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Non-Smokers' Rights Association, Québec  
http://www.nsra-adnf.ca

The Non-Smokers' Rights Association is a non-profit health organization that has been at the forefront of tobacco-control efforts in Canada and around the world for the past quarter-century. The NSRA was founded in Toronto in 1974 by Rosalee Berlin, a registered nurse whose allergies made her particularly sensitive to second-hand smoke. It began as a small volunteer group dedicated to achieving clean air for non-smokers. The association has broadened its scope to all public health aspects of the tobacco epidemic, resolutely putting the blame for this problem on the tobacco industry, rather than on individual smokers.

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Health in Action  
http://www.wolfcreek.ab.ca/hia/
The Health in Action Project is a partnership project between Wolf Creek Public Schools and Alberta Health Service's Comprehensive School Health Program. Through a comprehensive approach to promoting health and well-being in the development of successful learners, this initiative supports the following aims:

 

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Centre for Health Promotion  
http://www.utoronto.ca/chp/

The Centre for Health Promotion (Dalla Lana School of Public Health , University of Toronto), established in 1989, is a community-academic partnership. The Centre is 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 active, high quality, internationally recognized leader in health promotion.

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Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care  
http://www.ctfphc.org/

Works to determine how the periodic health examination might enhance or protect the health of Canadians and to recommend a plan for a lifetime program of periodic health assessments for persons living in Canada. // Fourni l'information nécessaire aux prestateurs de soins de santé, aux responsables de la planification des soins de santé et aux consommateurs afin de les aider à décider de l’utilisation ou non de toute une gamme d’interventions préventives.

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Centre for Development and Population Activities  
http://www.cedpa.org/

Forms an international nonprofit organization committed to improving the lives of women and girls worldwide.

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American Medical Association

The American Medical Association is an advocate for American physicians and medical students. They promote professionalism in medicine, set standards for medical education, practice, and ethics, and advocate for change around medical policy issues. Their core purpose is to promote the science and art of medicine and the betterment of public health.

Alberta Centre for Active Living  
http://www.centre4activeliving.ca/
Supports Albertan practitioners in promoting physical activity to improve health and quality of life. Facilitates the link between research and practice in health promotion. (See Details)
Centre ontarien d'information en prévention  
http://www.opc.on.ca
Appuie les individus, groupes et communautés dans leurs efforts pour atteindre la santé et le bien-être sur le plan social, émotionnel, physique et environnemental. Agit comme catalyseur des activités de promotion de la santé et de prévention en Ontario. Plusieurs sites Web connexes à la promotion de la santé en Ontario se trouvent sur ce site. Works to achieve social, environmental, and economic health and well-being for individuals, communities and local governments throughout Ontario. Supports healthy communities through a number of key initiatives at the local, regional, and provincial level. Hosts several Ontario-based health promotion websites. (See Details)
Jacobs Institute of Women's Health  
http://www.jiwh.org/
Forms an organization working to improve health care for women through research, dialogue, and information dissemination. (See Details)
Kahnawake Schools Diabetes Prevention Project  
http://www.ksdpp.org/
Works to prevent type 2 diabetes in Kahnawake and empower community members to care for their personal and family health through continual improvement of their diabetes prevention model based on Kanien’keha values. Collaborates with all community organizations on a shared vision of diabetes prevention activities that reach all community members. (See Details)