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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The Real Cost of Eating Well

Food Security & Access to Food Every year Elgin St. Thomas Public Health surveys the price of food items from grocery stores across Elgin St. Thomas using a tool called the Nutritious Food Basket.  In 2015, a healthy diet for a family of four costs $838. Many can’t afford to pay for rent, a healthy diet, and other basic needs. They may skip meals or eat a less healthy diet. This is called food insecurity. Watch the real life story of someone from Elgin St. Thomas living with food insecurity.
Elgin St. Thomas Public Health
Case Study
Food Security & Access to Food
Prenatal, Infant, Toddler (1-3), Children (4-11), Youth (12-17), Adults (18-64), Older Adults (65 and over)
Local/Municipal/Regional, Provincial (Ontario)