Health promotion

Health promotion

Health Nexus

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Organization Type: 
NGO - Non Government Organization
Service Language: 
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.


Contact Info
Primary Telephone: 
(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

Rainbow Health Network

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Groups Served: 
Lesbians/bisexuals/transgendered women
Organization Type: 
NGO - Non Government Organization
Service Language: 
English
Français
Services Provided: 
Health promotion
Information provision and referral
Community education/development
Advocacy

Seeks to promote optimal health and wellness of people and communities of all gender identities and sexual orientations, including – and not limited to - Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Intersex, Two-Spirit, Transsexual, Transgender, Queer and Questioning people and allies. They are a volunteer network with limited resources whose activities are focused primarily in Toronto, and their advocacy and lobbying primarily in Ontario, but they are open to sharing information and support across provincial and national borders.

Contact Info
Primary Telephone: 
416-392-6878 ext 4049
Email Address: 
http://www.rainbowhealthnetwork.ca/contact/
Street Address: 
Box 822, Station A
City: 
Toronto
Province: 
Ontario
Postal/ZIP Code: 
M5W 1G3
Country: 
Canada

The Ontario women's health framework

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Resource Language: 
English
Translated Title: 
Le cadre pour l’amélioration de la santé des Ontariennes
Media Type: 
Paper
Online
Publisher: 
Echo: Improving Women's Health in Ontario
Publication Date: 
2011
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

A leadership tool to support improving the health of women and girls in Ontario and improving the quality and sustainability of Ontario’s health system. Provides practical action steps for improvement and establishes priority actions – some of which can be implemented immediately and at minimal cost.

Order Information: 
Contact their office to order a copy. Also available online
Notes: 
Includes bibliographical references.

SeniorsBC

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Resource Language: 
English
Media Type: 
Online

Website operated by the British Columbia Seniors' Healthy Living Secretariat that provides information about government programs and services for older adults. Included on the website are sections on health care, finances, benefits, housing, transportation and more.

Autoimmunity: a major women’s health issue

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Resource Language: 
English
Media Type: 
Online
Publisher: 
American Autoimmune Related Diseases Association, Inc.

Describes the disproportionate incidence of various autoimmune diseases in women, and argues why this group of diseases should be treated as a women’s health issue.

Order Information: 
Available online.
Notes: 
Includes bibliographical references.

Autoimmune diseases: overview

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English
Media Type: 
Online
Publisher: 
womenshealth.gov (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services)

Provides a clear-language introduction, using Frequently Asked Question format, to autoimmune diseases in women, their symptoms, treatment and management.

Order Information: 
Available online.

Healthy Choices in Pregnancy

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Groups Served: 
All women
Pregnant women
Organization Type: 
Governmental Body
Service Language: 
English
Services Provided: 
Health promotion
Community education/development
Counselling
Counseling

Healthy Choices in Pregnancy is a component of the BC government ActNow BC platform designed to promote healthy lifestyles and prevent illness among wonmen who use substances in the childbearing years. Organizations invovled are the British Columbia Centre of Excellence for Women's Health, the BC Women’s Hospital and Health Centre, the BC Perinatal Health Program and the Province of British Columbia.

Contact Info
Primary Telephone: 
604-875-2189
Street Address: 
E311, 4500 Oak St, Box 48
City: 
Vancouver
Province: 
BC
Postal/ZIP Code: 
V6H 3N1
Country: 
Canada

Provincial Health Services Authority

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Groups Served: 
All women
Families
Organization Type: 
Governmental Body
Service Language: 
English
Services Provided: 
Health promotion
Research

Part of BC's public health care system. It oversees the coordination and delivery of provincial programs and highly specialized health care services.

Contact Info
Primary Telephone: 
604-675-7400
Website/URL: 
Fax Number: 
604-708-2700
Street Address: 
700-1380 Burrard St
City: 
Vancouver
Province: 
BC
Postal/ZIP Code: 
V6Z 2H3

Outaouais Health and Social Services Network

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Groups Served: 
All women
Families
Organization Type: 
NGO - Non Government Organization
Service Language: 
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.

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

Mental Health Commission of Canada

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Groups Served: 
Women and mental health
Organization Type: 
NGO - Non Government Organization
Services Provided: 
Health promotion

The goal of the Mental Health Commission of Canada is to help bring into being an integrated mental health system that places people living with mental illness at its centre.  The Commission encourages cooperation and collaboration among governments, mental health service providers, employers, the scientific and research communities, as well as Canadians living with mental illness, their families and caregivers.

Contact Info
Primary Telephone: 
403-385-4044
Email Address: 
info@mentalhealthcommission.ca
Street Address: 
800-10301 Southport Lane SW
City: 
Calgary
Province: 
AB
Postal/ZIP Code: 
T2W 1S7
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