Health education

Health education

American Medical Association

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Organization Type: 
Governmental Body
Services Provided: 
Health promotion
Advocacy

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.

Primary Telephone: 
(312) 464-5000
Street Address: 
515 N State St
City: 
Chicago
Province: 
Ilinois
Postal/ZIP Code: 
60610

Best practices: fetal alcohol syndrome/fetal alcohol effects and the effects of other substance use during pregnancy

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English
Media Type: 
Paper
Online
Author: 
Gary Roberts
Jo Nanson
Publisher: 
Health Canada
Publication Date: 
2001
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

Identifies best practices for the prevention, identification and intervention of FAS/FAE and the effects of other substance use during pregnancy at different life stages.

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ISBN/ISSN: 
ISBN 0662302125
PREG.R63 2001
Notes: 
<p>Includes bibliographical references.</p>

Osteoporosis Canada - Montreal Chapter

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Organization Type: 
NGO - Non Government Organization
Service Language: 
English
Français
Services Provided: 
Community education/development
Health promotion
Information provision and referral
Support group/peer support

Works to educate, empower, and assist people living in Quebec in the prevention and treatment of osteoporosis. Maintains a toll-free telephone line and offers an osteoporosis risk factor identification service. Publishes educational pamphlets, a fitness video, a prevention kit, and a newsletter.

Primary Telephone: 
514-212-5549
Email Address: 
montreal@osteoporosis.ca
Tollfree Phone Number: 
(French) 1-800-977-1778 (in Canada only)
Street Address: 
274 Antoine Forestier
City: 
Montreal
Province: 
Quebec
Postal/ZIP Code: 
H7M 6B9

Ovarian Cancer Canada

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Organization Type: 
NGO - Non Government Organization
Service Language: 
English
Français
Services Provided: 
Information provision and referral

Mobilizes support for improved diagnosis, treatment and outcomes for Ovarian Cancer and provides nationwide access to information regarding Ovarian Cancer. Forme un organisme qui offre un soutien aux femmes qui ont le cancer de l’ovaire, à leurs familles, aux femmes et à la communauté en général grâce aux campagnes et aux activités de sensibilisation, à la création et à la diffusion de matériel d’éducation dont le langage, le format et le contenu sont adaptés à un auditoire particulier et à la collecte de fonds au nom de la recherche en matière de cancer de l’ovaire.

Primary Telephone: 
416-962-2700
Email Address: 
msapsfor@ovariancanada.org
Fax Number: 
416-962-2701
Tollfree Phone Number: 
1-877-413-7970
Street Address: 
101-145 Front St. East
City: 
Toronto
Province: 
Ontario
Postal/ZIP Code: 
M5A 1E3
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had to update contact info, website incorrect, changed to http://www.ovariancanada.org/ from http://www.ovariancancercanada.ca

Childbirth by Choice Trust

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Organization Type: 
NGO - Non Government Organization
Service Language: 
English

Educates the public about fertility control issues such as contraceptive use, unintended pregnancy, and abortion. Online resources include educational material aimed at the general public and information for women faced with unintended pregnancies who have specific questions or concerns.

Primary Telephone: 
416-961-7812
Email Address: 
info@cbctrust.com
Fax Number: 
416-961-5771
Street Address: 
502-344 Bloor St W
City: 
Toronto
Province: 
Ontario
Postal/ZIP Code: 
M5S 3A7
Internal Notes : 
http://www.cbctrust.com/ changed to http://www.faslink.org/Childbirth%20By%20Choice%20Trust.htm this apperser to no longer exist

La Leche League Canada

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Organization Type: 
NGO - Non Government Organization
Service Language: 
English

Promotes breastfeeding through education, information, encouragement, and mother-to-mother support. Services include a telephone support network, meetings where mothers can learn about breastfeeding, publications for mothers and health professionals, and sponsorship of conferences and professional seminars.

Primary Telephone: 
613-774-4900
Website/URL: 
Email Address: 
adc@lllc.ca
Tollfree Phone Number: 
800-665-4324
Street Address: 
P.O. Box 700
City: 
Winchester
Province: 
Ontario
Postal/ZIP Code: 
K0C 2K0

Wabano Centre for Aboriginal Health

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Organization Type: 
NGO - Non Government Organization
Service Language: 
English

Forms a health centre whose mandate is to prevent ill health, treat illness, and provide support and aftercare programming. Services are offered in a culturally sensitive way that welcomes, accepts and represents all Aboriginal peoples. A satellite health centre is provided for the Algonquins of Pikwàkanagàn First Nation community at Golden Lake. Offers an integrated, holistic approach to health encompassing physical, emotional, mental and spiritual aspects of well-being.

Primary Telephone: 
613-748-5999 (Clinic)
Secondary Telephone: 
613-748-0657 (Programs/Administration)
Website/URL: 
Email Address: 
info@wabano.com
Fax Number: 
613-748-9364
Street Address: 
299 Montreal Rd
City: 
Ottawa
Province: 
Ontario
Postal/ZIP Code: 
K1L 6B8

National Aboriginal Diabetes Association

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Groups Served: 
Aboriginal/métis/inuit women
Organization Type: 
NGO - Non Government Organization
Service Language: 
English
Services Provided: 
Health promotion
Information provision and referral
Community education/development

Forms an organization that supports individuals, families and communities to access resources for diabetes prevention, education and research. Creates partnerships with organizations committed to the prevention and management of diabetes. Promotes community wellness as a strategy to prevent diabetes.

Primary Telephone: 
204-927-1220
Website/URL: 
Email Address: 
diabetes@nada.ca
Fax Number: 
204-927-1222
Tollfree Phone Number: 
877-232-6232
Street Address: 
174 Hargrave St
City: 
Winnipeg
Province: 
Manitoba
Postal/ZIP Code: 
R3C 3N2

Hepatitis C in Canada: analysis of community- and national-level initiatives: environmental scan - October 1999 to February 2000

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Resource Language: 
English
Media Type: 
Paper
Author: 
Terri Buller-Taylor
Glen Moulton
C. James (Jim) Frankish
Treena Chomik
University of British Columbia, Institute of Health Promotion Research
Health Canada, Population and Public Health Branch, Centre for Infectious Disease Prevention and Control, Community Acquired Infections Division, Hepatitis C Prevention, Support and Research Program
Publisher: 
Health Canada, Population and Public Health Branch
Publication Date: 
2000
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

Determines the activities and initiatives being undertaken prior to the 1999/2000 inception of the Hepatitis C Prevention, Support and Research Program (HCPSRP), so that it can be used as a benchmark in the overall evaluation of the HCPSRP. Contains the results for data collection at two levels: (1) Community-level projects/initiatives, and (2) National-level organizations. Published in French under the title: L'hépatite C au Canada : analyse des initiatives communautaires et nationales : analyse de la conjoncture - octobre 1999 à février 2000 : résumé.

ISBN/ISSN: 
HEAP.B85 2000

Canadian guidelines for sexual health education

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Resource Language: 
English
Media Type: 
Paper
Online
Author: 
Working Group to Develop Canadian Guidelines for Sexual Health Education
Publisher: 
Health Canada
Publication Date: 
2008
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

Revised from 2003 edition. Offers clear direction to assist local, regional and national groups as well as organizations and government bodies concerned with education and community health to further develop and improve sexual health education policies and programs that address the diverse needs of Canadians. Provides the framework for evaluating existing sexual health education programs policies, and related services available to Canadians.

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ISBN/ISSN: 
Cat. HP40-25/2008E
ISBN: 978-0-662-48083-9
Notes: 
Includes bibliographical references.
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