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                                Health Promotion and
                                 Population Health

      Overview ................................................................................................................. 3
      Documents ............................................................................................................. 4
      Organizational Links .............................................................................................26
      Other Tools and Resources .................................................................................33
      Funding Opportunities .........................................................................................38
      Online Education ..................................................................................................39



                                                         Overview
Why Take a Population Health Approach?

A population health approach focuses on improving the health status of the population. Action is
directed at the health of an entire population, or sub-population, rather than individuals. Focusing on
the health of populations also necessitates the reduction in inequalities in health status between
population groups. An underlying assumption of a population health approach is that reductions in
health inequities require reductions in material and social inequities. The outcomes or benefits of a
population health approach, therefore, extend beyond improved population health outcomes to
include a sustainable and integrated health system, increased national growth and productivity, and
strengthened social cohesion and citizen engagement.1

What You Will Find In This Document:

Within the “Health Promotion and Population Health” resource list, you will find a variety of
information from provincial, national and international sources on the topic population health. This
resource list is organized into five sections: Overview, Documents, Organizational Links, Other Tools
and Resources, and Funding Opportunities. A brief description of each section is included below:
       Overview provides a general description of the topics represented in this resource list.
       Documents is made up of toolkits and reports that are available online.
       Organizational Links lists relevant provincial, national and international groups affiliated with
       population health.
       Other Tools and Resources includes key websites, databases, and portals related to
       population health.
       Funding Opportunities is a list of organizations that provide financial assistance to
       organizations promoting health across the population.




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    Public Health Agency of Canada www.phac-aspc.gc.ca/ph-sp/phdd/approach/approach.html#health
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                                        Documents
               10 Intro Sheets on Health Promotion and Determinants of Health
Author:        Health Nexus
Date:
Source:        Health Nexus
Description:   Health Nexus has prepared a series of 10 new timely information/FAQ sheets divided
               into three main categories: Influences on our Health, Working Together, and Connecting
               Online. Topics are varied and include: (1) What are the social determinants of health?
               (2) What is the impact of income on health? (3) What is health equity? (4) How do we
               create and support community partnerships? (5) What skills do I need to be a health
               promoter? (6) What is community engagement? (7) What is network mapping? (8) What
               are Internet search skills for health promotion? (9)How do I find credible information on
               the Internet and (10) How do I host an interactive Webinar?
URL:           http://www.healthnexus.ca/our_programs/hprc/intro_sheets.html

               25 Key Resources in Health Promotion – Key Picks from Staff
Author:        Health Nexus
Date:
Source:        Health Nexus
Description:   Health Nexus staff have selected 25 key resources that you can use to help promote
               health. It begins with some of their own programs and expands to their partners as well
               as other organizations and services. The annotated list is divided into four sections,
               covering key Health Nexus resources, health promotion planning and implementation
               tools, agencies and organizations, and core readings.
URL:           http://www.healthnexus.ca/events/25th_anniversary/august.html

               25 Years After the Ottawa Charter: The Critical Role of Health Promotion for Public
               Health
Author:        Louise Potvin, Catherine M. Jones
Date:          2011
Source:
Description:   This paper was commissioned specifically for the 25th Anniversary of the Ottawa
               Charter. In this paper, Potvin and Jones (2011) examine how public health has
               integrated health promotion by exploring examples of changes in public health systems
               and practice at international and national levels of governance. They highlight an
               important challenge remaining for health promotion: better use of research to understand
               how the values, principles and processes of health promotion can help to achieve public
               health mandates. A three-pronged action plan is proposed.
URL:           http://journal.cpha.ca/index.php/cjph/article/view/2725

               The Affordability Gap: Spending Differences Between Canada’s Rich and Poor
Author:        Steve Kerstetter
Date:          September 2009
Source:        Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
Description:   The Affordability Gap: Spending Differences Between Canada’s Rich and Poor reveals
               how Canada’s poorest households often forego buying things most Canadians consider
               essential, from eyeglasses and dental care to computers...

URL:           http://www.policyalternatives.ca/publications/reports/affordability-gap

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               Are Widening Income Inequalities Making Canada Less Healthy?
Author:        Dunn, J. R. with Hargreaves, S. & Smit Alex, J.
Date:          2002
Source:        Health Nexus
Description:   The five key messages of this document are: 1) Social and economic factors strongly
               influence the health of all Canadians and such factors can be modified by social and
               economic policy. 2) Societies with a greater gap between rich and poor may have poorer
               overall health. 3) Canadians cannot afford to be complacent about income inequality in
               our society. 4) A commitment to social and economic equity may enhance economic
               growth and competitiveness. 5) Traditionally, Canada’s system of progressive taxation
               and strong ‘public goods’ (e.g., public infrastructure, health care, education) has been
               instrumental in ensuring an equitable society, providing us with a high quality of life, and
               producing high standards of health. 6) Poor health, illness and disease have substantial
               economic costs, both in terms of direct expenditures on services (health care, etc.) and
               in terms of indirect costs resulting from lost productivity. 7) There are readily identifiable
               policy levers, which could make a substantial difference to reducing health inequalities
               and protecting our health advantage over the United States.
URL:           www.healthnexus.ca/our_programs/hprc/HDP-proj-full.pdf

               Barriers to Addressing the Social Determinants of Health: Insights from the
               Canadian Experience
Author:        Raphael, D., Curry-Stevens, A. and Bryant, T.
Date:          2007
Source:        Ontario Prevention Clearinghouse
Description:   An excellent document that overviews constraints to addressing social determinants of
               health
URL:           www.healthpolicyjrnl.com/article/S0168-8510%2808%2900083-3/abstract

               Bearing the Brunt: How the 2008 – 2009 Recession Created Poverty for Canadian
               Families
Author:        Chandra Pasma
Date:          May 2010
Source:        Citizens for Public Justice
Description:   Recessions create poverty. The 2008‐2009 recession was no different as thousands of
               Canadian families were pushed into poverty. But while we have to wait until 2011 for
               most standard measures of poverty, there are a number of key economic indicators that
               already reveal the trends of increased poverty and economic insecurity throughout the
               recession.
URL:           http://www.cpj.ca/en/content/bearing-brunt

               Better Care Sooner: The Plan to Improve Emergency Care (2010)
Author:        Nova Scotia Department of Health
Date:          December 2010
Source:        Government of Nova Scotia
Description:   Better Care Sooner is a plan focused on five key elements: access to doctors, nurses,
               and other health care professionals; streamlined patient-centred emergency care; care
               for seniors, people with mental illness and others with complex needs; appropriate use
               of paramedics and the 811 nurse line; and funding and better health results for patients.
URL:           www.gov.ns.ca/health/bettercaresooner/



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               Bridging the Gap From Poverty to Independence: What is the Role of Canadian
               Food Banks?
Author:        Candace Weimer
Date:          January 2009
Source:        Canadian Centre of Policy Alternatives
Description:   According to this January 2009 report by the need for food banks in Canada has risen
               dramatically since the food bank system was put in place in 1981, with the opening of
               the country's first food bank in Edmonton. The CCPA report examines how the now
               ubiquitous system can be further utilized to combat the underlying need for peoples'
               reliance upon them.

URL:           http://www.policyalternatives.ca/publications/reports/bridging-gap-poverty-independence

               Building a Healthy Future / Bâtir un avenir en santé
Author:        Canadian Public Health Association, Health Canada
Date:          1999
Source:        Health Canada
Description:   This is a plain-language popular version of Toward a Healthy Future: Second Report on
               the Health of Canadians (1999).
URL/           www.phac-aspc.gc.ca/ph-sp/pdf/building-eng.pdf
L’URL:         www.phac-aspc.gc.ca/ph-sp/pdf/building-fra.pdf

               Building Wellbeing and Prosperity Together: Taking Action on Poverty A
               Conference – Conference Highlights
Author:        Health Promotion Clearinghouse
Date:          2011
Source:        Health Promotion Clearinghouse
Description:   The “Building Wellbeing and Prosperity Together: Taking Action on Poverty in
               Nova Scotia” conference was hosted by the Health Promotion Clearinghouse. The
               conference goals were to improve understanding about the costs of poverty – human,
               social and economic; share ideas about how we can reduce poverty; learn about barriers
               to reducing poverty and how we can overcome them; learn more about how we can
               reduce poverty by working together – as governments, businesses, nonprofit
               organizations and community groups – with those living in poverty; and develop our
               ability as a community to be involved and active in reducing poverty.
URL:           http://hpclearinghouse.net/blogs/endingpovertyns/pages/home.aspx

               Building Wellbeing and Prosperity Together: Taking Action on Poverty A
               Conference – Post Conference Report
Author:        Health Promotion Clearinghouse
Date:          2011
Source:        Health Promotion Clearinghouse
Description:   The “Building Wellbeing and Prosperity Together: Taking Action on Poverty in
               Nova Scotia” conference was hosted by the Health Promotion Clearinghouse. The
               conference goals were to improve understanding about the costs of poverty – human,
               social and economic; share ideas about how we can reduce poverty; learn about barriers
               to reducing poverty and how we can overcome them; learn more about how we can
               reduce poverty by working together – as governments, businesses, nonprofit
               organizations and community groups – with those living in poverty; and develop our
               ability as a community to be involved and active in reducing poverty.
URL:           http://hpclearinghouse.net/blogs/endingpovertyns/pages/home.aspx

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               Canada: A Land of Missed Opportunity for Addressing the Social Determinants of
               Health
Author:        Toba Bryant, Dennis Raphael, Ted Schrecker, Ronald Labonte
Date:          2011
Source:        Health Policy 101 (44-58)
Description:   The first 25 years of universal public health insurance in Canada saw major reductions in
               income-related health inequalities related to conditions most amenable to medical
               treatment. While equity issues related to health care coverage and access remain
               important, the social determinants of health (SDH) represent the next frontier for
               reducing health inequalities, a point reinforced by the work of the World Health
               Organization’s Commission on Social Determinants of Health.
URL:           http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20888059

               The Chief Public Health’s Officer’s Report on the State of Public Health in Canada
               2011, 2010, 2009, 2008
Author:        Dr. David Butler-Jones
Date:
Source:        Public Health Agency of Canada
Description:   This is the Chief Public Health Officer's third annual report on the state of public health in
               Canada. The report examines the state of health and well-being of Canada's seniors,
               including factors that positively or negatively influence healthy aging such as falls and
               related injuries, mental health, abuse and neglect, social connectedness, healthy living,
               and care and services. From this examination, priority areas for action are identified
               where Canada can further foster optimal conditions for healthy aging.
URL:           http://www.phac-aspc.gc.ca/cphorsphc-respcacsp/index-eng.php

               Chronic Disease in Ontario and Canada: Determinants, Risk Factors and
               Prevention Priorities
Author:        Haydon, E., Roerecke, M., Giesbrecht, N., Rehm, J. & Kobus-Matthews, M.
Date:          2006
Source:        Ontario Chronic Disease Prevention Alliance and the Ontario Public Health Association
Description:   This report draws links between evidence, determinants, and risk factors of chronic
               disease in Canada, and considers options for health messages and action steps in
               chronic disease prevention. It is also designed to inform best practices by providing an
               overview of available evidence. The report was commissioned by the OCDPA to provide
               an epidemiological and conceptual context for its current work, as well as to provide a
               resource for other provincial, territorial and national alliances and groups focusing on
               chronic disease prevention.
URL:           http://www.healthyenvironmentforkids.ca/resources/chronic-disease-ontario-and-canada-
               determinants-risk-factors-and-prevention-priorities

               Closing the Gap in a Generation: Health Equity Through Action on the Social
               Determinants of Health
Author:        WHO Commission on the Social Determinants of Health
Date:          2008
Source:        World Health Organization
Description:   This report is the result of a three-year study conducted under the auspices of the World
               Health Organization (Commission on Social Determinants of Health). The Commission
               was chaired by Sir Michael Marmot and included the input of hundreds of experts on
               global health worldwide. It synthesizes global evidence on the social determinants of
               health and their impact on health inequity, and to make recommendations for action to

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               address that inequity. The report itself is 250 pages long and is available online in
               multiple languages. The overarching recommendations are to: (1) Improve daily living
               conditions; (2) Tackle the inequitable distribution of power, money and resources; and
               (3) Measure and understand the problem and assess the impact of action.
URL:           http://www.who.int/social_determinants/thecommission/finalreport/en/index.html

               Closing the Gap: Policy into Practice on Social Determinants of Health
               Discussion Paper for the World Conference on Social Determinants of Health
Author:        WHO Commission on the Social Determinants of Health
Date:          2011
Source:        World Health Organization
Description:   This discussion paper aims to inform proceedings at the World conference on social
               Determinants of Health (“World conference”) about how countries can implement action
               on social determinants of health (“social determinants”), including the recommendations
               of the commission on social Determinants of Health (“the commission”). Evidence from
               countries that have made progress in addressing social determinants and reducing
               health inequities shows that action is required across all of five key building blocks,
               which have been selected as the five World conference themes.
URL:           http://www.who.int/sdhconference/Discussion-paper-EN.pdf

               A Conceptual Framework for Action on the Social Determinants of Health

Author:        Commission on Social Determinants of Health
Date:          2007
Source:        World Health Organization
Description:   A document outlining the World Health Organization’s framework for action on Social
               Determinants of Health.
URL:           www.who.int/social_determinants/resources/csdh_framework_action_05_07.pdf

               Core Competencies for Public Health in Canada Release 1.0 / Compétences
               essentielles en santé publiques au Canada : Version 1.0
Author:        Public Health Agency of Canada
Date:          2007
Source:        Public Health Agency of Canada
Description:   Core competencies are the essential knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary for the
               practice of public health. This document identifies and explains what core competencies
               are, why we need them, and how they are developed; core competency statements; and
               provides important and effective references and appendicies that provide clear
               information and direction.
URL:           www.phac-aspc.gc.ca/ccph-cesp/pdfs/cc-manual-eng090407.pdf

               The Cost of Poverty in Nova Scotia
Author:         Angella MacEwen with Christine Saulnier
Date:          2010
Source:        Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
Description:   For those who argue that we cannot afford to end poverty, this report makes clear that
               we cannot afford to ignore it. There is obviously a moral imperative to end poverty first
               and foremost for those living in poverty. But, there also exists a compelling business
               case to be made for effective poverty reduction strategies because very real costs of
               poverty are borne by society as a whole.
URL:           www.policyalternatives.ca/publications/reports/%E2%80%89cost%E2%80%89%E2%80
               %89poverty%E2%80%89-nova%E2%80%89scotia
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               Critical Public Health
Author:        Dennis Raphael, Isolde Daiski, Beryl Pilkington, Toba Bryant, Miha Dinca-Panaitescu &
               Serban Dinca-Panaitescu
Date:          2011
Source:        Health Studies, Department of Social Sciences, University of Toronto
Description:   A toxic combination of poor social policies and programmes, unfair economic
               arrangements and bad politics: the experiences of poor Canadians with Type 2 diabetes,
               Critical Public Health,
URL:           www.tandfonline.com/loi/ccph20

               Developing a Canadian Economic Case for Financing the Social Determinants of
               Health
Author:        Hay, D. I.
Date:          2007
Source:        Canadian Policy Research Networks Inc.
Description:   Do investments in the social determinants of health (such as early childhood
               development, educational opportunities, the quality of jobs, safe communities, family
               income) have economic consequences? If so, what particular investments have the
               strongest relationships with economic outcomes? In April 2007, CPRN, on behalf of the
               Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC), convened a roundtable of national and
               international experts to explore the economic case for financing the social determinants
               of health, building on the 2006 CPRN paper Economic Arguments for Action on the
               Social Determinants of Health, by David Hay. In this report, David Hay provides a
               synopsis of the available research and the roundtable discussion.
URL:           www.cprn.org/documents/49485_EN.pdf

               Economic Cost for Chronic Disease in Canada – 1995-2003
Author:        Patra, J., Popova,S., Rehm, J., Bondy, S., Flint, R. & Giesbrecht, N.
Date:          2007
Source:        Ontario Chronic Disease Prevention Alliance and the Ontario Public Health Association
Description:   Chronic diseases have serious impacts: they cause premature death and have major
               adverse effects on the quality of life of affected individuals and create large adverse
               economic effects on families, communities and societies in general. As both direct and
               indirect costs of chronic disease are significantly high, an effective prevention approach
               can indeed minimize the economic and social burden to the health of society as a whole.
               The objective of cost of illness studies is to estimate direct cost attributable to illness and
               indirect costs attributable to productivity and other losses due to morbidity or mortality.
               The cost estimates reported within this report are derived from existing data and meta-
               analyses. No original epidemiologic data were generated for the purpose of this report.
               The main resources used in this overview and analysis are published reports and
               government documents that provided costs estimates for specific chronic diseases by a
               province, or, in some cases, multiple diseases for several provinces.
URL:           http://www.cbcn.ca/index.php?pageaction=content.page&id=3393&lang=en

               Emerging Theories in Health Promotion Practice and Research, 2nd Edition
Author:        Ralph J. DiClemente (Editor), Richard A. Crosby (Editor), Michelle Kegler (Editor)
Date:          2009
Source:        Jossey-Bass
Description:   This text offers an action-oriented epidemiologic approach to understanding the risk
               factors affecting adolescent health, and what can be done in response. Drawing on the
               leading experts in the field, this reference provides a survey and assessment of
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               adolescent health risk behaviors, such as smoking, violence, teen pregnancy, and AIDS.
               Also described are trends and changes in risk behaviors over time; important theoretical
               models for developing interventions; prevention strategies for each risk behavior; and
               effective treatment modalities. The text covers individual level approaches, community-
               based approaches, as well as ecological approaches.
URL:           http://www.josseybass.com/WileyCDA/WileyTitle/productCd-0470179139.html

               Equity, Social Determinants, and Public Health Programmes

Author:        Department of Ethics, Equity, Trade and Human Rights, WHO
Date:          2010
Source:        World Health Organization
Description:   This book was commissioned by the Department of Ethics, Equity, Trade and Human
               Rights as part of the work undertaken by the Priority Public Health Conditions
               Knowledge Network of the Commission on Social Determinants of Health, in
               collaboration with 16 of the major public health programs of WHO: alcohol-related
               disorders, cardiovascular diseases, child health, diabetes, food safety, HIV/AIDS,
               maternal health, malaria, mental health, neglected tropical diseases, nutrition, oral
               health, sexual and reproductive health, tobacco and health, tuberculosis, and violence
               and injuries.
URL:           apps.who.int/bookorders/anglais/detart1.jsp?sesslan=1&codlan=1&codcol=15&codcch=
               785

               Escaping from the Phantom Zone: Social Determinants of Health, Public Health
               Units, and Public Policy in Canada
Author:        Dennis Raphael
Date:          2009
Source:        Health Promotion International
Description:   Despite the Canadian record of concern with the social determinants of health (SDOH),
               actual public health activities consistent with such an approach are sporadic at best.
               Canadian research and advocacy activities in the service of strengthening the SDOH are
               so divorced from everyday public policy activity, media discourse and public awareness
               as to metaphorically suggest that SDOH researchers and advocates exist in a Phantom
               Zone of irrelevance.
URL:           http://heapro.oxfordjournals.org/content/24/2/193.abstract

               Financial Security and Debt in Atlantic Canada
Author:        Tran, K. & Colman, R.
Date:          2008
Source:        GPI Atlantic
Description:   This report examines trends in household wealth since the 1980s—in Canada as a
               whole and in the Atlantic region. In particular it looks at trends in wealth distribution,
               including Atlantic Canada’s share of national wealth and in the portion of wealth owned
               by the top, middle and lower wealth groups.
URL:           www.gpiatlantic.org/pdf/livstand/finsec.pdf

               Foundations for the Future: A Backgrounder on the Social Determinants of Health
               and Health Inequities
Author:        The National Collaborating Centre for the Social Determinants of Health
Date:          2006
Source:        The National Collaborating Centre for the Social Determinants of Health
Description:   This report summarizes the results of 2 environmental scans undertaken to answer the
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               questions: 1) What are the social determinants of health and how do they affect health
               status? 2) What initiatives have been implemented in Canada and other countries to
               foster positive change in the social determinants of health? 3) What initiatives have been
               implemented in Canada and other countries to reduce health inequities, particularly
               among marginalized people?
URL:           http://www.cwhn.ca/en/node/40540

               Good Places to Live – Poverty and Public Housing in Canada
Author:        Jim Silver
Date:          February 2011
Source:        Fernwood Publishing
Description:   Public housing projects are stigmatized and stereotyped as bad places to live, as havens
               of poverty, illegal activity and violence. In many cities they are being bulldozed,
               ostensibly for these reasons but also because the land on which they are located has
               become so valuable. In Good Places to Live, Jim Silver argues that the problems with
               which it is so often associated are not inherent to public housing but are the result of
               structural inequalities and neoliberal government policies.
URL:           http://www.fernwoodpublishing.ca/Good-Places-to-Live/

               Growing Up in North America: The Economic Well-being of Children in Canada,
               the US and Mexico / Grandir en Amérique du Nord: Le bien-être économique des
               enfants au Canada, aux États-Unis et au Mexique
Author:        Canadian Council on Social Development, The Annie E. Casey Foundation, Red por los
               Derechos de la Infancia en México, The Population Reference Bureau.
Date:          2008
Source:        Canadian Council on Social Development
Description:   The Economic Well-being of Children in Canada, the United States and Mexico provides
               reliable and up-to-date data on a range of measures, including family incomes and
               children's access to basic goods such as housing and health care. The report also
               examines the determinants of children's economic well-being in the three countries,
               using indicators related to social and demographic trends, the labour markets and the
               scope of public resources available to improve the economic security of the continent's
               250 million young people
URL/           www.ccsd.ca/pubs/2008/cina/TriEcono_English.pdf
L’URL:         www.ccsd.ca/pubs/2008/cina/TriEcono_French.pdf

               Halifax Report Card on Homelessness 2010
Author:        Community Action on Homelessness
Date:          2010
Source:        Community Action on Homelessness
Description:   The Halifax Report Card on Homelessness documents the current state of
               homelessness, using indicators that monitor changes in homelessness, housing, and
               income over time. The goal of the Report Card on Homelessness is to profile
               homelessness in Halifax and to introduce some of the organizations and programs that
               are working to reduce the impact of homelessness.
URL:           www.cahhalifax.org/ReportCard/2010_Report_Card.pdf

               Halifax Report Card on Homelessness 2009
Author:        Community Action on Homelessness
Date:          2009
Source:        Community Action on Homelessness
Description:   The Halifax Report Card on Homelessness documents the current state of
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               homelessness, using indicators that monitor changes in homelessness, housing, and
               income over time. The goal of the first Report Card is to profile homelessness in Halifax
               and to introduce some of the organizations and programs that are working to reduce
               the impact of homelessness.
URL:           www.cahhalifax.org/ReportCard/Halifax_Report_Card.pdf

               Health Care in Canada 2007/ Les soins de santé au Canada 2007
Author:        Canadian Institute for Health Information
Date:          2007
Source:        Canadian Institute for Health Information
Description:   Since 2000, Health Care in Canada (HCIC) has provided current information about the
               status of the health system and the health of Canadians. HCIC continues to be a leading
               resource for broader discussions about current and emerging key health care issues.
URL/           secure.cihi.ca/cihiweb/products/hcic2007_e.pdf
L’URL:         secure.cihi.ca/cihiweb/products/hcic2007_f.pdf

               The Health Determinants Partnership Making Connections Project: Are Widening
               Income Inequalities Making Canada Less Healthy?
Author:        Dunn, J.
Date:          2002
Source:        Ontario Prevention Clearinghouse
Description:   This report highlights studies suggesting that the gap between the rich and poor erodes
               the health of the population.
URL:           www.healthnexus.ca/our_programs/hprc/HDP-proj-full.pdf#search="T%20Are%20Widening%
               20Income%20Inequalities%20Making%20Canada%20Less%20Healthy?"

               Health for All: A Critical Analysis of Public Health Policies in Eight European
               Countries
Author:        Editors Hogstedt, C., Moberg, H., Lundgren, B. & Backhans M.
Date:          2008
Source:        Swedish National Institute of Public Health
Description:   This book compares and describes health equity strategies and their potential successes
               from 8 countries (Denmark, Finland, England, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Spain and
               Sweden).
URL:           www.fhi.se/PageFiles/4171/R200821_Health_for_all_komp0809.pdf

               Health Indicators
Author:        Statistics Canada
Date:          2007
Source:        Government of Canada
Description:   This publication is a compilation of over 80 indicators measuring health status, non-
               medical determinants of health, health-system performance and community and health-
               system characteristics. These indicators are produced at the health region level, as well as
               at provincial, territorial and Canada levels. Data used to calculate the indicators are the
               most recently available and represent a wide range of sources including the Census,
               surveys and administrative records. Definitions, data quality, concepts and methodology
               notes provide information necessary to interpret the indicators.
URL:           www.statcan.ca/english/freepub/82-221-XIE/82-221-XIE2007001.pdf




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               Health Promotion and Quality of Life in Canada Essential Readings
Author:        Dennis Raphael
Date:          2010
Source:        Canadian Scholars’ Press
Description:   Health and quality of life are vital social reflections. The way a society distributes
               resources amongst its population tells us a great deal about the society itself. This unique
               volume unites readings that explore the integral link between quality of life and public
               policy choices.
URL:           www.cspi.org/biographies/dennis_raphael

               Health Promotion Glossary

Author:        Health Education and Health Promotion Unit
Date:          1998
Source:        World Health Organization
Description:   WHO’s Health Promotion Glossary was written to facilitate understanding, communication
               and cooperation among those engaged in health promotion at the local, regional, national
               and global levels. The first edition was released in 1986, and the second in 1998. In 2006,
               an update including 10 new terms to be included in the Glossary was published in Health
               Promotion International.

URL:           www.who.int/hpr/NPH/docs/hp_glossary_en.pdf

               Health Promotion in Canada: Critical Perspectives, 2nd Edition
Author:        O'Neill, Pederson, Dupéré and Rootman (EDs.)
Date:          2007
Source:        Canadian Scholars’ Press
Description:   Provides a thorough update of the first edition, which was published in 1994 and had a
               huge impact in Canada and internationally. This contributed volume is thematically divided
               into six key parts—conceptual, national, provincial, international, practical perspectives,
               and concluding thoughts—and provides a comprehensive profile of the history and
               evolution of health promotion in Canada. Adopting a critical/sociological and historical
               perspective, this book offers case studies from each region of Canada and examines what
               the future holds for health promotion worldwide.
URL:           www.cspi.org/books/health_promotion_canada

               Health Promotion in Canada: Perspectives and Future Prospectives
Author:        Blake Poland
Date:          2007
Source:
Description:   Originally presented at a conference in Brazil in 2006, this paper provides an overview of
               the development of health promotion in Canada. It includes reflections on the social,
               political and economic context of the field.
URL:           redalyc.uaemex.mx/redalyc/pdf/408/40820102.pdf




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               Healthy Canadians: A Federal Report on Comparable Health Indicators 2006 / Les
               Canadiens et les Canadiennes en santé: Rapport fédéra; sur les indicateurs
               comparables de la santé 2006
Author:        Health Canada
Date:          2006
Source:        Health Canada
Description:   A Federal Report on Comparable Health Indicators 2006 provides Canadians with the
               most recent information available on the performance of our health care system. This
               report presents cumulative data on a number of indicators for the general population. It
               also includes available data on First Nations living on-reserve and recognized Inuit, and
               Canadian military personnel, as the federal government is responsible for delivering
               health services to these populations.
URL/           www.hc-sc.gc.ca/hcs-sss/alt_formats/hpb-dgps/pdf/pubs/2006-fed-comp-indicat/2006-
L’URL:         fed-comp-indicat-eng.pdf
               www.hc-sc.gc.ca/hcs-sss/alt_formats/hpb-dgps/pdf/pubs/2006-fed-comp-indicat/2006-
               fed-comp-indicat-fra.pdf

               Healthy People, Healthy Communities: Using the Population Health Approach in
               Nova Scotia
Author:        Nova Scotia Department of Health
Date:          2002
Source:        Nova Scotia Department of Health
Description:   The purpose of this document is to explain what is meant by a population health
               approach, and to offer real life examples of a population health approach in action right
               here in Nova Scotia.
URL:           www.gov.ns.ca/hpp/publications/PopulationHealthApproach.pdf

               A Healthy, Productive Canada: A Determinant of Health Approach / Un Canada en
               Santé et productif: Une approche axée sur les determinants de la santé
Author:        The Standing Senate Committee on Social Affairs, Science and Technology, Senate
               Subcommittee on Population Health
Date:          2009
Source:        Government of Canada
Description:   The aim of this report is to clearly demonstrate the need to implement a population
               health information system with longitudinal capacity that can monitor, evaluate and
               report on well being throughout the human life course is required. It also suggests
               community initiatives that integrate education, health and social services are required to
               reduce disparities and stem the prevalence of disease and increase productivity.
URL:/          www.parl.gc.ca/40/2/parlbus/commbus/senate/com-e/popu-e/rep-e/rephealth1jun09-e.pdf
l’URL:         www.parl.gc.ca/40/2/parlbus/commbus/senate/Com-f/popu-f/rep-f/rephealthjun09-f.pdf

               How are Canadians REALLY Doing? The First Report of the Institute of Wellbeing
Author:
Date:          June 2009
Source:        Institute of Well Being
Description:   This is the first report released by the new Institute of Wellbeing – an independent,
               non-partisan Canadian and international network. It presents the results of three
               research studies carried out under the auspices of the Canadian Index of Wellbeing
               (CIW), the Institute’s signature product.
URL:           http://ciw.ca/reports/en/History/ACloserLookAtSelectGroups_FullReport.pdf


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               How Healthy are Rural Canadians? / Comment se portent les Canadiens vivant en
               milieu rural?
Author:        DesMeules, M. and Pong, R.
Date:          2006
Source:        Canadian Institute for Health Information
Description:   This report focuses on the analyses of several pan-Canadian data sources in order to
               examine whether there are differences in health between rural and urban Canadians.
               The overarching objective of the report is to create a broader understanding of rural
               health needs and to inform and support policy and program development.
URL/           http://secure.cihi.ca/cihiweb/products/acknowledgements_rural_canadians_2006_report_e.pdf
L’URL:         http://secure.cihi.ca/cihiweb/products/rural_canadians_2006_report_f.pdf

               How Our Programs Affect Population Health Determinants: A Workbook for Better
               Planning and Accountability
Author:        Population Health Branch, Manitoba and Saskatchewan Region.
Date:          2003
Source:        Population Health Branch, Manitoba and Saskatchewan Region.
Description:   Community members, funders and health workers are interested in knowing more about
               how their health promotion activities contribute to change in population health
               determinants. This workbook is designed to help all three “stakeholders” to do this.
URL:           www.phac-aspc.gc.ca/ph-sp/progphd-progdsp/pdf/progphd_work_e.pdf

               Improving the Health of Canadians: An Introduction to Health in Urban Places /
               Améliorer la santé des Canadiens : Une introduction à la santé en milieu urbain
Author:        Canadian Institute for Health Information
Date:          2006
Source:        Canadian Institute for Health Information
Description:   This report looks at some of those factors to explore why, collectively, people who live in
               some urban areas are healthier than others. Improving the Health of Canadians: An
               Introduction to Health in Urban Places explores how the spaces and places in urban
               areas specifically neighbourhood and housing characteristics may influence the lives
               and health of Canadians who live in them.
URL/           secure.cihi.ca/cihiweb/products/PH_Full_Report_English.pdf
L’URL:         secure.cihi.ca/cihiweb/dispPage.jsp?cw_page=PG_471_F&cw_topic=471&cw_rel=AR_1
               217_F

               Improving the Health of Canadians: Health Promotion Priorities for Canada
Author:        Chronic Disease Prevention Alliance of Canada
Date:          2007
Source:        Chronic Disease Prevention Alliance of Canada
Description:   Preventing chronic diseases is a vital for Canada’s future. It is estimated that 80% of
               premature heart disease, stroke and type II diabetes and 40% of cancer could be
               prevented through healthy diet, regular physical activity and avoidance of tobacco
               products. This document highlights 3 priority areas for federal action to advance chronic
               disease prevention in Canada: 1) Addressing determinants of physical activity, healthy
               eating and healthy weights, 2) Building a Strong Public Health Response to Chronic
               Diseases, and 3) Protecting Canadians from tobacco exposure
URL:           cdpac.4poyntzdezign.com/media.php?mid=349

               An Inclusion Lens: Workbook for Looking at Social and Economic Exclusion and
               Inclusion

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Author:        Shookner, M.
Date:          2002
Source:        Population and Public Health Branch - Atlantic, Health Canada
Description:   This document describes a tool for analyzing legislation, policies, programs and practices
               to determine whether they promote the social and economic inclusion of individuals,
               families, and communities. It offers guiding questions to work through the issues, and key
               considerations in setting an action plan.
URL:           www.phac-aspc.gc.ca/canada/regions/atlantic/pdf/inclusion_lens-E.pdf

               Integrating SDOH and Health Equity into Canadian Public Health Practice:
               Environmental Scan 2010
Author:        Dr. Brent Moloughney of BWM Health Consultants Inc.
Date:          March 2011
Source:        National Collaborating Centre for Determinants of Health (NCCDH)
Description:   The National Collaborating Centres (NCCs) for Public Health were created “to promote
               and improve the use of [the results of] scientific research and other knowledge to
               strengthen public health practices and policies in Canada. They identify knowledge
               gaps, foster networks and translate existing knowledge to produce and exchange
               relevant, accessible, and evidence-informed products with researchers, practitioners,
               and policy-makers.”
URL:           www.nccdh.ca/supportfiles/Environmental-Scan-2010.pdf

               Interactive Domain Model (IDM) Best Practices Approach to Better Health: Follow-
               up to IDM Use and Impacts
Author:        Kahan, B., Groulx, D., Pui-Hing Wong, J.
Date:          2007
Source:        Centre for Health Promotion, University of Toronto
Description:   According to the IDM, best practices are those sets of processes and activities that are
               consistent with health promotion/public health values, goals and ethics, theories and
               beliefs, evidence, and understanding of the environment, and that are most likely to
               achieve health promotion/public health goals in a given situation. This report explores
               IDM, its uses and its impact.
URL:           www.idmbestpractices.ca/pdf/IDM_follow-up_October2007_final.pdf

               Making Connections – Health is a Community Affair
Author:        Health Determinants Partnership
Date:          Unknown
Source:        Health Nexus
Description:   This booklet is based on the work of the Health Determinants Partnership, Making
               Connections Project. This is an excellent resource to use with community members and
               clients.
URL:           www.healthnexus.ca/our_programs/hprc/projects/Bkeng.pdf

               The Midlife Bulge: Promoting Health in Canada’s Expanding Midlife Population
Author:        Lyons, R., Langille, L. and Gardner, P.
Date:          2005
Source:        Atlantic Health Promotion Research Centre
Description:   This document addresses the health status of Canada's midlife population, aged 45-64.
               It focuses on the social and environmental determinants of health, profiles the midlife
               population, proposes five steps to improve midlife health and provides information on the
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               planning and initiation of health promotion strategies.
URL:           http://www.ahprc.dal.ca/pdf/obesity/2005_MidlifeBulge.pdf

               Milestones in Heath Promotion: Statements from Global Conferences

Author:        Health Education and Health Promotion Unit
Date:          2009
Source:        World Health Organizations
Description:   This compilation of consensus documents brings together Charters, Declarations,
               Statements and Recommendations from past Health Promotion conferences. With the
               statements from Ottawa in 1986 to Bangkok in 2005 under one cover, this publication is
               a ready and authoritative reference. It includes the Discussion Document on the Concept
               and Principles of Health Promotion, Copenhagen, 9-13 July 1984.
URL:           www.who.int/healthpromotion/Milestones_Health_Promotion_05022010.pdf

               Moving Population and Public Health Knowledge into Action: A Casebook of
               Knowledge Translation Stories
Author:        CIHR Institute of Population and Public Health Canadian Population Health Initiative
Date:          2006
Source:        CIHR Institute of Population and Public Health Canadian Population Health Initiative
Description:   Knowledge translation (KT) is a broad concept, encompassing all steps between the
               creation of new knowledge and its application to yield beneficial outcomes for society.
               Successful KT strategies include linkage and exchange, communication and education,
               policy change and program and practice improvement initiatives. The cases in this
               document are frank, first-hand, personal stories that examine both successes and
               failures in KT.
URL:           www.cihr-irsc.gc.ca/e/30739.html#toc

               A New Perspective on the Health of Canadians / Nouvelle perspective de la santé
               des canadiens
Author:        Lalonde, M.
Date:          1981
Source:        Public Health Agency of Canada
Description:   This is one of the founding documents in health promotion. Since its release in 1974, A
               New Perspective has challenged traditional views about health and has received, and
               continues to receive, national and international acclaim and recognition for its
               contribution to the health field. It has been a cornerstone of Canada's international
               reputation and a proud historical achievement in the health field. This document outlined
               a conceptual framework for health (called the "Health Field Concept") comprising four
               main elements: human biology, lifestyle, environment, and health care organization. This
               innovative framework gave impetus to national and international initiatives in knowledge
               development, health promotion, health protection and health care which not only have
               contributed to the health of Canadians, but also to global health initiatives.
URL:/          www.hc-sc.gc.ca/hcs-sss/alt_formats/hpb-dgps/pdf/pubs/1974-lalonde/lalonde-eng.pdf
l’URL:         www.hc-sc.gc.ca/hcs-sss/alt_formats/hpb-dgps/pdf/pubs/1974-lalonde/lalonde-fra.pdf

               The Nova Scotia Child Poverty Report Card 2010
Author:        Lesley Frank
Date:          2010
Source:        Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives–Nova Scotia
Description:   Since 1999, Nova Scotia Child Poverty Report Cards have recorded changes in child
               poverty rates to track progress on the government of Canada’s 1989 promise to end
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               child poverty by the year 2000. This year’s report card examines the period 1989 to
               2008, the year for which the most recent data is available. It also reviews changes for a
               later period (1997 to 2008) to assess the impact of the 1998 National Child Benefit
               initiative, which is specifically aimed at preventing and reducing child poverty.
URL:           www.policyalternatives.ca/publications/reports/nova-scotia-child-poverty-report-card-
               2010

               Ottawa Charter for Health Promotion
Author:        World Health Organization, Health and Welfare Canada and Canadian Public Health
               Association.
Date:          1986
Source:        Public Health Agency of Canada
Description:   The Ottawa Charter for Health Promotion is the name of an international agreement
               signed at the First International Conference on Health Promotion, held in Ottawa in
               1986, and organized by the World Health Organization (WHO). It is often recognized as
               one of the key founding document of health promotion. It defines health promotion and
               presents fundamental strategies and approaches for health promotion. It also gives
               concrete examples and practical suggestions regarding how real advances can be
               achieved and outlines the action required.
URL:           www.who.int/hpr/NPH/docs/ottawa_charter_hp.pdf

               The Ottawa Charter for Health Promotion: A Critical Reflection
Author:        Various
Date:          2007
Source:        Promotion & Education, 2007, Supplement (2): pp 12-16
Description:   This compilation of documents explores the gaps and gains since the Ottawa charter
               was first introduced.
URL:           www.iuhpe.org/upload/File/PE_Ottawa_07a.pdf

               Overweight and Obesity in Canada: A Population Health Perspective / Le surpoids
               et l’obésité au Canada : une perspective de la santé de la population
Author:        Raine, K.
Date:          2004
Source:        Canadian Institute for Health Information
Description:   The purpose of this paper is to synthesize the current state of knowledge related to: the
               nature and extent of the problem of obesity; the impact of obesity as a case for
               prevention and control; a population health perspective on the determinants of obesity;
               and; the effectiveness of strategies for addressing obesity and its determinants.
URL/           secure.cihi.ca/cihiweb/products/CPHIOverweightandObesityAugust2004_e.pdf
L’URL:         secure.cihi.ca/cihiweb/products/CPHIOverweightandObesityAugust2004_f.pdf

               Poor No More - Video
Author:        Suzanne Babin (Producer) and Bert Deveaux (Director)
Date:          2008
Source:        Deveaux Babin Productions

Description:   Poor No More offers solutions to Canada's working poor. The film takes three
               Canadians to a world where people do not have to beg, where housing is affordable and
               university education is free. They ask themselves: if other countries can do this, why
               don't we?
URL:           www.poornomore.ca/index.php

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               Population Health in Action Workbook
Author:        Addiction Services and Public Health Services, District Health Authorities 1, 2 & 3
Date:          2005
Source:        Addiction Services and Public Health Services, District Health Authorities 1, 2 & 3
Description:   This workbook is designed to assist persons working in the health field think through
               how the population health approach can be applied to the work they do. The workbook
               includes: a list of reflective questions, and examples of resources and stories. This
               workbook can used by both individually or as a group, and can be used to assess an
               existing program or policy, or to help design a new initiative.
URL:           http://www.phans.ca/Population%20Health%20in%20Action%20Workbook.pdf

               Population Health in Canada: A Systematic Review
Author:        Hayes, M. and Dunn, J.
Date:          1998
Source:        Canadian Policy Research Networks Inc.
Description:   The purpose of this paper is to provide an overview of the state of population health with
               particular reference to Canada and the work of the Canadian Institute for Advanced
               Research. It traces the development of population health through major source
               documents, critiques, policy documents, and technical papers.
URL:           http://www.cprn.org/doc.cfm?doc=143&l=en

               Population Health Intervention Research Casebook
Author:
Date:          2011
Source:        Canadian Population Health Initiative (CPHI), part of the Canadian Institute for Health
               Information (CIHI)
Description:   The over-arching theme that guides the research cases presented in the casebook is
               health equity. The content is organized and presented within three broad categories:
               exploring implementation processes that support PHIR; evaluating setting-specific
               programs; and researching multi-component, community-wide interventions. Within
               these categories, the research cases explore the theoretical and methodological
               approaches used in the field of PHIR; demonstrate impact and lessons learned; illustrate
               uptake by program planners and policy decision-makers; and identify implications for
               research, policy and practice.
URL:           https://secure.cihi.ca/estore/productFamily.htm?locale=en&pf=PFC1604

               The Population Health Template: Key Elements and Actions That Define A
               Population Health Approach
Author:        Strategic Policy Directorate of the Population and Public Health Branch and with the help
               of Treena A. Chomik, Ph.D. who prepared the early versions.
Date:          2001
Source:        Health Canada, Population and Public Health Branch, Strategic Policy Directorate
Description:   The Population Health Template organizes and consolidates current understandings of
               population health. It outlines the procedures and processes required to implement a
               population health approach and provides guideposts that help to assess preparedness
               and capacity to implement population health initiatives.
URL:           www.phac-aspc.gc.ca/ph-sp/pdf/discussion-eng.pdf




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               Poverty in Canada Implications for Health and Quality
Author:        Dennis Raphael
Date:          2011
Source:        Canadian Scholars’ Press
Description:   Poverty in Canada provides a unique, interdisciplinary perspective on poverty and its
               importance to the health and quality of life of Canadians. This volume considers a range
               of issues that will be of great interest to a variety of audiences - those studying or
               working in Community and Developmental Psychology, Education, Health Promotion,
               Health Studies and Health Sciences, Medicine and Nursing, Political Science and Policy
               Studies, Public Health, Social Work, and Sociology, as well as the general public
URL:           www.cspi.org/biographies/dennis_raphael

               Poverty in Childhood and Adverse Health Outcomes in Adulthood
Author:        Dennis Raphael
Date:          2011
Source:        Elsevier Ireland Ltd
Description:   The experience of poverty during childhood is a potent predictor of a variety of adverse
               health outcomes during middle and late adulthood. Children who live in poverty are more
               likely as adults than their peers to develop and die earlier from a range of diseases.
               These effects are especially strong for cardiovascular disease and type II diabetes. Most
               disturbingly, these effects appear in large part to be biologically embedded such that
               later improved life circumstances have only a modest ameliorative effect. Considering
               these findings and the relatively high rates of child poverty in nations such as Canada,
               UK, and USA, those concerned with improving the health of citizens should focus their
               attention on advocating for public policy that will reduce the incidence of child poverty.
URL:           www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21398059

               Precarious Housing in Canada
Author:
Date:          2010
Source:        Wellesley Institute
Description:   This is is a powerful, new research and policy report from the Wellesley Institute. Using
               the most comprehensive and current data, research and analysis, Precarious Housing
               sets out a pragmatic, five-point plan targeted to the millions of Canadians who are living
               in substandard, over-crowded and unaffordable homes – plus those who are living
               without any housing at all.
URL:           http://www.wellesleyinstitute.com/news/new-report-precarious-housing-in-canada-2010/

               Prevention Poverty. Promoting Prosperity: Nova Scotia’s Poverty Reduction
               Strategy
Author:        Government of Nova Scotia
Date:          2009
Source:        Government of Nova Scotia
Description:   Our poverty reduction strategy provides a framework for addressing the needs of those
               most vulnerable and those at risk of falling into poverty, while promoting the prosperity
               necessary for Nova Scotia to grow.
URL:           www.gov.ns.ca/coms/specials/poverty/documents/poverty_report_2009.pdf




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               Primer to Action: Social Determinants of Health – Revised Edition
Author:        Health Nexus and Ontario Chronic Disease Prevention Alliance
Date:          2008
Source:        Ontario Chronic Disease Prevention Alliance
Description:   This is an electronic resource that explains how the social determinants of health impact
               chronic disease. Set in an electronic, easy to read format, with hundreds of links and
               resources, it is a practical resource for busy health and community workers, activists, in
               their capacity as staff, volunteers or community members. Primer to Action provides a
               point of entry to understand and take action on six health determinants: Income,
               Employment, Housing, Food Security, Education and Inclusion. It offers concrete
               suggestions for change in the community, the workplace and the broader society.
URL:           http://www.healthnexus.ca/projects/primer.pdf

               A Profile of Women’s Health Indicators in Canada
Author:        Colman, R.
Date:          2003
Source:        GPI Atlantic
Description:   This report is a statistical analysis of economic, social-psychological, health behaviours,
               lifestyle, and environmental determinants of health; healthy child development; health
               outcomes; reproductive health; and health system performance in Canada.
URL:           www.gpiatlantic.org/pdf/health/womens/whbreport.pdf

               Public Health 101: An Introduction to Public Health
Author:        Pyra Management Consulting Services Inc., and the Public Health Orientation Working
               Group in Atlantic Canada
Date:          2007
Source:        Nova Scotia Department of Health Promotion and Protection
Description:   This document, created by public health leaders in Atlantic Canada, is an orientation
               module that offers an introduction to public health. It assumes that the reader has an
               education background in a health related field and the content is primarily based on
               Canadian literature. This module is available to participants as a Microsoft Word
               document or as a PDF file and is provided in both English and French.
URL:           www.gov.ns.ca/hpp/publications/PH-101.pdf

               Reaching for the Top: A Report by the Advisor on Healthy Children & Youth / Vers
               de nouveaux sommets: rapport de la conseillère en santé des enfants et des
               jeunes
Author:        K. K. Leitch
Date:          2007
Source:        Health Canada
Description:   Canada has a universally accessible health care system and a large number of generous
               social programs, yet when it comes to the health and wellness of children and youth its
               standing is remarkably poor. This report emphasizes: 1) Developing a national injury
               prevention strategy; 2) Reducing childhood obesity by establishing a Centre of Excellence
               on Childhood Obesity; 3) Improving mental health services for Canadian children and
               youth; 4) Undertaking a longitudinal cohort study to provide data on the health of Canadian
               children and youth to help understand environmental factors impacting children’s health;
               and 5) Establishing a National Office of Child and Youth Health with a permanent Advisor.
URL/           www.hc-sc.gc.ca/hl-vs/alt_formats/hpb-dgps/pdf/child-enfant/2007-advisor-conseillere/
               advisor-conseillere-eng.pdf

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               Reducing Gaps in Health: A Focus on Socio-Economic Status in Urban Canada
Author:        Various
Date:          2008
Source:        Canadian Institute for Health Information
Description:   This document provides a broad overview of the links between socio-economic status and
               health in 15 Canadian census metropolitan areas (CMAs), while exploring socio-economic
               patterns and gradients within those CMAs and across urban Canada.
URL:           https://secure.cihi.ca/estore/productFamily.htm?pf=PFC1090&lang=en&media=0

               Reducing Health Disparities in Canada
Author:        Various
Date:          2005
Source:        Canadian Journal of Public Health, 96(2)
Description:   This resource is a group of journal articles all examining reducing health disparities in
               Canada, but from different perspectives. Topics examined include: intellectual disabilities,
               homelessness, immigrants and refugees, Aboriginal peoples, literacy and health research,
               and gender. These documents include recommendations for the future.
URL:           http://www.phac-aspc.gc.ca/ph-sp/disparities/ddp-eng.php

               The Renewal of Public Health in Nova Scotia: Building a Public Health System to
               Meet the Needs of Nova Scotians
Author:        Moloughney, B.W
Date:          2006
Source:        Nova Scotia Department of Health and Nova Scotia Department of Health Promotion
               and Protection.
Description:   The intent of this review is to: Assess the current public health care system in Nova
               Scotia, in the context of nationally recognized reports and recommendations; Assess the
               systems strengths, limitations, and opportunities to ensure the system is responsive,
               integrated, coordinated, efficient, and prepared for new, existing, re-emerging public
               health threats – both acute and chronic in nature; and Identify recommendations to
               ensure Nova Scotia is optimally positioned for both federal and provincial investments.
URL:           www.gov.ns.ca/hpp/resources/renewal.asp

               Social Capital in Action: Thematic Policy Studies / Le capital social à l’oeuvre
               Études thématiques sur les politiques
Author:        Various
Date:          2005
Source:        Policy Research Initiative, Government of Canada
Description:   Viewing networks of social ties as a form of capital asset provides a lens for examining
               how these ties can be invested in and drawn upon in ways that complement other capital
               assets available to individuals and communities.
URL/L’URL:     www.policyresearch.gc.ca/doclib/SC_Thematic_E.pdf
               www.policyresearch.gc.ca/doclib/SC_Thematic_F.pdf




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               Social Determinants of Health: The Canadian Facts
Author:        Juha Mikkonen and Dennis Raphael
Date:          May 2010
Source:        Juha Mikkonen and Dennis Raphael
Description:   The key message of this report is that the health of Canadians is much less determined
               by the health care system than we typically think. Much more important are public
               policies that influence living conditions. This document clearly explains how Canadians’
               health is shaped by how much income and wealth they have, whether or not they are
               employed and if so, the working conditions they experience. Raphael and Mikkoen pull
               together a wide range of research to show how health is powerfully influenced by
               Canadians' ability to obtain quality education, food and housing, among other factors.
URL:           http://www.thecanadianfacts.org/index.html

               Social Determinants of Health Canadian Perspectives, 2nd Edition
Author:        Dennis Raphael
Date:          2008
Source:        Canadian Scholars’ Press
Description:   Genetics and traditional risk factors such as activity, diet, and tobacco use cannot
               reliably predict whether we stay healthy or become ill. What then are the primary
               predictors of adult-onset diabetes, heart attacks, stroke, and many other diseases? The
               social determinants of health provide the answer: these are the socio-economic
               conditions that shape the health of individuals, communities, and jurisdictions as a
               whole. Social determinants establish the extent to which Canadians possess the
               resources to identify and achieve personal aspirations, satisfy needs, and cope with the
               environment.
URL:           http://www.cspi.org/books/social_determinants_health

               Socioeconomic Gradient in Health in Atlantic Canada: Evidence from
               Newfoundland and Nova Scotia
Author:        Rogers, S.
Date:          2005
Source:        GPI Atlantic
Description:   This study builds on recent developments in the measurement and decomposition of
               socio-economic inequality in health to “unpack” the gradient in Atlantic Canada.
               Unpacking the gradient identifies for policy-makers which health determinants make the
               largest contribution to measured health inequality and where efforts to reduce the slope
               of the gradient should be directed.
URL:           www.gpiatlantic.org/pdf/health/hiec121605.pdf

               Staying Alive Critical Perspectives on Health, Illness and Health Care 2nd Edition
Author:        Public Health Agency of Canada
Date:          April 2010
Source:        Public Health Agency of Canada
Description:   Staying Alive provides a fresh perspective on health, health care, and illness that will be
               of interest to a wide range of readers in the fields of health studies, nursing, and social
               policy.
URL:           www.cspi.org/biographies/dennis_raphael




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               Street Youth in Canada: Findings from Enhanced Surveillance of Canadian Street
               Youth, 1999-2003 / Les jeunes de la rue au Canada Constatations découlant de la
               surveillance accrue des jeunes de la rue au Canada, 1999-2003
Author:        Public Health Agency of Canada
Date:          2006
Source:        Public Health Agency of Canada
Description:   Findings from this analyses show street youth have high rates of STIs and blood-borne
               infections. Examination of subgroups within the street youth sample, such as injection
               drug users, reveals a particularly disturbing prevalence of some infectious agents, for
               example the hepatitis C virus. High-risk sexual behaviours (such as infrequent condom
               use, and high numbers of sexual partners) were also found within this population, as
               were concerning levels of substance use. Effective prevention strategies for STIs and
               blood-borne infections for the street youth population cannot be developed if data on this
               population are limited to sexual risk behaviour elements. Knowledge of social dynamics
               – such as reasons for leaving home, interactions with social services, exposure to abuse
               and risk behaviours of sexual partners – is needed for us to understand how STI and
               blood-borne infection prevention fits into street youth’s lives.
URL/           www.phac-aspc.gc.ca/std-mts/reports_06/pdf/street_youth_e.pdf
L’URL:         www.phac-aspc.gc.ca/std-mts/reports_06/pdf/street_youth_f.pdf

               Tackling Health Inequalities: Ten Years On – A Review of Developments in
               tackling Health Inequities in England over the last 10 years
Author:        Department of Health (Great Britain)
Date:          2009
Source:        Health Promotion Clearinghouse
Description:   This report reviews developments in health inequalities over the last 10 years – from
               November 1998 when the Acheson report on health inequalities was published to
               November 2008 when the post-2010 strategic review of health inequalities was
               announced. It covers developments against the wider, social determinants of health and
               the role of the NHS. It provides an assessment of developments against the Acheson
               report, a review of key data developments against a wide range of social, economic,
               health and environmental indicators, and it considers lessons learned and future
               challenges
URL:           www.dh.gov.uk/en/Publicationsandstatistics/Publications/PublicationsPolicyAndGuidanc
               e/DH_098936

               The Tides of Change – Addressing Inequity and Chronic Disease in Atlantic
               Canada
Author:        Hayward, K. and Colman, R.
Date:          2003
Source:        Population and Public Health Branch, Atlantic Regional Office, Health Canada
Description:   This discussion paper explores the relationships between inequity and chronic disease
               in Atlantic Canada in the context of the particular social and economic patterns that may
               influence health in this region. This is a first step toward identifying effective chronic
               disease strategies that are grounded in a deep understanding of the pathways between
               inequity and chronic disease, and that are appropriate to the Atlantic region.
URL:           www.phac-aspc.gc.ca/canada/regions/atlantic/Publications/Tides_of_change/tides_change_2003_e.pdf




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               Youth’s Perspectives on the Determinants of Health
Author:        Roberta L.Woodgate and Jennifer Leach
Date:          2010
Source:        Qualitative Health Research
Description:   Seventy-one youth from diverse ethnic backgrounds and residing in a major city in
               western Canada took part in the study. We used traditional ethnographic methods of
               interviewing and fieldwork, as well as photovoice. Sociocultural themes emerging from
               the study indicate that even though youth have a broad understanding of health that
               includes acknowledging the many different types of health beyond physical health,
               lifestyle factors such as healthy eating and exercise nonetheless dominate the talk of
               health by youth. The results highlight that the concept of health normalized by
               academics and public policy experts—as being inclusive of the broader determinants of
               health—might not be congruent with how youth regard health.
URL:           http://qhr.sagepub.com/content/early/2010/04/30/1049732310370213

               Turning the Tide: Why Acting on Inequity Can Help Reduce Chronic Disease
Author:        Wood Catano, J. and Rhymes, J.
Date:          2004
Source:        Public Health Agency of Canada
Description:   The goals of this took kit is to: 1) increase awareness and understanding of the links
               between inequity and chronic disease in Atlantic Canada, 2) increase awareness and
               understanding of the impact of social and economic policy on chronic disease and the
               need to consider these impacts when developing policy, and 3) encourage community
               groups and organizations to examine their work and their policies in light of this
               information and think about what they could do differently.
URL:           www.phac-aspc.gc.ca/canada/regions/atlantic/Publications/Tool_kit/Tool_kit.pdf

               Vital Signs 2007
Author:        Community Foundations of Canada
Date:          2007
Source:        Community Foundations of Canada
Description:   Vital Signs is an annual community check-up conducted by community foundations
               across Canada that measures the vitality of our communities, identifies significant
               trends, and assigns grades in at least ten areas critical to quality of life.
URL:           www.vitalsignscanada.ca/nationalvitalsigns2007-e.pdf

               Why the Poor Get Fat: Weight Gain and Economic Insecurity
Author:        Trenton G. Smith, Christiana Stoddard, Michael G. Barnes
Date:          2009*
Source:        The Berkeley Electronic Press
Description:   Something about being poor makes people fat. Though there are many possible
               explanations for the income-body weight gradient, we investigate a promising but little-
               studied hypothesis: that changes in body weight can—at least in part—be explained as
               an optimal response to economic insecurity.
URL:           http://www.bepress.com/fhep/12/2/5/




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                                 Organizational Links
               Aging and Seniors, Public Health Agency of Canada
Contact:       Address:                       Suite 1525, 15th Floor, 1505 Barrington Street
                                              Halifax, NS B3J 3Y6
               Telephone:                     (902) 426-2700
               Fax:                           (902) 426-9689
               Website:                       www.phac-aspc.gc.ca/seniors-aines/index-eng.php
Description:   The Division of Aging and Seniors (DAS) provides federal leadership on seniors' public
               health issues in order to optimize healthy aging. As such, DAS is the focal point for
               information and centre of expertise in the area. The Division strives to influence policy
               development, to expand and transfer the knowledge base, and to engage stakeholders
               on matters concerning healthy aging, including the prevention and control of disease and
               injury in older adult life.

               Atlantic Health Promotion Research Centre
Contact:       Address:        Suite 209, City Centre Atlantic, 1535 Dresden Row
                               Halifax, NS B3J 3T1
               Telephone:      (902) 494-2240
               Fax:            (902) 494-3594
               E-mail:         ahprc@dal.ca
               Website:        www.ahprc.dal.ca
Description:   The AHPRC was established in May, 1993 through a Centres of Excellence grant from
               the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) and the
               National Health Research Development Program (NHRDP). Since 1993, the Centre has
               generated $18 million in research grants and contracts for the Atlantic region.

               Canadian Council on Social Development
Contact:       Address:         190 O'Connor Street, Suite 100, Ottawa ON K2P 2R3
               Telephone:       (613) 236-8977
               Fax:             (613) 236-2750
               E-mail:          council@ccsd.ca
               Website/         www.ccsd.ca/
               Site web:
Description:   CCSD is a non-profit social policy and research organization focusing on issues such as
               poverty, social inclusion, disability, cultural diversity, child well-being, employment and
               housing.

               Canadian Heath Coalition

Contact:       Address:        2841 Riverside Drive, Ottawa, Ontario K1V 8X7
               E-mail:         info@healthcoalition.ca
               Website:        http://healthcoalition.ca
Description:   The Canadian Health Coalition is a public advocacy organization dedicated to the
               preservation and improvement of Medicare. Our membership is comprised of national
               organizations representing nurses, health care workers, seniors, churches, anti-poverty
               groups, women and trade unions, as well as affiliated coalitions in 9 provinces and one
               territory.



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               Canadian Institute for Heath Information
Contact:       Address:          495 Richmond Road, Suite 600, Ottawa, ON K2A 4H6
               Telephone:        613-241-7860
               Fax:              613-241-8120
               Website:          www.cihi.ca
Description:   The Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI) was established in 1994, we are an
               independent, not-for-profit corporation that provides essential information on Canada’s
               health system and the health of Canadians. We’re funded by federal, provincial and
               territorial governments, and guided by a board of directors made up of health leaders
               from across the country.

               Canadian Institute for Health Research
Contact:       Address:           160 Elgin Street, 9th Floor, Ottawa, ON, K1A 0W9
               Telephone:         613-941-2672 Toll Free: 1-888-603-4178
               Fax:               613-954-1800
               Website:           www.cihr.ca
Description:   CIHR integrates research through a unique interdisciplinary structure made up of 13
               "virtual" institutes. CIHR's Institutes are not buildings or research centres, but networks
               of researchers brought together to focus on important health problems. Unconstrained by
               bricks and mortar, the Institute's virtual structure encourages partnership and
               collaboration across sectors, disciplines and regions

               Canadian Population Health Initiative
Contact:       Address:         495 Richmond Road, Suite 600 Ottawa, ON K2A 4H6
               Telephone:       (613) 241-7860
               Fax:             (613) 241-8120
               Website:         secure.cihi.ca/cihiweb/dispPage.jsp?cw_page=home_e
Description:   In 1999, the Canadian Population Health Initiative (CPHI) was launched to expand the
               public’s knowledge of population health. CPHI works to advance population health
               understanding by concentrating on the following four complementary functions:
               knowledge generation and synthesis, policy synthesis and analysis, knowledge transfer
               and reporting, and knowledge exchange

               Canadian Public Health Association / Association Canadienne de Santé Publique
Contact:       Address:          400 - 1565 Carling Avenue, Ottawa ON, K1Z 8R1
               Telephone:        (613) 725-3769
               Fax:              (613) 725-9826
               E-mail:           info@cpha.ca
               Website/          www.cpha.ca
               Site Web:
Description:   The CPHA is a national, independent, not-for-profit, voluntary association representing
               public health in Canada with links to the international public health community.




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               Centre for Health Promotion
Contact:       Address:        155 College St., Suite 400, Health Sciences Building, Toronto ON M5T 3M7
               Telephone:      (416) 978-1809
               Fax:            (416) 971-1365
               E-mail:         centre.healthpromotion@utoronto.ca
               Website:        www.utoronto.ca/chp/
Description:   The Centre for Health Promotion is a community-academic partnership committed to
               excellence in education, evaluation and research. In a multi-disciplinary, collaborative
               context it activates, develops and evaluates innovative health promotion approaches in
               Canada and abroad. The Centre is an internationally recognized leader in health promotion.

               CHNET-Works!
Contact:       Address:      451 Smyth Rd, Room 1118, Ottawa ON K1H 8M5 Canada
               Telephone:    613 562 5800 ext 8107
               Fax:
               E-mail:       animateur@chnet-works.ca
               Website:      www.chnet-works.ca
Description:   Hosted by the Population Health Improvement Research Network at the University of
               Ottawa, CHNET-Works! is a networking venue dedicated to linking researchers, decision-
               makers and practitioners in population health and stakeholder sectors from across Canada

               Chronic Disease Prevention Alliance of Canada
Contact:       Address:        300-1565 Carling Avenue Ottawa, ON, K1Z 8R1
               Telephone:      (613) 725-3769 ext 171
               Fax:            (613)725-9826
               E-mail:         clarsen@cdpac.ca
               Website:        www.cdpac.ca
Description:   The Chronic Disease Prevention Alliance of Canada is a network of ten
               national organizations who share a common vision for an integrated system of research,
               surveillance, policies, and programs for maintaining health and prevention of chronic
               disease in Canada.

               GPI Atlantic
Contact:       Address:        535 Indian Point Road, Glen Haven, NS B3Z 2T5
               Telephone:      (902) 489-2524
               Fax:            (902) 405-1221
               E-mail:         info@gpiatlantic.org
               Website:        www.gpiatlantic.org/
Description:   GPI Atlantic is a non-profit research group founded to develop an index of sustainable
               development and well-being, who produces reports relevant to the Atlantic Provinces.




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               Health Promotion Hub (Health Nexus)
Contact:       Address:   180 Dundas Street West, Suite 301, Toronto, ON M5G 1Z8
               Telephone: (416) 408-2249
               Fax:        (416) 408-2122
               E-mail:     info@healthnexus.ca
               Website:   http://www.healthnexus.ca/our_programs/hprc/index.htm

Description:   The Health Promotion Hub is a bilingual resource centre that supports individuals,
               organizations and communities to strengthen their capacity to promote health.

               International Union for Health Promotion and Education (IUHPE)

Contact:       Address: 42 Blvd. de la Libération, 93203 St. Denis Cedex, France
               Telephone: 33 1 48 13 71 20
               Fax: 33 1 48 09 17 67
               E-mail: iuhpe@iuhpe.org
               Website: http://www.iuhpe.org/
Description:   The International Union for Health Promotion and Education (IUHPE) is over half a century
               old and draws its strength from being a unique worldwide, independent and professional
               association of individuals and organisations committed to improving the health and
               wellbeing of the people through education, community action and the development of
               healthy public policy.

               National Collaborating Centre for Determinants of Health
Contact:       Address:       St. FX University
                              195 Main St., PO Box 5000, Antigonish NS B2G 2W5
               Telephone:     (902) 867-5406
               Fax:           (902) 867-6130
               E-mail:        nccdh@stfx.ca
               Website:       www.nccdh.ca
Description:   The National Collaborating Centre for Determinants of Health (NCCDH) focuses on the
               social and economic factors that influence the health of Canadians. In order to fulfill our
               mandate, the NCCDH uses Knowledge Synthesis, Translation and Exchange (commonly
               referred to as KSTE) to assess, analyze and inform our stakeholders on how various
               determinants of health are impacting Canadians. KSTE has been defined as "the
               exchange, synthesis and ethically sound application of research findings within a complex
               system of relationships among researchers and knowledge users as part of a large
               process to incorporate research knowledge into policies, and practice to improve the
               health of a population" (Keifer, 2005).

               National Collaborating Centre for Public Health
Contact:       Address:       190, boulevard Crémazie Est, Montréal (Québec) H2P 1E2

               Telephone:      (514) 864-1600 extension 3615.
               Fax:            (514) 864-5180
               E-mail:         ncchpp@inspq.qc.ca
               Website:        www.ncchpp.ca
Description:   The National Collaborating Centre for Healthy Public Policy (NCCHPP) is one of Canada's
               six National Collaborating Centres for Public Health, or NCCs. The NCCs were created in
               2005-2006 in order to help to bridge research with action.

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               The NCC for Healthy Public Policy is based in Montréal and is hosted by the Institut
               national de santé publique du Québec, a centre for research and expertise in public
               health.

               National Collaborating Centre for Infectious Disease
Contact:       Address:        413-445 Ellice Avenue, Winnipeg, MN R3B 3P5

               Telephone:    (204) 943 0051
               Fax:          (204) 946 0927
               Website:      www.nccdh.ca
Description:   The National Collaborating Centre for Infectious Diseases (NCCID) is one of six centres
               funded by the Public Health Agency of Canada. The six centres form a network across
               Canada, each hosted by a different institution and focusing on a different topic in public
               health.

               National Collaborating Centre for Methods and Tools
Contact:       Address:        McMaster University, 1685 Main Street West, Suite 302
                               Hamilton, ON L8S 1G5
               Telephone:      (905)525-9140, ext 20450
               Fax:            (905)529-4184
               Website:        www.nccmt.ca
Description:   The National Collaborating Centre for Methods and Tools is one of six National
               Collaborating Centres for Public Health in Canada. The NCCMT provides leadership and
               expertise in sharing what works in public health. Our primary target audiences are public
               health managers and professionals across Canada who promote and facilitate evidence-
               informed decision making. Our products and services are available and relevant to all
               public health practitioners, policy makers and researchers.

               National Collaborating Centre for Public Health Policy
Contact:       Address:        Institut national de santé publique du Québec
                               190, boulevard Crémazie Est, Montréal PQ H2P 1E2
               Telephone:      (514) 864-1600 extension 3615.
               Fax:             (514) 864-5180
               Website:        www.ncchpp.ca
Description:   The National Collaborating Centre for Healthy Public Policy (NCCHPP) is one of six
               centres financed by the Public Health Agency of Canada. The six centres form a network
               across Canada, each hosted by a different institution and focusing on a different topic in
               public health. NCCHPP’s focus is public policy with a potential impact on social, economic
               and environmental determinants of health. Examples include transportation, food policy,
               housing, or poverty. We explicitly exclude policies on health care services, such as
               Medicare or waiting lists. Focusing on healthy public policy is not a new idea -- it is one of
               the five action areas in the Ottawa Charter for Health Promotion of 1986, for example.
               Nevertheless, a centre focused on healthy public policy is an innovative initiative in
               Canada.




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               Nova Scotia Department of Health and Wellness
Contact:       Address:        World Trade and Convention Centre, 5th Floor, Suite 520, 1800 Argyle
                               Street, PO Box 487, Halifax, NS B3J 2R7
               Telephone:      (902) 424-4807
               Toll Free:      1-866-231-3882
               Fax:            (902) 424-4716
               Website:        http://www.gov.ns.ca/DHW/
Description:   The Department of Health and Wellness provides better health care for Nova Scotians and
               their families – by offering programs and services that protect and promote health, and
               treat illness.

               Public Health Agency of Canada / l'Agence de la santé publique du Canada
Contact:       Address:        Public Health Agency of Canada (Atlantic), 1505 Barrington Street, Room
                               1525 Halifax, NS B3J 3Y6
               Telephone:      (902) 426-2700
               Fax:            (902) 426-9689
               Website:        http://www.phac-aspc.gc.ca
Description:   Includes numerous links to topics covered by the various PHAC divisions. Includes
               information on Child Health, Healthy Pregnancy and Infancy, Healthy Living, Injury
               Prevention, Mental Health, National Clearinghouse on Family Violence, Obesity, Physical
               Activity, Population Health, Rural Health, and Seniors Health

               Population Health Research Unit – Dalhousie University
Contact:       Address:       5790 University Ave. Halifax, NS B3H 1V7
               Telephone:     (902) 494-1785
               Fax:           (902) 494-1597
               Website:       www.phru.dal.ca/
Description:   The PHRU is a university-based research and support group conducting systematic
               research into population health, health services and their inter-relationships. Committed to
               advancing the level of knowledge and developing innovative research methods for the
               betterment of the health of the general population in a cost effective manner, their efforts
               support both individual researchers and research teams addressing larger projects.

               Tamarack
Contact:       Address:       5 Father David Bauer Drive, Ste 106 Waterloo, Ontario N2L 6M2
               Telephone:     (519) 885-5155
               Fax:           (519) 885-4454
               Website:       http://tamarackcommunity.ca
Description:   Tamarack is a dynamic organization that develops and supports collaborative strategies
               that engage citizens and institutions to solve major community challenges, and to learn
               from and share these experiences




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               World Health Organization – Health Promotion

Contact:       Address:       Avenue Appia 20, CH - 1211 Geneva 27, Switzerland
               Telephone:     +41 22 791 2111
               Fax:           +41 22 791 3111
               Website:       www.who.int/en/
Description:   WHO is responsible for providing leadership on global health matters, shaping the health
               research agenda, setting norms and standards, articulating evidence-based policy options,
               providing technical support to countries and monitoring and assessing health trends.




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                           Other Tools and Resources

               The Canadian Best Practices Portal for Health Promotion and Chronic Disease
               Prevention
Author:        Various
Date:          Last updated 2009
Source:        Public Health Agency of Canada
Description:   This portal allows you to search for best practices tools and resources. Simply type in
               search words related to population health.
URL:           cbpp-pcpe.phac-aspc.gc.ca/


               CHNET-Works Newsletter
Author:        CHNET-Works!
Date:          Ongoing
Source:        CHNET-Works
Description:   CHNET-Works! is a network of networks, using innovative information technology to
               support discussions and actions on pressing population health issues. Hosted by the
               Population Health Improvement Research Network at the University of Ottawa, the intent
               is to make leading edge research and application information accessible, to enable
               discussions and to support individual and collective action on population health issues.
               The CHNET-Works! online newsletter provides subscribers with weekly reminders about
               upcoming Fireside Chats and other CHNET-Works! events.
URL:           http://www.chnet-
               works.ca/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=27&Itemid=31&lang=en

               CLICK4HP Listserve
Author:        Click4HP
Date:          1996
Source:        Click4HP
Description:   CLICK4HP, an open, non-moderated public listserv, is an international dialogue on the
               uses of the Internet for health promotion. Subscribers exchange views on issues and
               ideas, provide leads to resources and ask questions about health promotion. For more
               information on this listserv, and an opportunity to browse or search all the messages since
               1996, as well as subscribe to the list, visit the CLICK4HP archives website.
URL:           https://listserv.yorku.ca/archives/click4hp.html

               Count Me In
Author:        Health Nexus
Date:          2004
Source:        Health Nexus
Description:   An initiative of the Ontario Prevention Clearinghouse (now Health Nexus), Count Me In! is
               a health promotion strategy that highlights the relationship between inclusion and health.
               The purpose of the project was to engage others in raising and sustaining the work of
               health promotion, with emphasis on the strategies of inclusion and engagement.
URL:           http://www.count-me-in.ca/




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               Encyclopedia of Early Childhood Development
Author:
Date:          Unknown
Source:        Centre of Excellence for Early Childhood Development (CEECD)
Description:   As the main dissemination product of the Centre of Excellence for Early Childhood
               Development (CEECD), the Encyclopedia was developed for the use of policy makers,
               planners and service providers. It is a compendium of texts written by leading experts on
               topics related to the social and emotional development of young children, from conception
               to five years of age. It covers 33 topics, referring to different age periods as well as to
               specific services for children aged 0-5 and their families.
URL:           http://www.child-encyclopedia.com/en-ca/home.html

               Health-Evidence.ca
Author:        Various
Date:          Last updated 2007
Source:        Canadian Institutes of Health Research
Description:   This website provides quality research evidence to public health decision makers, saving
               you time by searching, screening, and rating the systematic review evidence to compile it
               in a free, searchable online registry. All reviews have been screened for relevance to
               public health and appraised for quality.
URL/           health-evidence.ca/
L’URL:         health-evidence.ca/?language=fr

               Health Nexus Today Weblogs
Author:        Health Nexus
Date:          Unknown
Source:        Health Nexus
Description:   Find the latest on health promotion including breaking news, highlights, studies and issues in
               health promotion and the determinants of health in Canada and internationally. We post it;
               you comment.
URL:           http://www.blogs.healthnexussante.ca/

               Health Promotion Clearinghouse E-Bulletin
Author:        Health Promotion Clearinghouse
Date:          2006
Source:        Health Promotion Clearinghouse
Description:   Launched in 2006, the Health Promotion Clearinghouse (HPC) E-Bulletin is published twice
               a month. It provides information on upcoming local, provincial, national and international
               events of relevance to Nova Scotia’s health promoters. It also includes a listing of new
               library resources, as well as information on volunteer, job and funding opportunities. Each
               month it profiles an organization or initiative related to health promotion. While most of the
               roughly 1700 subscribers are from Nova Scotia, the E-Bulletin is sent across Canada and
               internationally.
URL:           http://www.hpclearinghouse.ca/




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               Health Promotion Consortium (Educational Resources)
Author:        Health Nexus, Parent Action on Drugs, Ontario Healthy Communities Coalition and the
               Ontario Public Health Association
Date:          Unknown
Description:   The Healthy Communities Consortium is a group of four health promotion organizations
               (Health Nexus, Parent Action on Drugs, Ontario Healthy Communities Coalition, and the
               Ontario Public Health Association) collaboratively supporting community organizations and
               partnerships in Ontario build healthy communities. Their website includes a useful section
               titled “Educational Resources”, which includes a listing of resources related to various topics
               such as: Active Communities; Active Transportation Built Environment; Community
               Engagement; Evaluation; Evidence-informed Practice; French Language Resources; Health
               Equity; Mental Health Promotion; Partnership Development; Planning; Policy Development;
               and Results-Based Accountability
URL:           http://www.hcconsortium.ca/?page_id=206

               Health Promotion Hub
Author:        Health Nexus
Date:          Unknown
Source:        Health Nexus
Description:   This bilingual resource centre supports individuals, organizations and communities to
               strengthen their capacity to promote health. Grounded in 25 years of health promotion, the
               new web pages include many excellent resources and weblinks on health promotion, health
               equity, community engagement, partnerships and network development.
URL:           http://www.healthnexus.ca/our_programs/hprc/index.htm

               Health Promotion Workshop Training Pack
Author:        Health Nexus
Date:          2010
Source:        Health Nexus
Description:   The Starting Out in Health Promotion Workshop Training Pack is intended to provide tools and
               resources to deliver an introductory workshop on health promotion. Developed by Health
               Nexus, the workshop training pack can be adapted for specific audiences. It includes the
               Starting Out in Health Promotion Guide, a sample training agenda, a slide deck presentation,
               activity resources, and audio-visual resources.
URL:           http://www.healthnexus.ca/our_programs/hprc/hp_primer.html#training

               Indicators of Well-Being in Canada
Author:        Human Resources and Social Development Canada
Date:          2008
Source:        Government of Canada
Description:   This website gathers data from different sources and presents a comprehensive, up-to-date
               picture of the well-being of Canadians and Canadian society and shows how this picture
               may be changing over time. Whether you are a student, a researcher, a community
               volunteer, a public servant, or someone who is simply interested in knowing about this
               country, there is information here for you. You will find a wide range of indicators, or
               statistical measures, that show how things are going for Canadians. For example, there are
               data on how many hours we work each week, our education levels compared with the levels
               in other countries, the affordability of housing, and much more. Areas of Well-being include:
               Learning, Work, Housing, Family life, Health, Leisure, Social Participation, Security,
               Environment and Financial Security.


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URL:           www4.hrsdc.gc.ca/home.jsp?lang=en

               The Last Straw! A Board Game on the Social Determinants of Health
Author:        Kate Rossiter and Kate Reeve
Date:          2007
Source:        Association of Faculties of Medicine with contribution funding from the Public Health Agency
               of Canada
Description:   The Last Straw! is a fun and exciting teaching tool on the social determinants of health. The
               game has three objectives: (1) to promote discussion about the social determinants of
               health; (2) to help players build empathy with marginalized people and gain an awareness of
               players' own social location; and (3) to encourage learning in a fun and supportive
               environment.
URL:           www.thelaststraw.ca/

               Online Health Program Planner (OHPP)
Author:        The Health Communication Unit (THCU)
Date:          Unknown
Source:        The Health Communication Unit and National Collaborating Centre for Methods and Tools.
Description:   The OHPP is a tool developed by the Health Communication Unit (THCU). It guides users
               through part or all of THCU’s six-step planning process and helps make evidence-informed
               planning decisions. The six steps include: (1) Project Management; (2) Situational
               Assessment; (3) Program Objectives; (4) Choosing Strategies and Activities; (5) Developing
               Indicators of Success; and (6) Reviewing the Plan. Step-specific support menus are
               provided on every page.
URL:           www.thcu.ca/ohpp/index.cfm

               Ontario Health Promotion E-Bulletin
Author:        Health Nexus
Date:          Unknown
Source:        Health Nexus
Description:   OHPE is a free weekly newsletter for people interested in health promotion. It is produced by
               Health Nexus and The Health Communication Unit. It provides information about workshops,
               conferences, projects, issues, job postings, resources, and feature reports.
URL:           www.ohpe.ca/

               Population Health / La santé de la population
Author:        Public Health Agency of Canada
Date:          Last updated 2005
Source:        Government of Canada
Description:   This website is an excellent resource for understanding the concepts of Population Health,
               as the determinants which leads to today’s comprehensive definition of health. This site
               provides information on key resources and initiatives,
URL/           www.phac-aspc.gc.ca/ph-sp/index-eng.php
L’URL:         www.phac-aspc.gc.ca/index-fra.php

               Social Determinants of Health Listserve (York University)
Date:          Unknown
Source:        York University
Description:   This is an international listserv managed by Dennis Raphael, PhD., out of York University.
               The Social Determinants of Health (SDOH) Listserv has over 1200 members from around

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               the world who deal with the social determinants of health. You can subscribe by clicking
               here.
URL:           https://listserv.yorku.ca/archives/sdoh.html

               Turning the Tide: Why Acting on Inequity Can Help Reduce Chronic Disease (2006)
               Toolkit
Author:        Janis Wood Catano and Janet Rhymes
Date:          2006
Source:        Public Health Agency of Canada – Atlantic Regional Office
Description:   Produced by Janis Wood Catano and Janet Rhymes for the Atlantic Regional Office of the
               Public Health Agency of Canada. This tool kit is designed to support the use of the
               document, The Tides of Change: Addressing Inequity and Chronic Disease in Atlantic
               Canada: A Discussion Paper. The package was produced for use by community
               organizations in examining their work and policies in light of the information presented in
               the discussion paper. This resource is designed to help readers understand the complex
               links between inequity and chronic disease. As well, it provides tools to make
               presentations about this research. All the material is in PDF format, ready to be printed.
URL:           www.phac-aspc.gc.ca/canada/regions/atlantic/Publications/Tool_kit/Tool_kit.pdf

               Unnatural Causes – Is inequality Making Us Sick?
Author:
Date:          Unknown
Source:        California Newsreel
Description:   This is an extensive website containing various tools and resources on health equity.
               Based on the acclaimed documentary series titled Unnatural Causes broadcast by PBS
               aimed at tackling the root causes of the United States' huge socio-economic and racial
               inequities in health.
URL:           www.unnaturalcauses.org/




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                               Funding Opportunities

               Population Health Fund
Contact:       Address:       Public Health Agency of Canada (Atlantic) 1505 Barrington Street, Room
                              1525 Halifax, NS B3J 3Y6
               Telephone: (902) 426-2700
               Fax:           (902) 426-9689
               Website:       www.phac-aspc.gc.ca/ph-sp/fund-fonds/index-eng.php
Description:   The goal of the Population Health Fund is to increase community capacity for action on or
               across the determinants of health. Current priorities are announced during project
               solicitation processes, generally in a Request for Proposals or a solicitation letter. The
               Fund is administered through the Public Health Agency of Canada's Regional Offices (for
               provincial, territorial, regional or local projects) and the National Office in Ottawa (for
               national projects).




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                                     Online Education

               Health Promotion 101
Author:        Ontario Health Promotion Resource System
Date:          Unknown
Source:        Ontario Health Promotion Resource System
Description:   Health Promotion 101 (HP 101) is a free, online, self-directed course developed in 2005 by
               the former Ontario Health Promotion Resource System (OHPRS) to introduce learners to
               health promotion concepts, theories and resources toward building capacity to promote
               healthy changes in individuals, organizations, and communities. It contains nine modules
               divided into three main sections: (a) Foundations of Health Promotion; (b) Health
               Promotion in Action; and (c) Building Your Health Promotion Practice. It is designed for
               health promotion practitioners as well as those interested in learning more about the field
               of health promotion. The modules address the key aspects of health promotion theory and
               practice, including definitions and concepts, models of health, theories of behaviour,
               organization and community change, and health promotion values and strategies. It
               provides an excellent and broad foundation on health promotion.
URL:           http://www.thcu.ca/hp101/eng/main.cfm

               Health Promotion 102 – Workplace Health Promotion
Author:        Health Communication Unit (THCU)
Date:          Unknown
Source:        The Health Communication Unit (THCU)
Description:   Health Promotion 102 (HP 102) is a free, online, self-directed course on workplace health
               promotion. Designed by the Health Communication Unit (THCU), it is similar in structure to
               HP 101 but offers specific knowledge central to workplace health promotion. This course
               contains nine modules, the first providing a general overview of the terms, concepts,
               history and information on the core comprehensive workplace health promotion
               framework. The remaining eight modules provide more detailed information on each of the
               steps within the framework.
URL:           http://www.thcu.ca/Workplace/hp102/index.cfm

               HPAHO/WHO Self-Instructional Course on Social Determinants of Health

Author:        Pan American Health Organization
Date:          Unknown
Source:        Pan American Health Organization
Description:   This is an online self-instructional course on social determinants of health and public policy
               formulation is available in English, Spanish and Portuguese. The purpose of this module is
               to raise awareness of and provide insight into the Social Determinants of Health (SDH) in
               order to reduce health inequities, encourage changes in the political agenda and
               contribute to a better administration of social justice and enforcement of human rights. The
               module is mainly targeted at WHO/PAHO staff members as well as Health Ministries'
               officials in all countries who are engaged in designing action programs, policies and plans
               for SDH.
URL:           http://dds-dispositivoglobal.ops.org.ar/curso/cursoeng/contexto.html




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