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Child maltreatment: a public health issue

Examines the factors and conditions that contribute to child maltreatment and the relationship between child maltreatment and caregiver substance abuse.

Published: 2004
The effectiveness of public health campaigns

Looks at the evidence on the effectiveness of interventions in changing behaviour generally, and more specifically, at the evidence concerning mass media campaigns.

Published: 2004
Gender-based analysis (GBA) in public health research, policy and practice: documentation of the international workshop in Berli

Reports on various approaches and tools necessary to gender research designs, health and health promotion programs or clinical services and instruments.

Published: 2001
The right to health: a resource manual for NGOs

Offers practical advice on how to undertake the advocacy work and monitoring strategies that are involved in adopting a human rights approach to health.

Published: 2004
Global health disparities

Consists of easy-to-use web format CD-ROM supplement to April 2002 special issue of journal Health Promotion Practice. Contains over 700 primary source materials and 1000s of pages of information on global health inequalities arranged by health disparity areas: Assessment/Measurement; Children; Country Health Profiles; Economic Development; Environment; Epidemiology/Statistics; Globalization; Healthy People 2010 (USA); Homepages; Indigenous People; Legal/Political; Maternal/Infant; Newsletters; Poverty; Race/Ethnicity; Seniors; Technology; and, Women.

Published: 2002
"Nothing about us without us": greater, meaningful involvement of people who use illegal drugs: a public health, ethical, and hu

Explains why people who use illegal drugs must be meaningfully involved in Canada’s response to HIV/AIDS, hepatitis C (HCV), and injection drug use, and the benefits of greater involvement.

Published: 2005
"Nothing about us without us": greater, meaningful involvement of people who use illegal drugs: a public health, ethical, and hu  
http://www.aidslaw.ca/publications/interfaces/downloadFile.php?ref=1314

Examines why it is important to increase meaningful involvement of people who use illegal drugs in the response to HIV and hepatitis C (HCV), and how this can be done.

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Published: 2005
Health promotion glossary  
http://www.who.int/hpr/NPH/docs/hp_glossary_en.pdf

Provides an overview of ideas and concepts which are central to contemporary health promotion.

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Published: 1998
The future of public health in Canada: Canadian Public Health Association board of directors discussion paper  
http://www.cpha.ca/uploads/policy/Future_e.pdf

Based on a national consultation involving a series of regional roundtable discussions across Canada, which began the process of creating a vision for Public Health in the next decade. Articulates the principles underlying Public Health, identifies some of the strengths and the challenges faced, and outlines essential considerations that must be addressed if Canada is to maintain a strong Public Health component in a sustainable health care system for the future.

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Published: 2001
Preventing disease: are pills the answer?  
http://www.whp-apsf.ca/en/documents/pills_prevent.html
Discusses the different roles of public health and medicine. Argues that the boundaries between the two are blurring with the popularity of chemoprevention. (See Details)
Published: 2002