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CPHA: Launch - 3rd Edition of Health Promotion in Canada

Edmonton, Alberta
June 11, 2012

The Third Edition of Health Promotion in Canada has just been released by Canadian Scholars’ Press. This edition maintains the critical perspective of the previous two editions but focuses largely on health promotion practice with several new elements including chapters on approaching health promotion though issues, population groups, settings and different areas of practice as well as new chapters on theory, ethics, health inequalities, professionalization and Aboriginal health. In addition, chapters remaining from the second edition have been significantly updated. The book concludes with an analysis of the past and future of health promotion by the Editors and a future-oriented Afterword by Ilona Kickbusch. More information on the book can be obtained on the publisher’s website ( where it can also be ordered.

The book with be launched on Monday, June 11 immediately following a pre-conference workshop at the CPHA Conference in Edmonton organized by the editors of the book (see names below). The workshop on the “Future of Health Promotion in Canada” will take place between 1-4pm and the launch from 4-5pm. The pre-conference workshop is described on p.10 of the preliminary program for the Conference ( and it is possible to register for this event on the conference website.

We hope that you will be able to attend both the workshop and the launch.

Irv Rootman, Sophie Dupéré, Ann Pederson and Michel O’Neill