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Bright futures: guidelines for health supervision of infants, children and adolescents (2nd ed., rev)  
http://www.brightfutures.org/bf2/pdf/index.html
Examines how health professionals and others who care for children, adolescents and families can be more effective in health promotion and disease prevention, especially in relation to behavior, development, and function. Prescribes a more comprehensive and intensive health supervision where health, educational, and social issues are treated as interrelated and not assessed in isolation from each other. Recommends that health professionals use a contextual approach and be sensitive to the world of the child. Comprehensive, family-centered, and community-based health supervision requires that the child or adolescent be viewed in the context of his or her family and community and that health care be integrated with other human services. (See Details)
Published: 2002
Healthy lifestyle: strengthening the effectiveness of lifestyle approaches to improve health  
http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/hppb/phdd/docs/healthy/
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. (See Details)
Published: 2000
Partnering for quality, timely surveillance leading to action for better health: proposal to develop a network for health survei  
http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/pphb-dgspsp/csc-ccs/pdf/Propos17.pdf
Describes the origins of the project, the strategies, and some examples of how the proposed Network for Health Surveillance in Canada can help decision-makers to protect and promote the health of Canadians. (See Details)
Published: 1999
Understanding the needs of nurses working in First Nations and Inuit communities with respect to misuse of tobacco, and current   
http://www.anac.on.ca/tobacco/ANACTO.pdf
Informs the work of the First Nations and Inuit Control Strategy in areas of capacity building and community engagement through the exploration and understanding of needs of nurses working with and in First Nations and Inuit communities, relative to tobacco misuse and current trends in health promotion. Examines what is needed, what is working and what can be shared among First Nations and Inuit communities, regarding tobacco misuse reduction, from the voices of the front line workers, the nurses themselves. (See Details)
Published: 2003
Women's health promotion and disease prevention: shifting the emphasis to earliest and lifelong health promotion for a diversity  
http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/hl-vs/pubs/women-femmes/can-usa/am-back-promo_7_e.html
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). (See Details)
Published: 1996
Handbook on using stories in health promotion practice
Demonstrates current understanding about how the use of stories can help build a stronger, more effective practice. Shows how story-telling in health promotion is linked with well-established traditions of using narrative to develop knowledge.
Published: 1996
Health in action  
http://www.health-in-action.org/
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. (See Details)
Published: 2003
Healthy measures  
http://www.healthymeasures.ca/HM_Eng_Home.html
Promotes steps that women from ages 25 to 45 can take to improve their health based on a three-pronged approach of healthy eating, physical activity, and self-esteem. (See Details)
Published: 2003
Combating disease mongering: daunting but nonetheless essential  
http://medicine.plosjournals.org/perlserv/?request=get-document&doi=10.1371/journal.pmed.0030146
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. (See Details)
Published: 2006
A guide for community health promotion planning
Provides an overview of key concepts related to health promotion. Defines health and health promotion and discusses why health promotion is a legitimate area for action. Describes a comprehensive plan for community health promotion as well as the local planning process to develop this health promotion system and to stimulate action in community health promotion activities.
Published: 1993