

II The role of workplace policies

III A comprehensive approach

IV Lessons from the field

This is an excerpt from a forthcoming publication of the Alcohol Policy Network entitled Let's Take Action on Alcohol Problems in the Workplace, a practical guide to policy development for employers, employees and others concerned about health, safety and liability. The full report, written by Brian Hyndman and others, includes

* a discussion of the role of policy in preventing alcohol problems affecting the workplace;

* a 7-step process for developing workplace alcohol policies;

* practical tips and suggestions for effective policy development based on discussions with colleagues in the field;

* a policy tool kit and three checklists to help readers evaluate the process, content and implementation of their policy; and

* a list of key contacts and resources, including a sample workplace substance abuse prevention policy.

The report will be posted on in January 2002. For the readers of the OHPE Bulletin, we present here the section on "Lessons from the field" as well as a selection of resources to help with policy implementation.

Special thanks to Ana Almeida for her assistance in editing this special issue of the OHPE bulletin. For more information, please contact Paula Neves, Project Manager, Alcohol Policy Network, Ontario Public Health Association, 416-367-3313 x27 or [email protected].

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Inner-City Health Care

Type of Resource: Article
Source: Annals of Internal Medicine 15 March 1997. 126:485-490
Author: American College of Physicians position paper

Position Paper on Second Hand Smoke & Indoor Air Quality

Type of Resource: Report
Source: OMA November, 1996
Author: Ontario Medical Association

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