Leadership Centre

Supporting leadership capacity building within Ontario.

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

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Community Food Advisor

Promoting safe and nutritious food selection, preparation and storage practices.

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Community Food Advisors work in their community to improve and promote safe and healthy food selection, preparation, and storage practices.

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Public Health and You

Your questions about public health answered...all in one place.

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Learn about why public health plays a vital role in ensuring the health of communities across Ontario!

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Ontario Public Health Association

Committed to improving the health of Ontarians.

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Since 1949, OPHA has served as a catalyst for development in the Public Health sector.

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Nutrition Resource Centre

Credible public health nutrition at your fingertips.

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Strengthening the capacity of health professionals across all care settings and in all communities across Ontario.

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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:

The OPHA provides leadership on issues affecting the public's health and works to strengthen the impact of people who are active in public and community health throughout Ontario. For more information, please visit the following pages:

The OPHA creates and maintains advocacy initiatives with a province-wide perspective. For more information, please visit the following pages:

This section includes the latest news about the OPHA and its programs, upcoming OPHA events, and other news of interest to the public health sector. For more information, please visit the following pages:

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.

The OPHA Member’s Lounge is a dedicated space reserved for our OPHA members to store and access important information and exclusive resources. The Lounge includes the following:

This page lists all of this reports, toolkits, or recordings from our most popular live webinars from noted public health figures that are available for purchase in our online store.

Men's Health Week


Men's Health Week

Men
June 10, 2014
Public Health Agency of Canada - As Minister of Health, I am proud to draw attention to the inaugural Canadian Men’s Health Week, commencing on June 9th.

Men are more likely than women to die of heart disease, cancer, and complications from diabetes. Additionally, the suicide rate for men is three times higher than the rate for women, with every four of five suicides being male.

Many of these health issues are preventable, particularly if we, as a society, create the supportive environments that empower men to be healthier, both physically and mentally. In many cases, attitudes, behaviours, motivations, and lifestyles can help eliminate barriers to men’s health and wellness.

We need to renew our focus on improving the health of boys and men and we need to talk more about men’s health.

This is why the Government of Canada invests approximately $20 million annually in partnership projects that address the risk factors that are harmful to Canadians’ health, such as unhealthy eating, physical inactivity, and smoking. These investments align directly with efforts to combat childhood obesity and help boys and young men maintain a healthy lifestyle.

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