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Enhancing leadership competencies, facilitating thoughtful discussion and examination of leadership issues for public health professionals.

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The OPHA is a not‐for‐profit member‐based association that provides leadership in advancing public health in Ontario. Our Association represents six public and community health disciplines and our membership represents many public health and community health professionals from Ontario. To learn more about us, our structure, strategic direction, or membership, please visit the following links:

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The OPHA leads the development of expertise in public and community health through collaboration, consultation and partnerships. Learn more about our Constituent Societies here.

The OPHA leads the development of expertise in public and community health through collaboration, consultation and partnerships. Learn more about our Constituent Societies here.

This is a hub of useful OPHA and partner resources in the field of public health. Resource topics include advocacy, health equity, chronic disease prevention, environmental health, health promotion, and more.

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15 ways that the Ontario Budget affects health


15 ways that the Ontario Budget affects health

15 ways that the Ontario Budget affects health
July 17, 2014
Health Nexus - (An adaptation from OPHA's July 14th communication material to members.)

1. Tobacco

  • Increasing the tobacco tax rate (approximately $3 per carton)
  • Banning flavoured tobacco targeted at children
  • Doubling penalties for selling cigarettes to minors
  • Broadening restrictions on smoking in public areas, including bar and restaurant patios
  • Increasing measures to address contraband tobacco

2. Nutrition

  • Expanding the Student Nutrition Program by funding 340 new breakfast programs for an additional 56,000 students in higher-needs elementary and secondary schools
  • First Nation communities will receive funding and will have the opportunity to lead the development and delivery of Student Nutrition Program models that address the unique strengths and needs of their communities

3. Mental Health and Addictions

  • Continued commitment to Open Minds, Healthy Minds, a 10-year comprehensive strategy with additional investments of over $65 million in 2014–15, growing to about $83 million annually by 2016–17

4. Dental

  • Expanding eligibility for Healthy Smiles Ontario to provide access to dental services for an additional 70,000 low-income children and youth aged 17 and under

5. Reproductive Health

  • Expanding Newborn Screening Ontario for 29 inherited and/or treatable diseases
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