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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New Podcast: Food, Law & Public Health

New Podcast: Food, Law & Public Health
May 3, 2018

In this episode, we speak with Dr. Jacob Shelley—a public health law scholar and assistant professor at Western University in London, Ontario. Dr. Shelley is primarily interested in how law can promote public health and prevent chronic diseases. He’s researched on marketing to kids in Canada, food safety, obesity and chronic disease prevention—and more.

We cover many topics in this episode: we first talk about what public health law is and how law and public health can intersect to protect our health. From tobacco control, to cycling safety, to food labelling and safety, Dr. Shelley describes what kinds of research a public health scholar could be involved with. He talks about what makes him so interested in product liability law for food products and research connected to food. We also talk about food safety in Canada, and dive into the topic of food product labelling and its link to chronic disease prevention (like warning labels for sugar-sweetened beverages or the recent ruling in California to have coffee companies carry cancer warnings).

Listen to the podcast here.

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