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New Resources--Pathways to Policy Resources from the Canadian Partnership Against Cancer

The Canadian Partnership Against Cancer (the Partnership) is pleased to announce updated and new Pathways to Policy resources for built and food environment policy development and implementation! These resources highlight key lessons learned from the Partnership’s Coalitions Linking Action and Science for Prevention (CLASP) initiative projects that brought together multidisciplinary and multi-sectoral partnerships to catalyze the uptake of evidence-based cancer prevention policy. The Pathways to Policy resources describe the underlying critical success factors that emerged from CLASP work in two key areas.

Physical Activity & Built Environment
http://www.cancerview.ca/preventionandscreening/preventionpoliciesdirect...

Nutrition & Food Environment
http://www.cancerview.ca/preventionandscreening/preventionpoliciesdirect...

  • (New!) Report--CLASP was an initiative of the Partnership that tackled both individual and environmental risk factors for cancer and chronic disease in communities across the country to improve the health of Canadians. These risk factors included obesity, use of tobacco, physical inactivity, unhealthy diet, consuming alcohol, exposure to ultraviolet radiation (UV) from the sun, and an unsupportive built environment. Each  of the twelve CLASP projects included organizations from at least two provinces or territories,  resulting in over 520 policy and 5,600 practice changes in municipalities, schools, workplaces, and Indigenous communities across Canada.

We encourage you to share these resources with your colleagues and networks.

If you have any questions about the Pathways to Policy resources, please do not hesitate to contact christopher.politis@partnershipagainstcancer.ca.