Search Resources (English): Health promotion

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Healthy hearts and healthy communities: how health promotion helps us think differently about cardiovascular disease
Highlights a recent study showing that most risk factors for cardiovascular disease can be modified by lifestyle changes. Elaborates on the broader issue of the impact of social, economic, and environmental factors on an individual’s health. (See Details)
Published: 2004
Bright futures: guidelines for health supervision of infants, children and adolescents (2nd ed., rev)
Examines how health professionals and others who care for children, adolescents and families can be more effective in health promotion and disease prevention, especially in relation to behavior, development, and function. Prescribes a more comprehensive and intensive health supervision where health, educational, and social issues are treated as interrelated and not assessed in isolation from each other. Recommends that health professionals use a contextual approach and be sensitive to the world of the child. Comprehensive, family-centered, and community-based health supervision requires that the child or adolescent be viewed in the context of his or her family and community and that health care be integrated with other human services. (See Details)
Published: 2002
Women's voices in health promotion
Presents feminist perspectives on women's health promotion. Offers a clear exposition of current feminist theory, a guide to current knowledge, as well as a participatory action research framework, and examples of local implementation.
Published: 1999
Reforming health protection and promotion in Canada: time to act
Examines and reports on the infrastructure and governance of the public health system in Canada, as well as on Canada’s ability to respond to public health emergencies arising from outbreaks of infectious disease. (See Details)
Published: 2003
Handbook on using stories in health promotion practice
Demonstrates current understanding about how the use of stories can help build a stronger, more effective practice. Shows how story-telling in health promotion is linked with well-established traditions of using narrative to develop knowledge.
Published: 1996
Making environmental health happen in the community! The story of South Riverdale Community Health Centre's environmental healt
Provides practical ideas for including a focus on environmental isues in community work and health promotion programs. Describes techniques for engaging the community in issues relating to environmental health, including workshops, workgroups, participatory action research, neighbourhood ecotours and populat theatre. (See Details)
Myth: an ounce of prevention buys a pound of cure
Demonstrates that the evidence does not support the broader argument that prevention and promotion will always save money. (See Details)
Published: 2003
A guide for community health promotion planning
Provides an overview of key concepts related to health promotion. Defines health and health promotion and discusses why health promotion is a legitimate area for action. Describes a comprehensive plan for community health promotion as well as the local planning process to develop this health promotion system and to stimulate action in community health promotion activities.
Published: 1993
The role of the public health nurse within the Regional Health Authority
Describes the role of public health nurses within Manitoba's Regional Health Authorities. (See Details)
Published: 1998
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