Prevention

Prevention

Focus on social views, not individual behaviour

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Intimate partner violence: Violence prevention is a public health issue
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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Online
Author: 
Ginette Petitpas-Taylor
New Brunswick Advisory Council on the Status of Women
Publisher: 
Network
Publication Date: 
Spring/Summer 2007
Publication Place: 
Winnipeg

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.

Myth: early detection is good for everyone

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English
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Canadian Health Services Research Foundation
Publication Date: 
2006
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

Debates the validity of all early detection screening tests.

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Includes bibliographical references.

What are ways to prevent falls and related fractures?

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English
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Online
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National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases
Publication Date: 
2006
Publication Place: 
Bethesda, MA

Looks at ways seniors can prevent falls and minimize broken bones.

Preventive care in context: listening to women

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English
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Author: 
Tina Wasan
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Women's Health: Research and Practice Issues for Canadian Physicians
Publication Date: 
2006
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

Argues that successful preventive care for women must take into account the social, political and economic context of women's lives.

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What have we learned about primary prevention of food and weight preoccupation

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English
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Online
Author: 
Gail McVey
Publisher: 
National Eating Disorder Information Centre
Publication Date: 
2003
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

Argues for a comprehensive prevention approach, one that encompasses the entire school climate (i.e. all students, teachers, school-support staff).

Prevention of eating disorders

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English
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Online
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Merryl Bear
Publisher: 
National Eating Disorder Information Centre
Publication Date: 
2003
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

Describes primary and secondary prevention issues for eating disorders.

Women's health promotion and disease prevention: shifting the emphasis to earliest and lifelong health promotion for a diversity

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English
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Nancy Worcester
Marianne H Whatley
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Health Canada, Women's Health Bureau
Publication Date: 
1996
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

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).

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Includes bibliographical references.

Mamaqtut! Inuit healthy living cookbook

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Tungasuvvingat Inuit, Urban Inuit Diabetes Awareness and Prevention Program
Publication Date: 
2004
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

Presents a cookbook designed to help Inuit make
food choices that are healthy and delicious.

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Mamaqtut! Inuit healthy living cookbook (Inuktitut)

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Inuktitut
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Paper
Online
Publisher: 
Tungasuvvingat Inuit, Urban Inuit Diabetes Awareness and Prevention Program
Publication Date: 
2004
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

Presents, in Inuktitut, a cookbook designed to help Inuit make food choices that are healthy and delicious.

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Myth: an ounce of prevention buys a pound of cure

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English
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Publisher: 
Mythbusters
Publication Date: 
2003
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

Demonstrates that the evidence does not support the broader argument that prevention and promotion will always save money.

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Includes bibliographical references.
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