General Websites on Health Promotion

Office of Disease Prevention and 

Health Promotion
National Health Information Clearinghouse
PO Box 1133, Washington, DC 20013-1133
Phone: (800) 336-4797, collect in Virginia
Phone: (703) 522-2590

ONHIC offers Health Information Resources in the Federal Government, a series of resource guides on frequently requested topics; Audiovisual Materials, Publications List, and Toll-Free Numbers for Health Information. Single copies are free and may be reproduced.
American Cancer Society
1599 Clifton Road NE, Atlanta, GA 30329
Phone: (800) ACS-2345
Fax: (212) 382-2169 media office (NY)
Supports education and research in cancer prevention, diagnosis, detection and treatment. Provides special services to cancer patients.

Canadian Health Network

Discusses the concepts between health promotion and population health and it's relationship. Clarifies, debates and better understands differences and overlaps between them. Understands the dynamics and the political elements of the debate. Prepared by Health Canada (HC), Health Promotion and Programs Branch (HPPB), Health Promotion Development Division (HPDD)


Health Promotion A New Perspective on the Health of Canadians



Introduces the links between different kinds of mortality and illness and their underlying causes. Understanding those risks will help Canadians make better judgments about their personal living habits and societal values and will also help governments decide upon fund allocated to health care. Prepared by Health Canada (HC), Health Promotion and Programs Branch (HPPB), Health Promotion Development Division (HPDD)

Health Promotion Building a Stronger Foundation

A Framework for Planning and Evaluating Community-Based Health Services in Canada
Health Promotion Guide to Federal Programs and Services for Children and Youth Provides information on existing federal programs for children and youth. The program descriptions contain information on objectives and on target groups that will be of interest to organizations and parents. Prepared by Health Canada (HC), Health Promotion and Programs Branch (HPPB), Childhood and Youth Division (CYD)

Health Promotion Guidelines for Working with the Private Sector

Provides guidelines and principles for working with the private sector on national social-marketing campaigns.  Any organization that is considering a partnership will find the information valuable. Prepared by Health Canada (HC), Health Promotion and Programs Branch (HPPB), Marketing and Partnership Division (MPD)

Health Promotion Healthy Communities Projects http://www.canadian-health-network.camno/


Describes and profiles healthy communities projects and programs throughout Ontario. Includes brief discussion of starting and developing projects and coalitions. Prepared by Ontario Healthy Communities Coalition (OHCC) 

Health Promotion Social Marketing: A New Business for Business


his report describes how social marketing can be used in health promotion, environmental programs, education and in the economy to influence social change. Prepared by Health Canada (HC), Health Promotion and Programs Branch (HPPB), Partnerships and Marketing Division (PMD)

Health Promotion, Active Living/Nutrition Comprehensive School Health Web Site



Comprehensive School Health profiles information on different aspects of school health, including health in the school and the workplace, examples of lessons to teach health, and discusses health behaviours and how schools can promote health schools. Prepared by Health Canada (HC)

Health Promotion About the RCHPCS [Regional Centre for Health Promotion and Community Studies]  

Describes the Centre's history, staff, and community-based research activities in health promotion. Prepared by Regional Centre for Health Promotion and Community Studies (RCHPCS) 

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