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In this week's issue, we have a feature from John G. Abbott, CEO, Health Council of Canada on the Council's report on Stepping It Up: Moving the Focus from Health Care in Canada to a Healthier Canada.

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Birth Control, STI’s and Safer Sex Negotiations Webinar, Planned Parenthood Toronto


June 16th, 2011

10:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

Do you have questions, or get questions from youth about birth control options or sexually transmitted infections (STI’s)? Do you hear myths and stereotypes being perpetuated about who gets STI’s and why? How do people negotiate when, where, and how to have sex and when or if to use birth control? What happens when someone is diagnosed with a sexually transmitted infection?

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The Health Council of Canada reports on the progress of health care renewal, on the health status of Canadians, and on the health outcomes of our system. For more information about the determinants of health or to download the Health Council of Canada’s report, Stepping It Up: Moving the Focus from Health Care in Canada to a Healthier Canada, visit

Shifting the focus for a healthier population: How provinces are using a whole-of-government approach to tackle the determinants of health



I Introduction
II Whole-of-government approaches to health promotion
III Provincial and territorial initiatives
IV The need to step it up

--submitted by John G. Abbott, CEO, Health Council of Canada

I Introduction

National Clearinghouse on Family Violence: Going Green


In an effort to "go green" and recognizing that people are increasingly turning to electronic resources, the National Clearinghouse on Family Violence (NCFV) will be phasing out distribution of hard copy resources as of June 30th, 2011. All current NCFV resources and an online inventory of other sources will remain available for download on the website.

New Resources--Apps from the Heart and Stroke Foundation


June is Stroke month and the Heart and Stroke Foundation has launched two apps to help Canadians lower their risk of stroke and allow them to make simple lifestyle changes – wherever they are.

The My Heart&Stroke Health Check Recipe Helper Smartphone app features dozens of heart-healthy, lower-sodium recipes that come with grocery lists, main ingredient searches, and comprehensive nutrition information.


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