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February 2nd, 2007, will mark the 500th issue of the Ontario Health Promotion Email Bulletin! To celebrate, we are offering our readers a chance to win a $50 gift certificate for Chapters. Three winners will be randomly chosen. All you have to do is send us a short (1 or 2 paragraphs) email about a unique experience you have had with the OHPE bulletin. For example, tell us how it changed the way you worked in some way; about a specific issue or feature that you found particularly helpful or provocative, and why; a story about how/when you discovered the bulletin.

We are looking forward to your responses!

Please include your contact information in the email. Multiple stories are welcome, but each person will only be entered into the
draw once. Employer/organization must be willing to verify that contest registrant works or volunteers in a capacity related to health promotion. Contest open to Ontario residents only. Entrants may be contacted for permission to post their story at

Last week, we summarized some of the behind-the-scenes work at OHPE, some comings and goings in the field, and provided a handy list of all the feature articles from 2006. This week, we asked you to reflect on 2006 and look to the year ahead. Here are your responses


Looking Back and Looking Ahead in Health Promotion


I Introduction
II Connie Clement, Executive Director, Ontario Prevention Clearinghouse
III Jane Bellman, Manager, Nutrition Resource Centre. Ontario Public Health Association
IV  Marilyn Pope, Research Officer, Ontario Tobacco Research Unit
V Pamela Benson, Manager, FOCUS Resource Centre
VI Alison Stirling, Health Promotion Information Specialist, Health Promotion Affiliate of the Canadian Health Network, Ontario Prevention Clearinghouse
VII Larry Hershfield, Manager, The Health Communication Unit, Centre for Health Promotion, University of Toronto
VIII Conclusion

Health Canada Headlines for December 2006


1. Minister Clement Appoints Two New Members to the Canadian Institutes of Health Research Governing Council
2. Canada's New Government announces a President, Chairperson, and Board of Directors for Assisted Human Reproduction Canada
3. Canada's New Government Releases Federal Report on Comparable Health Indicators 2006
4. Minister Clement Announces Awareness Campaign to Reduce Children's Exposure to Second-Hand Smoke
5. $1B Hepatitis C Compensation Agreement Completed and Now Proceeds to Courts
6. New Pesticide Regulations to Protect Canadians

Now Available--New Making the Case Workshop and Resources from The Health Communication Unit


We are pleased to offer a redesigned Making the Case Workshop that will
address the needs of a wide range of audiences and experiences (small
and large organizations; health and community service providers).  The
model has been reorganized around a small number of key practical
decisions such as "who" will make the case, rather than a series of
steps to follow. The course materials retain previous information about
key audiences such as municipal decision-makers and various ways to
present cases, and will continue to grow with participant input.


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