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

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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 July 11, 2014

Northwestern Ont. obesity rate 10% more than province
CBC News

Public health officials in northwestern Ontario say the region's high rate of obesity — tipping the scales at 60 per cent of the population — is a concern. That's almost 10 per cent higher than the provincial average. Victoria Holla, a public health nutritionist with the Thunder Bay District Health Unit, said they are trying to help people make it easier to live healthier lives.

Poverty a major barrier to good health for urban aboriginals: study
CBC News

Hamilton’s urban aboriginal people face multiple barriers to health care, significant rates of chronic disease and elevated emergency room visit levels compared to the rest of the city, according to a landmark study from St. Michael’s Hospital. The study, published Thursday in medical journal BMJ Open, marks the first time researchers have accessed detailed information about how an urban aboriginal population in Canada uses health care.

Report analyzes cost of healthy food in KTHR
Melfort Journal

The average cost to feed a family of four in Kelsey Trail Health Region is slightly lower than the provincial average, according to a report written by the Saskatchewan Food Costing Task Group. Public Health Nutritionists or Registered Dieticians from each health region in the province conducted food pricing surveys in the selected grocery stores to determine the cost of a list of approximately 60 foods included in the National Nutritious Food Basket, which is based on healthy eating recommendations in Canada’s Food Guide.