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The Real Bestsellers

As I do every weekend I read both the Toronto Star and Globe and Mail newspapers. An interesting article appeared in the Sunday Star in the ideas section- The bestsellers for real! The article detailed a new, more reliable way of tracking the bestselling books …

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2007 CCPH Conference Planning Has Begun

Planning for next year’s Community-Campus Partnerships for Health (CCPH) 10th anniversary conference, April 11-14, 2007 in Toronto is underway! We are delighted to be a partner in the CCPH conference, the first held in Canada. For those of you not familiar with CCPH, the organization …

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Working together: Is it working out for non-profit groups?

Collaboration – everyone’s talking about it, but does working together really help non-profit agencies operate more effectively and efficiently; and, even more importantly, does it lead to better services for clients? The Wellesley Institute, which is celebrating its tenth anniversary of advancing urban health, is …

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Public Health Consultation on the Social Determinants of Health

In March 2007, the Public Health Agency of Canada, supporting Canadian involvement in the World Health Organization Commission on Social Determinants of Health, held a consultation with civil society organizations on how to move a social determinants of health agenda forward. I participated on behalf …

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Innovative Interventions

There is widespread recognition that local community driven initiatives play a key role in alleviating health disparities. Determine, the second stage of the EU's Closing the Gap project, has created a detailed report highlighting some innovative bottom-up case studies from around that world that deal …

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