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Health Ministers approve the Declaration on Prevention and Promotion and the FPT Framework for Action to Promote Healthy Weights

In September 2010 Canadas Federal, Provincial and Territorial Ministers of Health and of Health Promotion/Healthy Living adopted the Declaration on Prevention and Promotion: a written, public statement of vision to work together, and with others, to make the promotion of health and the prevention of disease, disability and injury a priority for action.

Through the Declaration, Ministers recognize that actions from within and outside government are necessary to ensure the conditions that determine our overall health. In addition, many of the pre-conditions required for good health lie outside the health sector, and are environmental, economic, educational and community based.                                                        

The following links went live on the PHAC website during the Health Ministers Meeting news conference:

Declaration Introduction: http://www.phac-aspc.gc.ca/hp-ps/hl-mvs/declaration/intro-eng.php
Declaration (full version): http://www.phac-aspc.gc.ca/hp-ps/hl-mvs/declaration/index-eng.php
Framework Overview: http://www.phac-aspc.gc.ca/hp-ps/hl-mvs/framework-cadre/intro-eng.php
Framework (full version): http://www.phac-aspc.gc.ca/hp-ps/hl-mvs/framework-cadre/index-eng.php

Links to these items in French can be found beginning at http://www.phac-aspc.gc.ca/hp-ps/hl-mvs/declaration/intro-fra.php.