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Improving the Health of Your Community
Want to make your community a better place to live? This training explores what chronic disease is and different ways to prevent it. As a participant you will learn the keys to improving the health of a community by impacting people’s knowledge, skills and environment through education and advocacy.
Who Should Attend:
Youth interested in health promotion and advocacy work
Training Time:
6.5 hours (including breaks and a 30 minute lunch)
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By the end of this 6-hour module youth participants will be able to:
  1. Apply health promotion strategies to improve the health of their community

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By the end of this 6-hour module youth participants will be able to:

  1. Define ‘Health' & ‘Health Promotion';
  2. Define chronic disease and identify risk factors such as tobacco use, nutrition and physical activity/obesity;
  3. Describe the 4 strategies for Health Promotion;
  4. Apply the 4 strategies for Health Promotion to chronic disease prevention activities in their communities

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Tobacco-related illness accounted for 782,520 days of acute care hospital stay in Ontario and 22,210,155 acute care hospital days for all of Canada (The Ontario Tobacco Research Unit, 2006). That’s more than 5 billion dollars of health care cost in Ontario due to tobacco-related causes
(Canadian Institute for Health Information, 2008).
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