Health promotion

Health promotion

Women's Health Queensland Wide Inc.

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Women's Health Queensland Wide Inc.
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Women's Health Queensland Wide Inc.
Publication Date: 
2001
Publication Place: 
Spring Hill, Queensland, Australia

Promotes women's health through information and educational services, for both the community in general and health care providers, in the state of Queensland, Australia. Web site includes links to health information, library services, events, related sites, and invites the reader to ask health questions.

To your health

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Health Canada
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Minister of Public Works and Government Services Canada
Publication Date: 
1997
Publication Place: 
Ottawa

Provides an introduction to Health Canada, the federal department responsible for health, and an overview of its programs.

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HEAP.T69 1997
ISBN 0662260961

Women's health promotion needs and feasibility study

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Patricia McClelland
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The Women's Wellness Steering Committee
Publication Date: 
1995
Publication Place: 
Whitehorse, YT

Examines the feasibility of establishing a Women's Wellness Centre in Whitehorse. Explores what can be done to address some of the needs identified by Yukon women regarding their health. Focuses on services that can be delivered in a community centre environment within the context of existing services and needs.

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HEAP.M35 1995

Health promotion in Canada: a case study

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Health Canada Health Promotion Branch
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Minister of Public Works and Government Services Canada
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1997
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Ottawa, ON

Demonstrates how and why health promotion has developed in the way that it has in Canada, with particular emphasis on the social and political context. Explores how health promotion emerged, was interpreted and implemented.

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HEAP.H43 1997
ISBN 0662259491

How to carry out a community quality of life project: a manual

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Dennis Raphael
Brenda Steinmetz
Rebecca Renwick
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University of Toronto, Quality of Life Research Unit
Publication Date: 
1998
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Toronto, ON

Provides a population health approach to understanding communities, their strengths and their needs. Presents a process by which community factors that affect quality of life can be identified, an evaluation of the value of the quality of life model developed by the Centre for Health Promotion for considering community needs, and the identification of the strengths and drawbacks to participatory approaches to assessing the quality of life of communities. Based on the experiences of two large community quality of life projects in Toronto, and contains examples from these projects. Emphasizes the social determinants of health and well-being and uses a quality of life model to consider the effects of these determinants. Provides an overview of the community quality of life approach and its guiding principles.

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HEAP.R37 1998

The role of the public health nurse within the Regional Health Authority

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Manitoba Health Community Health Assessment Unit
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Manitoba Health, Community Health Assessment Unit
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1998
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Winnipeg, MB

Describes the role of public health nurses within Manitoba's Regional Health Authorities.

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NURS.R65 1998
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Includes bibliographical references.

Direct-to-consumer prescription drug advertising: when public health is no longer a priority

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Centres of Excellence for Womens Health (CEWH)
Women and Health Protection (WHP)
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Barbara Mintzes
Rosanna Baraldi
Working Group on Women and Health Protection
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Women and Health Protection and DES Action Canada
Publication Date: 
2001

Discusses the problems with direct-to-consumer advertising of prescription drugs and the impacts that such illegal promotion can have on women, especially given the unnecessary medicalization women face. Provides information on Canada's Food and Drug Act that prohibits advertising of prescription drugs directed to the general public and looks at the new federal project, the Health Protection Act, which would introduce some form of direct-to-consumer advertising.

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CEX PHAR.M56 2001

Making environmental health happen in the community! The story of South Riverdale Community Health Centre's environmental healt

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Nita Chaudhuri
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South Riverdale Community Health Centre
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

Provides practical ideas for including a focus on environmental isues in community work and health promotion programs. Describes techniques for engaging the community in issues relating to environmental health, including workshops, workgroups, participatory action research, neighbourhood ecotours and populat theatre.

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ENVI.C38
ISBN 0969615132

Women's voices in health promotion

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Margaret Denton (ed.)
Maroussia Hadjukowski-Ahmed (ed.)
Mary O'Connor (ed.)
Isik Urla Zeytinoglu (ed.)
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Canadian Scholar's Press
Publication Date: 
1999
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

Presents feminist perspectives on women's health promotion. Offers a clear exposition of current feminist theory, a guide to current knowledge, as well as a participatory action research framework, and examples of local implementation.

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HEAP.D46 1999
ISBN 1551301520
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Test in English; abstracts in French. Includes bibliographical references and index. --- Review, Network Spring 2001: A comprehensive collection of feminist perspectives on women’s health promotion. Offers a clear exposition of current feminist theory, a guide to current knowledge, a participatory action research framework, and examples of local implementation.

HIP - health in perspective: a youth-led approach to healthier lifestyles

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Canadian Intramural Recreation Association
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Canadian Intramural Recreation Association
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2000

Presents an active learning program designed to help young women, aged 10-15 years, develop healthy and active lifestyles. Focuses on smoking prevention and cessation while encouraging active living, critical media awareness, respect for self and the environment, and positive ways to deal with stress. Teaches critical life skills to young women using a peer-leader approach. Includes a set of two guides, the Facilitator's Guide, and the Peer Leader's Guide.

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