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 October 30, 2013

Health spending expected to reach $211B in 2013
CBC News

The growth of health care spending in Canada slowed to its lowest rate in nearly 15 years, according to a new report.

Pure North health program spurs alternative public care debate
CBC News

As preventive plan asks province for money to grow, questions arise around what public funds should support.

‘Eating for two’ philosophy isn’t healthy for pregnant women: researcher
Edmonton Journal

While it may seem obvious — some women eat too many calories, often fatty and sugary ones, while they are pregnant, and so gain weight and bad habits that are difficult to shed — Rhonda Bell, a researcher in human nutrition at the University of Alberta, says her study aims to find out if there are other factors at play.

Children wearing sunscreen, religious garments at the root of vitamin D deficiency, rise in rickets: U.K. doctor
The Post

For many years, parents have been protecting their children from the sun's harmful cancer-causing rays with sunscreen, but one U.K. doctor is suggesting they may also unwittingly be doing kids harm by blocking their bodies from absorbing much-needed vitamin D for bone development.