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California Department of Public Health: Portrait of Promise - California Statewide Plan to Promote Health and Mental Health Equity

The California Department of Public Health’s Office of Health Equity has released its statewide plan to promote health and mental health equity.  The plan is the first demographic report and statewide strategic plan from the OHE since it was established in 2012. 338 more words

Health Care Disparities

AIDS Walk Toronto - Sunday, September 13 2015

The Scotiabank AIDS Walk for Life is an national awareness and fundraising event that takes place every year in communities all across Canada. Local events are hosted by AIDS Service Organizations in your community. 313 more words

Non-profit Sector

NACCHO NEWS ALERT: Why health experts are asking governments to consider the health impacts of all policies

The next challenge is nationally, for all Australians, the Australian Government adopting the WHO framework to drive improvements across communities and populations, remote and metropolitan, but I  acknowledge it’s not a politically attractive target. 1,031 more words

Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Service

Adverse Childhood Experiences and Alcohol Use during Pregnancy

Adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) is a term that describes potentially traumatic events that can have lasting negative effects on health and well-being. Research has shown a clear connection between ACEs on alcohol use and misuse in adults. 375 more words

Substance Use

Stigma is about social exclusion

In the conversations we have about HIV at national and global conferences, the word ‘stigma’ is all too often used to mean ‘HIV-positive people having negative experiences’.  624 more words


BC Association of Pregnancy Outreach Programs Conference 2015

The BC Association of Pregnancy Outreach Programs (BCAPOP) is made up of Pregnancy Outreach Programs from across British Columbia.

Pregnancy Outreach Programs provide free prenatal and early parenting support to women who experience health or lifestyle challenges during pregnancy, birth and the transition to parenting. 105 more words

Prenatal Support

Bribery Is The Best Way To Quit Smoking, Study Shows

A study in the New England Journal of Medicine has determined that bribery more effective method of reducing smoking than other incentives. A comparison of five different smoking cessation techniques among over 2,000 CVS Caremark employees, it was noted that techniques requiring an up-front cash deposit that would be taken away if the participant didn’t successfully quit were more effective than those that offered a cash reward. 66 more words