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 17, 2015

If everyone was as healthy as people in B.C., Canada would save billions
The Vancouver Sun

If all Canadians were as slim, active and tobacco-free as British Columbians, the country would reduce its economic burden from bad health by 10 per cent, according to a study published today in the Canadian Journal of Public Health.

Food production shocks 'will happen more often because of extreme weather'
The Guardian

The likelihood of such a shock, where production of the world’s four major commodity crops – maize, soybean, wheat and rice – falls by 5-7%, is currently once-in-a-century. But such an event will occur every 30 years or more by 2040, according to the study by the UK-US Taskforce on Extreme Weather and Global Food System Resilience.

Port Hope’s community gardens help promote food security for local residents
Northumberland News

Now in its fourth season, the community garden in Port Hope brings more than just food security for people living in poverty, said Mr. Sheffield. “This is a place where people meet on neutral ground... it is a space that is welcoming to anyone regardless of their situation.”

Greater health risks linked to trans fats, not saturated fats
The Globe And Mail

A large new review of existing research suggests that, for healthy people, a reasonable amount of saturated fat in the diet poses no health risk. Trans fats, on the other hand, were associated with an increased risk of death from any cause, death from cardiovascular disease and a diagnosis of coronary heart disease.