Health promotion

Health promotion

World Health Organization Reproductive Health Library

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All women
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English
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Health promotion
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Research
Advocacy

The WHO Reproductive Health Library (RHL) is an electronic review journal published by the Department of Reproductive Health and Research at WHO Headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland. RHL takes the best available evidence on sexual and reproductive health from Cochrane systematic reviews and presents it as practical actions for clinicians (and policy-makers) to improve health outcomes, especially in developing countries.

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National Collaborating Centre for Infectious Diseases

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Women with particular health conditions
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Health promotion
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Promotion de la santé

The National Collaborating Centre for Infectious Diseases (NCCID) is one of six centres funded by the Public Health Agency of Canada.  The six centres form a network across Canada, each hosted by a different institution and focusing on a different topic in public health.

Our primary functions are:

  • Knowledge synthesis, translation and exchange to incorporate evidence from research and experience into policy and practice
  • Identification of knowledge gaps in research and practice
  • Network development among the NCCs and other existing networks and organizations to support the use of evidence in decision –making and the various governance structures for public health.
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Primary Telephone: 
204-943-0051
Email Address: 
nccid@icid.com
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Fax Number: 
204-946-0927
Street Address: 
413-455 Ellice Ave
City: 
Winnipeg
Province: 
MB
Postal/ZIP Code: 
R3B 3P5
Country: 
Canada

Stirrups and Stories

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All women
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English
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Health promotion
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Stirrups and Stories is a grassroots initiative to improve health outcomes and the care women receive in the OB or GYN office by collecting women's stories to educate and empower both patients and providers.

The purpose of Stirrups and Stories is multi-fold: first and foremost, to give space to women to talk about their experiences. Who really asks, 'so how is OB/GYN care for you, ladies?' Not usually the providers or medical establishment, and other women tend to ask (in our experience) in one-on-one or friendship settings. But this information is valuable! If we start listening to the women, and collecting their stories, we can discover reasons women do or do not seek care, what concerns women actually have, how providers can improve the care they give their patients, what's going divinely right and what's going egregiously wrong.

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Email Address: 
stirrupsandstories@gmail.com

Centre of Resources Interventions and Services in Sexual Health

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Promotes the health and quality of life of women living with HIV/AIDS in Montreal. Offers psychological, social and economic support services. Provides education and public awareness programs to prevent the spread of HIV/AIDS and other sexually transmitted infections, and to reduce stigma and discrimination.

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Primary Telephone: 
514-855-8991
Secondary Telephone: 
514-855-8995
Email Address: 
postmaster@criss.org
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Fax Number: 
514-855-8994
Street Address: 
5410 2ème Ave Rosemont
City: 
Montreal
Province: 
Québec
Postal/ZIP Code: 
H1Y 2Y3

Breast Cancer Action Montreal

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Forms a non-profit organization dedicated to raising awareness about the issues surrounding breast cancer. Stivres to educate the public, through public lectures, debates and seminars, about the many controversies associated with breast cancer.

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Primary Telephone: 
514-483-1846
Email Address: 
info@bcam.qc.ca
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Fax Number: 
514-482-9221
Street Address: 
201-5890 Monkland Ave
City: 
Montreal
Province: 
Québec
Postal/ZIP Code: 
H4A 1G2

Vancouver Area Network of Drug Users

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English
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Promotes local, regional and national harm reduction education, interventions and peer support.

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Primary Telephone: 
604-683-6061
Email Address: 
vandu@vandu.org
Website/URL: 
Fax Number: 
604-683-6199
Street Address: 
2d Floor, 50 East Hastings Street
City: 
Vancouver
Province: 
British Columbia
Postal/ZIP Code: 
V6A 1N1

AIDS Calgary Awareness Association

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Promotes HIV prevention among Calgary's high risk populations, including the gay community, youth and injection drug users. Provides support services to people living with HIV/AIDS, including counseling and advocacy, nutrition, care services, access to complementary therapies and financial aid.

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Primary Telephone: 
403-508-2500
Email Address: 
info@aidscalgary.org
Fax Number: 
403-263-7358
Street Address: 
200-1509 Centre St S
City: 
Calgary
Province: 
Alberta
Postal/ZIP Code: 
T2G 2E6

Canadian Working Group on HIV and Rehabilitation

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Health promotion
Information provision and referral

Promotes physical, psychological and social rehabilitation services for people living with HIV/AIDS. Develops rehabilitation resources, knowledge, and awareness. Web site offers news, research, and educational resources including backtolife.ca, a newsletter for health service professionals.

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Primary Telephone: 
416-513-0440
Email Address: 
info@hivandrehab.ca
Fax Number: 
416-595-0094
Street Address: 
600-1240 Bay St
City: 
Toronto
Province: 
Ontario
Postal/ZIP Code: 
M5R 2A7

Positive Living North

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Forms a community-based organization providing education, prevention and HIV/AIDS support services in the Prince George region. Web site offers information on services, access to educational and research material, and a calendar of special events.

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Primary Telephone: 
250-562-1172
Email Address: 
info@positivelivingnorth.ca
Fax Number: 
250-562-3317
Street Address: 
1-1563 2nd Ave
City: 
Prince George
Province: 
British Columbia
Postal/ZIP Code: 
V2L 3B8

AIDS Vancouver Island

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Provides comprehensive, accessible and effective education, prevention, care, treatment and support services to residents of Vancouver Island and the Southern Gulf Islands.

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Primary Telephone: 
250-384-2366
Email Address: 
info@avi.org
Website/URL: 
Fax Number: 
250-380-9411
Tollfree Phone Number: 
800-665-2437
Street Address: 
1601 Blanshard St
City: 
Victoria
Province: 
British Columbia
Postal/ZIP Code: 
V8W 2J5
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