Health promotion

Health promotion

Gatekeepers: a challenge to health promotion

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English
Owning Org: 
Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Paper
Author: 
Kathy Fitzpatrick
Edition: 
Vol 9, No.3
Publisher: 
Women Healthsharing
Publication Date: 
1988
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

This article speaks to the Gatekeepers Health Project in Thompson, Manitoba and the challenges they experience to improve health promotion. Explains their experience in developing necessary programs in the north with little funding. 

 

Health promotion in Canada: critical perspectives on practice

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English
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Irving Rootman (ed.)
Sophie Dupéré (ed.)
Ann Pederson (ed.)
Michel O’Neill (ed.)
Edition: 
3rd ed.
Publisher: 
Canadian Scholars' Press
Publication Date: 
April 2012
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

A comprehensive profile of the history and future of health promotion in Canada. Maintains the critical, sociological, and historical perspective of the previous two editions but with a greater focus on health promotion practice. Contains 18 chapters by prominent academics, researchers, and practitioners, as well as concluding thoughts by Ilona Kickbusch, one of the key actors of the global health promotion movement for over 30 years. Covers a broad range of topics, including key theories and concepts in health promotion; ecological approaches; Aboriginal approaches; health inequalities; reflexive practice; ethics; the Canadian health promotion experience in a global context; and issues, populations, and settings as entry points for intervention. The emphasis throughout is on the links between theory, research, and practice. Each chapter concludes with thought-provoking discussion questions and carefully chosen resources for further study, making this an ideal text for courses in health sciences, nursing, and related disciplines.

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ISBN/ISSN: 
978-1-55130-409-0
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320pp, paperback, includes index.

Health Nexus

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NGO - Non Government Organization
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English
Français
Services Provided: 
Health promotion
Research
Community education/development
Advocacy

A health promotion organization that works to help individuals and organizations to implement health promotion strategies that address the determinants of health and aim to enhance community well-being. Also strives to connect communities with resources, form partnerships, and advocate for change.


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(416) 408-2249
Email Address: 
info@healthnexus.ca
Fax Number: 
(416) 408-2122
Tollfree Phone Number: 
1-800-397-9567
Street Address: 
180 Dundas Street West, Suite 301
City: 
Toronto
Province: 
Ontario
Postal/ZIP Code: 
M5G 1Z8
Country: 
Canada

Outaouais Health and Social Services Network

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Groups Served: 
All women
Families
Organization Type: 
NGO - Non Government Organization
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English
Services Provided: 
Health promotion
Community education/development

The Outaouais Health and Social Services Network involves citizens, public institutions, service organizations, and community resources in the planning and delivery of quality and accessible health and social services to the English-speaking population.

Primary Telephone: 
819-777-3206
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Email Address: 
info@ohssn.org
Fax Number: 
819-682-4033
Street Address: 
2 Millar Rd
City: 
Gatineau
Province: 
QC
Postal/ZIP Code: 
J8Y 3N3

Combating disease mongering: daunting but nonetheless essential

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English
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Author: 
Iona Heath
Publisher: 
PLoS Medicine
Publication Date: 
2006
Publication Place: 
San Francisco, CA

Contends that disease mongering exploits the deepest fears of suffering and death. Argues that doctors and biomedical scientists must provide better advice to politicians and to the public in order to combat disease mongering.

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ISSN 15491277 (print)
ISSN 15491676 (online)
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Includes bibliographical references.

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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Author: 
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.

Myth: an ounce of prevention buys a pound of cure

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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.

Taking action: mobilizing communities to provide recreation for women on low incomes

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British Columbia Centre of Excellence for Women's Health (BCCEWH)
Centres of Excellence for Women's Health Research Bulletins (CEWHRB)
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Online
Paper
Author: 
Wendy Frisby
Fearon Blair
Therese Dorer
Larena Hill
Jennifer Fenton
Bryna Kopelow
Publisher: 
Research Bulletin
Publication Date: 
2005
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

Reports on a research project that studied the factors that influence whether action is taken in a community to increase poor women's access to community recreation.

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ISSN 14963612
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Includes bibliographical references.

Healthy hearts and healthy communities: how health promotion helps us think differently about cardiovascular disease

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English
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Author: 
Canadian Health Network Health Promotion Affiliate
Publisher: 
Canadian Health Network
Publication Date: 
2004
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

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.

Health promotion strategies & methods

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English
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Author: 
Garry Egger
Ross Spark
James lawson
Rob Donovan
Publisher: 
McGraw-Hill Book Company Australia Pty Limited
Publication Date: 
1999
Publication Place: 
Roseville NSW, Australia

Articulates the kep principles and processes of health promotion to enable pactitioners to select, plan and implement effective programs for the promotion of better health for any issue, group or location.

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ISBN/ISSN: 
HEAP.H4397 1999
ISBN 0074704834
Notes: 
Includes bibliographical references.
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