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Status of Women Canada is committed to ensuring that all research produced through the Policy Research Fund adheres to high methodological, ethical and professional standards. Specialists in the field anonymously review each paper and provide comments on: • The accuracy, completeness and timeliness of the information presented; • The extent to which the(More)
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The world's first evidence-based sedentary behaviour guidelines were released in Canada in 2011. Based on evidence that time spent in sedentary pursuits poses important health risks, the guidelines recommend limits on the time that children and youth are sedentary throughout the day. Although the guidelines reflect differences in age, they do not include(More)
This paper provides an overview of five key internationally recognized health promotion frameworks and assesses their consideration of gender. This analysis was conducted as part of the Promoting Health in Women project, a Canadian initiative focused on generating a framework for effective health promotion for women. To date, no review of health promotion(More)
OBJECTIVE To examine the effect of an outdoor smokefree law in parks and on beaches on observed smoking in selected venues. METHODS The study involved repeated observations in selected parks and beaches in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. The main outcome measure was changes in observed smoking rates in selected venues from prelaw to 12 months(More)
The Board of Parks and Recreation in Vancouver, BC approved a smoke-free bylaw in the city's parks, beaches and recreational facilities, effective 1 September 2010. We analyzed local news coverage and portrayal of the bylaw to understand the potential influence of news media on public perception of the bylaw in order to inform the media advocacy work of(More)
The 25 th anniversary of the Ottawa Charter for Health Promotion in 2011 provided an impetus to critically assess the state of health promotion in Canada. With support from the Public Health Agency of Canada, the editors of the third edition of Health Promotion in Canada hosted a half day pre-conference workshop entitled «The Future of Health Promotion in(More)
BACKGROUND This study examined the formulation, adoption, and implementation of a ban on smoking in the parks and beaches in Vancouver, Canada. METHODS Informed by Critical Multiplism, we explored the policy adoption process, support for and compliance with a local bylaw prohibiting smoking in parks and on beaches, experiences with enforcement, and(More)
The future of primary health care (PHC) has been the topic of intense debate and discussion in Canada. In 2003, Canada's First Ministers (the Prime Minister and the Provincial and Territorial Premiers) adopted the Accord on Health Care Renewal (1). PHC was one of five priority-action areas named in the Accord. However, the Accord was adopted by a federal(More)
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