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This Resource Page is divided into several sections, providing links
to sites of importance and interest to our vision:
Promotion in Canada 1974-2004: Lessons Learned, celebrates the 30th
anniversary of the release of the Lalonde report that created a framework
for understanding the four primary influences on health: human biology,
environment, lifestyle and health-care organization. The Lalonde report
spawned a number of health promotion initiatives, but the CMA paper
says these never fully achieved the vision of the original report. While
it welcomes the government's new public health agenda, the CMA paper
is concerned that health promotion is not given the same prominence
as disease prevention activities. It specifically recommends that the
new Public Health Agency of Canada "be a complete organism that
fully balances health protection and health promotion." (added
the Link Between Work-Life Conflict and Demands on Canada's Health Care
System (from E-watch on innovation in health services – November
The basic objective of this report by the Public Health Agency of Canada
is to increase
awareness, at both the public policy and organizational level, that
pressures on Canada’s health care system could be reduced by focusing
on workplace health issues. Specifically, this report
uses hard data to draw the link between work/life conflict, health status
and the use of Canada’s
health care system. (added Jan 2/05)
Report on the Proceedings for Best Practices at Home and Abroad; Making
Promotion Decisions for the Best Results (from E-watch on innovation
in health services –
November 15, 2004)
On September 20, 2004, 66 participants (including organizers and presenters)
in Alumni Hall of Victoria College on the University of Toronto campus
to discuss what is
happening with best practices in health promotion in Canada and around
the world. This event
was sponsored by the Centre for Health Promotion (University of Toronto).
(added Jan 2/05)
Alberta Healthy Living Framework: An Integrated Approach
- The mission of the Alberta
Healthy Living Network is: to provide leadership for integrated,
collaborative action to promote health and prevent chronic disease in
Alberta. The Alberta Healthy Living Framework guides the future actions
of the AHLN in fulfilling its mission.
- Key National Hypertension Reports
& Presentations for Health Professionals
- The Health Canada site lists the key Heart Health Strategy Documents.
It includes such key reports as those listed below:
- Key Work Place Health - Publications
and Resources available from Health Canada
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Works! Putting Community Issues on the Policy Agenda 2004
A resource kit filled with stories and tips from community groups working
to get their issues on the government agenda. Aimed at those interested
in building bridges to develop healthy public policy, whether as community
members or as government representatives.
- New Stroke Prevention
Download the pdf version of the Self-Help Resource Centre of Greater
Toronto’s educational booklet called Healthy
Ways to Prevent Strokes: A Guide for You
or the accompanying Facilitator's
Nutrition Screening to Seniors in Canada. "Bringing Nutrition
Screening to Seniors in Canada" is a unique approach to early identification
of nutritional risk that enables communities to enhance healthy eating
among older adults.
Value of Some Common Foods. This publication lists 19 nutrients
in 975 foods marketed in Canada
- Hypertension 2003
- An Overview: two PowerPoint presentations intended to be given
by health care professionals to either a public audience or an audience
of hypertensive patients
Guidelines for Body Weight Classification in Adults: from the Health
Canada Web site, this includes a technical report, quick reference tool
for professionals, and some Q&A
- Honouring Our Gift of Life Video
This new Aboriginal health education video will be available to community
health practitioners in Alberta at no cost in March. For more information,
please e-mail [email protected].
More info: Alberta
Cancer Board Web site.
Integrated Approaches Working to Promote Healthy Weights and Prevent
Obesity and Chronic Disease? – A Review and Synthesis
of the Literature with Suggestions and Recommendations for Policy
and Decision Makers (Centre for Health and Policy Studies Paper) (from
the SEARCH Light March 9, 2005)
of School Programs in Preventing Childhood Obesity: A Multilevel Comparison
This study looked at the effects of school programs in
regard to preventing excess body weight. (from SEARCH Light March
Have We Learned Studying Income Inequality and Population Health?
– CIHI Report
This paper synthesizes the research on income inequality
and health. It reviews the chronology of studies in this area, explores
some of the differences between countries, and examines research gaps.
It concludes with a summary and discussion of policy implications.
(from SEARCH Light Feb 10, 2005)
Health Power, Empowerment and Professional Practice by
Glenn Laverack (Palgrave Macmillan). May 2005
This book offers theoretical principles and practical solutions for
transforming power relations to improve pubic health practice.
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Tobacco Use Monitoring Survey – Statistics Canada Release
This survey's objective is to track changes in smoking status and
amount smoked, especially among young people aged 15 to 24. Data conducted
since 1999 is now available. (from the SEARCH Light March 9, 2005)
Hearts and Healthy Communities
In September 2004, Canadian researchers from the Population Health Research
McMaster University and the Hamilton Health Sciences Centre published
the largest international
study ever undertaken on cardiovascular disease. Source: Canadian Health
Network's website (added Jan 2/05)
Survey on Physical Activity
Results of The Alberta Centre for Active Living's 2002
survey on Physical Activity.
- Fact Sheet: Cardiovascular Disease (ICD-9 390–448) and Women.
Oona Hayes (Laboratory Centre for Disease Control). Chronic Diseases
in Canada, Health Canada, Volume 17, No 1-Winter 1996
- Cardiovascular Disease Division Facts and Figures. Health
Canada, Cardiovascular Disease Surveillance On-Line. January 26,
- Canadian Statistics on Health.
- Short Report – Health Consequences of Smoking Among Canadian Smokers:
An Update. Larry F. Ellison, Howard I. Morrison, Margaret de Groh
and Paul J. Villeneuve. Chronic Diseases in Canada, Health Canada,
Volume 20, No. 1-1999. http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/hpb/lcdc/publicat/cdic/cdic201/cd201f_e.html
- The Changing Face of Heart Disease and Stroke in Canada 2000.
Laboratory Centre for Disease Control-Health Canada, Statistics Canada,
Canadian Institute for Health Information, Canadian Cardiovascular Society,
Canadian Stroke Society, Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada.
October 1999. http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/hpb/lcdc/bcrdd/hdsc2000/index.html
- Towards a Canadian Cardiovascular Database. Canadian Cardiovascular
Society, Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada, Health Canada. Proceedings
of Inaugural Database Meeting, November 1997.
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For a comprehensive listing of health related links visit the Calgary
Health Region - Your Health Web site.
Children's Circle of Early Learning Website
The ACCEL is a fully functioning bilingual, web portal
clearinghouse on Aboriginal early childhood development (ECD).
Alberta Centre for Active Living
Alberta Healthy Living Network
Alberta Heart Health Project
Canadian Cardiovascular Society
Canadian Coalition for High Blood Pressure Prevention and Control
Canadian Lipid Nurse Network
Canadian Medical Association
Chronic Disease Prevention Alliance of Canada
Dietitians of Canada - Newsroom
Health Canada - Health Promotion Online
Health Canada - Heart Health Initiative
Health Canada - Population Health Approach - Key Documents
Health Canada - Workplace Health
Health in Action
Healthy Eating is in Store for You.
Heart Health Resource Centre (HHRC)
Heart Healthy Kit
Ontario Heart Health Network
The Canadian Hypertension Society
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Calgary Health Region - Your Health
Canadian Cancer Society
Canadian Health Network - Health Information You Can Trust
The Canadian Heart Health Network - Heart Health (focus)
Dietitians of Canada
The Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada/ Fondation des maladies du
coeur du Canada
The Heart and Stroke Foundation of Alberta, NWT & Nunavut
Health Canada - Nutrition - Food Guide to Healthy Eating
Health Canada - Physical Activity Guide Web site
Health Canada - Tobacco
Health Check - Smart Choices Made Simple
Heart Healthy Kit
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If you would like us to link to
your site, please let us know by emailing [email protected].