II Development and structure of the report
III Reducing the prevalence of cancer risk factors and exposures at the system level
IV Key findings and opportunities
V How the report can be used
Submitted by Maria Chu, Senior Policy Specialist, and Caroline Silverman, Lead, Population Health and Prevention, Cancer Care Ontario
The South West Local Health Integration Network (LHIN), is one of 14 local organizations that have been created in Ontario to plan, coordinate and fund local health services, including hospitals, community care access centres (CCACs), long-term care homes, community health centres (CHCs), community support service agencies, and mental health and addictions agencies. The office of the South West LHIN is located in London, Ontario.
I Introduction II The Take 5 Program III Piloting Take 5 IV Evaluating Take 5 V Learning From Take 5 VI Next Steps VII References
--by Lise Smedmor, MEd, RD, Communication Consultant to the Nutrition Resource Centre's *Take 5: 5-10 a day, your way* Transition Project
Based on the report, "Evaluation of a Vegetable and Fruit Behavioural Intervention: *Take 5: 5-10 a day...your way* Results from Twelve Pilot Sites in Ontario" prepared by Myrna Wright and Melody Roberts, Cancer Care Ontario, and Harry Cummings and Associates
"In December of 1999 the Prevention Unit within the Division of Preventive Oncology at Cancer Care Ontario (CCO) put out a request for proposals for a review of the literature on nutrition interventions and the primary prevention of cancer. The purpose of this review is to recommend best practices to support planning for food and nutrition interventions in the areas of programming, policy and media.
1639 Yonge Street Toronto, Ontario M4T 2W6 Tel: (416) 488-5400 or toll-free at 1 800 268-8874 Fax: (416) 488-2872 "The Canadian Cancer Society is a national, community-based organization of volunteers whose mission is the eradication of cancer and the enhancement of the quality of life of people living with cancer." [from Our mission, vision and values, http://www.cancer.ca/ccs/internet/standard/0,2939,3543_427280__langId-en,00.html].
The Cancer Quality Council of Ontario has published the proceedings from its first annual signature event on quality improvement in colorectal cancer. The event, held in June 2003, consisted of a working meeting that brought together clinical practice leaders, policy makers, health care administrators managers, patient advocates and patients to focus on quality improvement strategies for the control of colorectal cancer. A major focus of the meeting was the significant gains that could be achieved through screening and early detection of this disease.