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To celebrate the 500th issue of the Ontario Health Promotion Email Bulletin we offered our readers a chance to win a $50 gift certificate for Chapters by telling us about a unique experience they had with the OHPE bulletin. Three contestants were randomly chosen from eligible submissions, and we are happy to congratulate Dana Boyd, Corinne Radake, and Kevin Willison for winning our first ever prize draw!

In today's feature article, OHPE Celebrates 500 Issues, new features editor Bonnie Heath shares some highlights from your contest entries. As she notes, we all send heartfelt thanks to those who took the time to tell us their stories. We've enjoyed reading them very much and are only sorry that we didn't have space to print all of them!


New Report--Protecting our Future: How Selected OCED Countries Govern Environmental Health Threats to Children


The Applied Research and Analysis Directorate is pleased to announce the release of this research project led by Dr. Robert W. Armstrong of the British Columbia's Children and Women's Hospital and Health Centre.

The objective of this research was to review, evaluate and synthesize how other Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) countries have developed, implemented and monitored the effectiveness of regulation aimed at protecting children from environmental hazards.

New Website--International Harm Reduction Association


The new website at includes the latest news from the International Harm Reduction Association (IHRA), the regional harm reduction networks and the global harm reduction movement. There is also information about IHRA, its partners and projects, as well as the most up-to-date information on the 18th International Conference for the Reduction of Drug Related Harm (Warsaw, Poland, May 13-17) and other important events around the world.

Now Available--Chronic Disease Prevention Alliance of Canada Call to Action


Issued at the 2nd national conference of CDPAC in November 2006, this document calls on all levels of government, communities and individuals in Canada to work together to prevent devastating increases in chronic disease and urges concrete actions to address the social and environmental determinants of health.  It calls for tangible changes to address poverty and other social determinants of health, make our communities and schools healthier and implement public policies that will improve prevention and the health of Canadians.  The Call to Action reflects strong themes from the conference


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