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 November 10, 2014

Have the Danes cracked childhood obesity?
BBC News

Childhood obesity has become a global epidemic, but it is not easy to treat. A Danish paediatrician claims his pilot project has made a significant breakthrough in the battle against childhood obesity, by asking children and their families to make numerous lifestyle changes.

Heart disease in women targeted by new Ottawa centre
CBC News

The University of Ottawa Heart Institute has launched the Canadian Women's Heart Health Centre, which it says is the first of its kind in Canada. The centre will work on prevention, diagnosis and treatment of heart disease, which cardiologists say is the number one killer of women over the age of 35.

Food security in Nova Scotia a complex issue that must be addressed
Global News

A report looking at food security in Nova Scotia released Thursday gathered input from people across the province about challenges they face. Concerns were raised about two important sectors in the province — farming and fishing, and whether or not an adequate living can be made off them.

Working hard, and using the food bank
The Star

Toronto’s Daily Bread Food Bank saw a decline in the number of visits it received last year — but that doesn’t mean executive director Gail Nyberg is breathing a sigh of relief. Food Banks Canada is urging the federal government to invest in affordable housing and to replace the patchwork of provincial social assistance systems and payments with a basic income provided through the income tax regime.

How a national food policy could save millions of American lives
Washington Post

How we produce and consume food has a bigger impact on Americans’ well-being than any other human activity. The food industry is the largest sector of our economy; food touches everything from our health to the environment, climate change, economic inequality and the federal budget. Yet we have no food policy for managing American agriculture or the food system as a whole.