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Health promotion and preventive measures: interpreting messages at midlife
Provides insight into the cultural messages that midlife women receive about preventive health care.
Published: 2001
The Jacobs Institute of Women's Health report on the prevention of heart disease in women: findings and recommendations from the  
http://www.kaisernetwork.org/health_cast/uploaded_files/Heart_Report.pdf
Summarizes the background and scope of the conference, the major findings, and the key recommendations for improving the prevention of heart disease in women's primary care. (See Details)
Published: 2003
Evaluation of food fortification with folic acid for the primary prevention of neural tube defects: executive summary, 1997-2003  
http://www.phac-aspc.gc.ca/publicat/faaf/index.htm
Presents the results of a population based study to evaluate the effectiveness of the public health strategy of food fortification with folic acid and to determine possible adverse effects resulting from fortification. (See Details)
Published: 2003
Myth: early detection is good for everyone  
http://www.chsrf.ca/mythbusters/pdf/myth22_e.pdf
Debates the validity of all early detection screening tests. (See Details)
Published: 2006
School-based violence prevention programs: a resource manual  
http://www.ucalgary.ca/resolve/violenceprevention/English/pdf/RESOURCEMANUAL.pdf
Reviews and presents school-based violence prevention programs that are relevant for girls and boys,, young women and young men. (See Details)
Published: 2002
It takes a community: a resource manual for community-based prevention of Fetal Alcohol Syndrome and Fetal Alcohol Effects
Provides a resource manual for community-based prevention of FAS/E and to help guide those who want to make their community a caring and supportive place for individuals and families already living with this condition.
Published: 1997
Healthy women, healthy lives: a guide to preventing disease, from the Landmark Nurses' Health Study
Provides findings from the Nurses's Health Study, incorporated in tips and strategies for women looking to make healthy lifestyle changes.
Published: 2001
Focus on social views, not individual behaviour  
http://www.cwhn.ca/node/39433
Discusses how the first step to real prevention of violence, primary prevention, is realizing that it is not just the attitude of abusers that are the problem. Societal attitudes toward violence need to change as well. (See Details)
Published: Spring/Summer 2007
Toronto Cancer Prevention Coalition position paper on the primary prevention and early detection and screening of breast, ovaria  
http://www.city.toronto.on.ca/health/resources/tcpc/pdf/tcpc_breast_ovarian_cerical_cancer.pdf
Considers prevention measures relating to 3 types of cancer: cervical, ovarian and breast. Provides recommendations specific to the prevention of women's cancers. (See Details)
Published: 2002
Periconceptional use of folic acid for reduction of the risk of neural tube defects  
http://www.cps.ca/english/statements/DT/dt95-01.htm
Examines the incidence of neural tube defects in Canada and presents the Canadian Paediatric Society's position on folic acid fortification and supplementation. Includes references. (See Details)
Published: 1997