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Calls for Abstracts--Determining Health Through Public Health Action


The Association of Public Health Agencies (alpha) and Ontario Public Health Association (OPHA) are partnering to present a joint conference November 22-23, 2005. The conference theme is Determining Health Through Pubic Health Action. Conference subthemes are

* Social/Economic Determinants of Health

* Chronic Disease Prevention/ Healthy Living

* Injury Prevention

* Child Health

* Infectious Disease Prevention and Control

* Reshaping Public Health

Calls for Abstracts have gone out with a due date of June 30. For your convenience, here is the link to the conference website:


June 2005 Issue of Wellspring


Feature article

"Canada on the Move: Innovation in Research, Evaluation, and Partnership," by Adria Rose, Director of Partnerships for Canada on the Move, Institute of Nutrition, Metabolism, and Diabetes, Canadian Institutes of Health Research

Canada on the Move is a web-based research platform designed to collect information about Canadians' physical activity levels. Find out how Canada on the Move is expanding its mandate as a research, evaluation, and partnership tool.


"Walk this Way: At the Intersection of Information and Promotion," by Catrine Tudor Locke, Arizona State University

New on the THCU Website


Visit for the following new and updated information:

* New audience profile for teens and updates to the seniors profile

* Menu of outcome objectives added to THCU Resources for Step 5 of our communication campaign development process

* New What We're Reading column!

* Meet THCU's new associates, Robb MacDonald and Heather Graham

* Updated Overview of Developing Health Communication Campaigns Tool Kit

Call for Community Sport Program Proposals--Team Spirit: Aboriginal Girls in Sport


In partnership with the Aboriginal Sport Circle (ASC), the Canadian Association for the Advancement of Women and Sport and Physical Activity (CAAWS) has received funding from Sport Canada's Sport Participation Development Program. The goal of Team Spirit: Aboriginal Girls in Sport is to increase community-based sport participation opportunities for Aboriginal girls and young women. CAAWS and the ASC are now seeking proposals from organizations across Canada to develop and implement multi-year community sport programs for Aboriginal girls and young women. Four programs will receive funding to develop and implement community sport programs for Aboriginal girls and young women, increase their capacity to address the needs and interests of this target group, and raise the profile of female Aboriginal leaders and role models.

Deadline for Submissions: July 22, 2005

For more information, visit

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Health Canada Headlines for May 2005


1. New Health Canada research shows smoking bans unlikely to affect business

2. World No Tobacco Day - A Message from The Honourable Ujjal Dosanjh, Minister of Health

3. Minister Dosanjh announces $13M package of initiatives to promote team approach to health care

4. Minister of Health, Minister of State and Chief Public Health Officer applaud the adoption of new International Health Regulations

5. Minister Dosanjh announces the launch of a searchable online database of health product adverse reactions

6. $15 Million to Support National Initiatives to Reduce Wait Times

7. Minister Dosanjh announces date and place for Public Forum on selective COX-2 inhibitors

8. Public Health Agency of Canada Advises Canadians to Reduce the Risk of West Nile Virus

9. Revised Food Guide to be more relevant to Canada's culturally diverse population

10. Coming into force of the Jean Chr


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