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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"News in Brief" for August 22, 2014

‘Seniors care is the paramount health care issue of our time': CMA president
Global News

Canada’s health care system is in need of a major overhaul — particularly when it comes to seniors care, according to the incoming president of the Canadian Medical Association.

Food dyes: No names on Canadian labels, yet
The Star

On Canadian food labels, manufacturers are currently not required to list the names of dyes. They have the choice of declaring the name or simply stating the generic term “colour.” Health Canada is in the process of changing the regulation so that the names will appear, but it cannot predict when that will happen.

Mechanically tenderized beef labels introduced for shoppers
CBC News

Federal government decided on new labels after the 2012 meat recall — largest in Canadian history. The government has introduced new mandatory labels that must clearly indicate when beef is mechanically tenderized and include instructions for safe cooking.

More than a health issue: addressing the social determinants of obesity
The Conversation

Health in All Policies (HiAP) is one way of making government policies by building relationships between different departments to address the social determinants of health.

Pack smart not sweet
Ottawa Citizen

Registered Dietitian Debora Sloan provides tips on healthy school snacks and lunches.