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 July 22, 2014

Do Canadian women know enough about heart disease?
Global News

In Canada, heart disease is a leading cause of death in both men and women. But when University of Ottawa Heart Institute scientists asked Canadian women what causes the disease, less than half were able to identify the major risk factors.

Probiotics seem to help lower blood pressure
CBC News

Regularly consuming probiotics, or the "good" bacteria found in yogurt, milk and cheese, may help control blood pressure, according to a new review of past studies. However, it is still unclear which strain or combination of strains might work best.

List Of The Best Healthy (And Worst) Store-Bought Bread
Huffington Post Canada

"Our society is so afraid of carbs these days, and in particular, bread," says Calgary-based registered dietitian Ali Campbell. She says when you are shopping for store-bought bread, pay attention to the ingredients list as opposed to the fancy labelling on the bag.

Stressed? Put down that burger
The Globe

According to researchers from The Ohio State University, stress combined with a high-fat, caloric meal is a double whammy for your waistline, at least for women. Dietitian Leslie Beck discusses the findings and provides tips on healthy eating when under stress.

What the city can do to improve our health
The Star

Danyaal Raza (community family physician and member of the Ontario College of Family Physicians’ Poverty and Health Committee) and Edward Xie (emergency physician and lecturer at the University of Toronto) discuss how easy access to grocery stores and walkable neighbourhoods play a significant role in the health of Torontonians.