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This week, we have some letters to the editor along with a round up of comings and goings in the field of health promotion.

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New from the Best Start Resource Centre

  • Abuse During Pregnancy--The Best Start Resource Centre has
    revised the popular abuse  during pregnancy materials. To be
    available in English and in  French and released this
  • Have a Ball! Physical Activity Tool Kit Translated into
    French--The "Have a Ball! Physical Activity Tool Kit" includes a 
    variety of materials for promoting and delivering physical 
    activity opportunities for young children. Best Start has 
    translated the Kit into French and it will be available in the

New Resource--Discussion of the Commission on Social Determinants of Health


Irwin A, Valentine N, Brown C, Loewenson R, Solar O, et al. 
(2006) The Commission on Social Determinants of Health: Tackling the
social roots of health inequities. PLoS Med 3(6): e106.

Irwin and colleagues discuss why the WHO has created the Commission on
Social Determinants of Health, which aims to strengthen health equity
by "catalyzing policy and institutional change to address the social
determinants of health within countries, among institutions working in
global health, and within WHO itself."

Canadian Active Living Fitness Circuit Charts


The new Canadian Active Living Fitness Circuit Charts by Thompson
Publishing can help you provide youth of all ages and abilities with
physical activity sessions that are safe and fun. The fitness charts
can cater cardiorespiratory and resistance routines to suit the needs
of participants regardless of their current fitness level. 
Leaders simply select the fitness charts that target the muscles they
want their participants to focus on, take them through the exercises
step-by-step, set the number of seconds or repetitions for each


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