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Women's health issues: the precautionary principle of public health  
http://www.ourbodiesourselves.org/pp.htm
Defines the precautionary principle and explains why it is an important issue for women's health activists. Includes a series of related articles. (See Details)
Published: 2002
ABC of smoking cessation: population strategies to prevent smoking  
http://bmj.bmjjournals.com/cgi/content/full/328/7442/759?etoc
Summarizes population strategies that can make substantial contributions to smoking cessation and help to prevent people from taking up smoking. (See Details)
Published: 2004
Mamaqtut! Inuit healthy living cookbook (Inuktitut)  
http://www.inuitdiabetes.ca/mamaqtut_cookbook_final.pdf
Presents, in Inuktitut, a cookbook designed to help Inuit make food choices that are healthy and delicious. (See Details)
Published: 2004
Recommendations for the primary prevention of cancer
Reviews the evidence on cancer risks and develops an action-based plan detailing recommendations for the primary prevention of cancer. Addresses tobacco, dietary risk factors, alcohol, physical activity, occupational carcinogens, environmental carcinogens, sunlight, reproductive life and related factors, infections, medications, and socio-economic determinants of cancer. Provides brief summaries of the evidence for those exposures where the evidence is well known and readily available.
Published: 1995
Planning for bone health and fracture prevention: a workbook for regional health boards  
http://www.healthservices.gov.bc.ca/whb/publications/0313bonehealth.pdf
Provides a companion document to "A Provincial Strategy for Bone Health and Fracture Prevention: Recommendations of the Bone Health and Fracture Prevention Steering Committee" (January 2001). Presents a workbook designed to help guide regions and communities through the process of mapping their own bone health initiatives. (See Details)
Published: 2001
Addressing gender perspectives in HIV prevention  
http://www.unfpa.org/hiv/prevention/hivprev4a.htm
Discusses the implications of gender issues as they related to HIV/AIDS. Focuses on prevention among youth, prevention in pregnant women, and comprehensive condom programming. (See Details)
Published: 2002
Women's health promotion and disease prevention: shifting the emphasis to earliest and lifelong health promotion for a diversity  
http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/hl-vs/pubs/women-femmes/can-usa/am-back-promo_7_e.html
Highlights some of the key prevention issues and programs affecting reproductive health, diseases more common in women than men, and more. Prepared for the Canada-U.S.A. Women's Health Forum, Ottawa, ON, 1996 (CANUSA). (See Details)
Published: 1996
Beginning a long journey: a review of projects funded by the Family Violence Prevention Division, Health Canada, regarding viole  
http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/hppb/familyviolence/html/1begi.html
Reviews 15 projects funded by the Family Violence Prevention Division of Health Canada and assesses the significance and accomplishments of the projects. (See Details)
Published: 1997
At risk: public health approach to disease prevention  
http://www.web.net/~desact/anglais/public/atrisk.htm
Discusses the public health approach to disease prevention, which aims to protect populations of people who are well, using broad, low-risk, and inexpensive measures. (See Details)
Published: 2001
Help a pregnant friend avoid alcohol  
http://www.calgaryfasd.com/files/Circle_of_Friends/8pg_Brochure.pdf
Provides tips and strategies for persons who wish to talk to their pregnant friends about alcohol consumption during pregnancy. (See Details)