Leadership Centre

Supporting leadership capacity building within Ontario.

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Enhancing leadership competencies, facilitating thoughtful discussion and examination of leadership issues for public health professionals.

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Community Food Advisor

Promoting safe and nutritious food selection, preparation and storage practices.

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Community Food Advisors work in their community to improve and promote safe and healthy food selection, preparation, and storage practices.

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Public Health and You

Your questions about public health answered...all in one place.

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Learn about why public health plays a vital role in ensuring the health of communities across Ontario!

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Ontario Public Health Association

Committed to improving the health of Ontarians.

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Since 1949, OPHA has served as a catalyst for development in the Public Health sector.

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Nutrition Resource Centre

Credible public health nutrition at your fingertips.

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Strengthening the capacity of health professionals across all care settings and in all communities across Ontario.

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Healthier Food Retail: Beginning the Assessment Process in Your State or Community

Food Environment Successful efforts at having healthier retail food depend on reliable information about retail food environments. Before implementing strategies to improve food in retail, it is necessary to assess the retail food environment to understand the extent and nature of the problem, including issues of differential access to affordable nutritious foods. Assessment should address specific questions and information gained from assessments should help prioritize and plan retail food strategies with partners, and inform decision makers where interventions may be warranted.
This resource gives a step by step action plan for developing an assessment that includes focus, planning, implementation and communication of assessment results.
Centres for Disease Control and Prevention
Example/Component, Strategy/Framework
Food Environment, Food Security & Access to Food, Health Equity
Grocery/Retail, Restaurant/Food Service Premise
Prenatal, Infant, Toddler (1-3), Children (4-11), Youth (12-17), Adults (18-64), Older Adults (65 and over)
Low Income