Health promotion

Health promotion

Jacobs Institute of Women's Health

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Organization Type: 
NGO - Non Government Organization
Services Provided: 
Health promotion
Research
Advocacy
Policy development

Forms an organization working to improve health care for women through research, dialogue, and information dissemination.

Contact Info
Primary Telephone: 
202-863-4990
Email Address: 
info@jiwh.org
Website/URL: 
Fax Number: 
202-488-4229
Street Address: 
409 12th St SW
City: 
Washington
Province: 
District of Columbia
Postal/ZIP Code: 
20024-2188

Centre for Development and Population Activities

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Organization Type: 
NGO - Non Government Organization
Service Language: 
English
Services Provided: 
Health promotion
Training
Community education/development
Advocacy

Forms an international nonprofit organization committed to improving the lives of women and girls worldwide.

Contact Info
Primary Telephone: 
202-667-1142
Email Address: 
cmail@cedpa.org
Website/URL: 
Fax Number: 
202-332-4496
Street Address: 
800-1133 21st St NW
City: 
Washington
Province: 
District of Columbia
Postal/ZIP Code: 
20036

Centre ontarien d'information en prévention

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Organization Type: 
NGO - Non Government Organization
Service Language: 
English
Français
Services Provided: 
Health promotion
Information provision and referral
Services d'information et de références
Promotion de la santé

Appuie les individus, groupes et communautés dans leurs efforts pour atteindre la santé et le bien-être sur le plan social, émotionnel, physique et environnemental. Agit comme catalyseur des activités de promotion de la santé et de prévention en Ontario. Plusieurs sites Web connexes à la promotion de la santé en Ontario se trouvent sur ce site. Works to achieve social, environmental, and economic health and well-being for individuals, communities and local governments throughout Ontario. Supports healthy communities through a number of key initiatives at the local, regional, and provincial level. Hosts several Ontario-based health promotion websites.

Contact Info
Primary Telephone: 
(416) 408-2249
Email Address: 
info@opc.on.ca
Website/URL: 
Fax Number: 
(416) 408-2122
Tollfree Phone Number: 
1 800 263-2846
Street Address: 
180, rue Dundas Ouest, bureau 1900
City: 
Toronto
Province: 
Ontario
Postal/ZIP Code: 
M5G 1Z8

BC HealthGuide: helping you and your family stay healthy: healthwise handbook

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Resource Language: 
English
Media Type: 
Paper
Online
Author: 
Donald W. Kemper
Carrie A. Wiss
Steven L. Schneider
Publisher: 
Healthwise, Incorporated
Publication Date: 
2000
Publication Place: 
Boise, ID

Includes simple guidelines on how to recognize and handle over 190 common health problems including back and neck pain, chest and repiratory problems, sexual health, mental health and women's health. Also includes chapters on making wise health decisions, developing an effective relationship with your doctor, staying healthy, and leading a healthy lifestyle. Information comes from medical literature that has been reviewed by health professionals.

ISBN/ISSN: 
HEAE.K46 2000
ISBN 1877930822

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.

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

Alberta Centre for Active Living

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Organization Type: 
NGO - Non Government Organization
Service Language: 
English
Services Provided: 
Health promotion

Supports Albertan practitioners in promoting physical activity to improve health and quality of life. Facilitates the link between research and practice in health promotion.

Contact Info
Primary Telephone: 
780-427-6949
Email Address: 
active.living@ualberta.ca
Fax Number: 
780-455-2092
Tollfree Phone Number: 
800-661-4551 (Alberta)
Street Address: 
11759 Groat Rd
City: 
Edmonton
Province: 
Alberta
Postal/ZIP Code: 
T5M 3K6

Health in action

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English
Media Type: 
Online
Publisher: 
Alberta Centre for Active Living
Publication Date: 
2003
Publication Place: 
Edmonton, AB

Provides information on health promotion and injury prevention activities in Alberta.Web site provides a database of Alberta health promotion and injury prevention programs, projects, people and organizations.

Healthy lifestyle: strengthening the effectiveness of lifestyle approaches to improve health

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Resource Language: 
English
Media Type: 
Paper
Online
Author: 
Renee Lyons
Lynn Langille
Publisher: 
Health Canada
Publication Date: 
2000
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

Redefines the construct “healthy lifestyle” so that the term can be more usefully applied in health promotion and population health, and in the implementation of health-related interventions. Presents a reconstructed perspective of “healthy lifestyle”, evidence for the effectiveness of lifestyle interventions, and promising approaches to foster healthy lifestyles. Suggests that barriers to implementing healthy lifestyles include how the concept has been defined and promoted, and how people, especially those with lower socio-economic status, are enabled to live healthy lives.

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Beyond the brochure: alternative approaches to effective health communication

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English
Media Type: 
Paper
Online
Author: 
AMC Cancer Research Center
Publisher: 
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Publication Date: 
1994
Publication Place: 
Atlanta, GA

Provides guidance to assist health educators and communicators in conceiving and producing educational materials and activities that do not solely rely on the printed word.

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Includes bibliographical references.

Diet, nutrition and the prevention of chronic diseases: report of a joint WHO/FAO expert consultation, Geneva, 28 January - 1 Fe

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English
Media Type: 
Paper
Online
Author: 
Joint WHO/FAO Expert Consultation on Diet, Nutrition and the Prevention of Chronic Diseases
Publisher: 
World Health Organization
Publication Date: 
2003
Publication Place: 
Geneva, Switzerland

Presents recommendations for action to implement more effective and sustainable policies and strategies to deal with the increasing public health challenges related to diet and health.

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ISBN/ISSN: 
ISBN 924120916 X
ISSN 05123054
Notes: 
Includes bibliographical references.
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