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Social Determinants of Health

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The social determinants of health influence the health of populations. They include income and social status; social support networks; education; employment/working conditions; social environments; physical environments; personal health practices and coping skills; healthy child development; gender; and culture. What you will …

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Integrated Approaches to Chronic Diseases

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An integrated approach to chronic disease prevention acknowledges that focusing on one risk factor at a time may not be effective for some populations. Risk factors include: Smoking Physical inactivity Alcohol misuse Poor diet What you will find These resources …

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Alcohol

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The consequences of alcohol misuse represent a serious public health and safety issue that affects individuals, families and communities across Canada. The impact of alcohol misuse on judgement, behaviour, attitude and reflexes can range from embarrassment, to unwanted or high-risk …

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Built Environment and Active Transportation

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“The built environment can positively (or negatively) influence many public health issues such as physical activity, healthy eating, mental health, injury prevention, and health equity. The built environment is part of our physical surroundings and includes the buildings, parks, schools, …

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Tobacco Reduction

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Nearly five million Canadians still smoke, although there has been a downward trend for more than two decades in the number of Canadians who smoke. Smoking can lead to a number of diseases in the smoker, including lung cancer, respiratory …

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Chronic Respiratory Diseases

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Chronic respiratory diseases affect the airways and other parts of the lung. Some of the most common are asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), lung cancer, cystic fibrosis, sleep apnea, and occupational lung diseases. Respiratory diseases affect people of all …

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Healthy Weights (Children)

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Childhood obesity is a public health issue across the country. Currently, one in four children and youth in Canada are overweight or obese.  Addressing the factors that contribute to obesity early in a person’s life helps to reduce the likelihood …

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Consider specific sources of evidence

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Bilingual publications about synthesizing evidence Institut national de santé publique du Québec (INSPQ) INSPQ has a good selection of bilingual reports about synthesizing evidence. Examples of topics include: Interventions in Canada that have contributed to a reduction in health inequalities; …

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Nutrition

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Healthy eating plays an important role in promoting health and helps to prevent obesity and chronic diseases such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease and some cancers. Healthy eating relates both to the choices people make about what to eat and the broader …

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Seniors

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Healthy Aging Canada’s senior population – those who are 65 years of age or older is growing and will continue to grow in the foreseeable future. This makes it more important than ever to support the health and well-being of …

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