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The deadline for last week's job posting for a Project Manager, Public Health Core Competencies, City of Hamilton, has been extended to October 4, 2006. For more information, visit the original posting at

This week we lead up to Self Help Awareness Week (September 24-30) with a feature from the Self Help Resource Centre on the ways in which the self-help approach can support health promotion.

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New Report--How Healthy Are Rural Canadians? An Assessment of Their Health Status and Health Determinants


The Canadian Population Health Initiative (CPHI) is pleased to announce
the release of this pan-Canadian report. It compares rural and urban
Canadians on a variety of health measures including rates of death,
chronic diseases, and self-rated health.
This new publication is a collaborative effort of CPHI, the Public
Health Agency of Canada and the Centre for Rural and Northern Health
Research at Laurentian University.

Canadian Health Network's Healthlink for September 15, 2006


Health Articles

  • Aboriginal children: the healing power of cultural identity--Positive self-identity is an important part of growing up healthy
  • Cancer screening vs. early detection--Different concepts, same goal--both can save lives

Health Events Highlights        

  • National Arthritis Month
  • Breakfast for Learning Month
  • International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer
  • Prostate Cancer Awareness Week
  • World Heart Day

Question of the month


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