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OPHA Webinar: Tracking Chronic Disease Prevention in Ontario

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In November 2016, The Ontario Chronic Disease Prevention Alliance (OCDPA) released Determining quality chronic disease prevention indicators in Ontario, a report that presents a much-needed comprehensive framework of 52 indicators for five key chronic disease risk factors: unhealthy diet, physical inactivity, tobacco use, high risk alcohol use, and mental illness. This new framework gathers existing data on these risk factors, assembles it in one easy reference and provides a baseline for future measurement and tracking. This webinar presents the framework and how it can serve as a key planning tool for government, as well as organizations, researchers and individuals involved in preventing chronic disease.





Norman Giesbrecht, Ph.D, is an Emeritus Scientist, Centre for Addiction & Mental Health (CAMH), Toronto, and Adjunct Professor, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto. He has served on numerous national and international research projects. Publications in peer-reviewed journals, books and book chapters focus on: evaluation of the impacts of alcohol policies; assessments of the policy development process; impacts of drinking patterns on trauma and chronic disease; acute alcohol and suicide; community-based prevention strategies; and harm to others from alcohol. In 2008 he received a lifetime achievement award from the American Public Health Association, Alcohol and Other Drugs Section and in 2013 was the recipient of the W.H. Tremain Award of Excellence from CAMH. He is active in knowledge translation activities including the Ontario Chronic Disease Prevention Alliance, and the Toronto Cancer Prevention Coalition, and was the co-author of a 2011 position paper on alcohol released by the Canadian Public Health Association.

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