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Today is International Volunteers Day and we want to extend a thank to all our contributors who have volunteered their time to write for us. You may also be interested in Charity Village Vibes' quick poll about International Volunteers Day: How will you celebrate International Volunteer Day on December 5?

This week in OHPE 339.1, we have two responses to last week's feature on CRC screening colorectal cancer and a round up of comings and goings.


News from the Alberta Centre for Active Living


* New Issue of Research Update

"Highlights of the 2002 Alberta Survey on Physical Activity," By Enrique Garcia, PhD, Research Associate, Alberta Centre for Active Living, and John Spence, PhD, Faculty of Physical Education and Recreation, University of Alberta

"Sorting through Recent Developments in Dietary Advice for Weight Loss," By Jayne Thirsk, PhD, RD, Regional Executive Director, Alberta & the Territories, Dietitians of Canada

You can access this issue at We welcome reprints of Research Update articles. If you would like to reprint an article or to reproduce it on your web site, please contact Kathy Garnsworthy at 780 415-6248 or If you would like to be added to our mailing list, please contact Margaret Burns at 780 427-6949 or

* Changes to the Centre's Web Site

We've made big changes to several sections of our web site. The centre's site is an excellent source of best practices, current resources, and news about many aspects of physical activity. Our Education section (intended mainly for health practitioners) now contains separate sections on physical activity and girls, as well as new sections on obesity and cycling. This is in addition to existing resources on chronic disease prevention, community health, Aboriginal health, population health, walking, and workplace health. Visit the Education section at The centre's Older Adults section now also contains an expanded resources section, including general and research resources, policy documents, and web site links. You can access the Older Adults part of our web site at Visit our Resource Library section for descriptions of many of our latest acquisitions ( The centre's most recent Annual Report is now available on the web site at

[Ed note: Recent staff changes at the centre are listed in our Comings & Goings column in OHPE 339.1]

Health Canada November News Digest


Ministers Responsible for Seniors met today to discuss the opportunities and challenges faced by Canada's aging population

2. Funding announced for a multi-jurisdictional primary health care initiative

3. Health Canada launches "Two Lives Affected by Tobacco" Cinema Ad

4. Minister McLellan proposes measures to reduce children's exposure to lead

5. Minister of Health officially opens Health Canada's Emergency Operations Centre and announces measures to strengthen the public health system

6. Health Canada and U.S. Food and Drug Administration sign Memorandum of Understanding for closer collaboration

7. Minister McLellan announces new appointment to the Board of Directors of the Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse

8. Fourth ministerial meeting on Health Security and Bioterrorism

For the most recent headlines from Health Canada, visit

[Source: Health Canada News Digest,]


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