Ontario Ministry of Health Promotion Presentation to TORC Rural Health Forum November 5, 2009
Purpose <ul><li>To provide an overview of the Ontario Ministry of Health Promotion (MHP); </li></ul><ul><li>To highlight v...
Overview  <ul><li>Vision:  Healthy Communities working together and Ontarians leading healthy and active lives </li></ul><...
Promoting a Population Health Approach <ul><li>Recognize that health is determined by complex interactions between social ...
Applying an Integrated Approach
Ontario’s Chronic Disease Prevention and Management Framework
MHP’s 2009-10 Priorities <ul><li>Promoting Health and Wellness  </li></ul><ul><li>Preventing Disease, Injury and Addiction...
Examples of MHP Strategies and Initiatives
Partnering with Public Health <ul><li>MHP’s funds 75% of the health promotion standards for Ontario’s 36 public health uni...
MHP’s After-School Initiative <ul><li>MHP partnering with community organizations on after-school programs and services  <...
MHP’s Diabetes Prevention Initiative <ul><li>Goal: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>To reduce  the incidence of type-2 diabetes among...
EatRight Ontario <ul><li>Evidence-based nutrition information for families and health care providers, including s support ...
Other Tools <ul><li>NutriSTEP:  Tool to screen preschooler’s eating habits, identify nutrition problems early, including g...
healthyontario.com <ul><li>Provides access to a wide range of health information and services available to Ontario residen...
Smoke Free Ontario <ul><li>Implemented Smoke-free Ontario Act and Strategy </li></ul><ul><li>Banned Smoking in Cars with c...
Healthy Communities Ontario <ul><li>Enhancing health and wellbeing through inter-sectoral collaboration, community engagem...
Healthy Communities Ontario Priorities <ul><li>Increase access to healthier food </li></ul><ul><li>Educate and develop foo...
Expanding Partnerships for Health Promotion
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  1. 1. Ontario Ministry of Health Promotion Presentation to TORC Rural Health Forum November 5, 2009
  2. 2. Purpose <ul><li>To provide an overview of the Ontario Ministry of Health Promotion (MHP); </li></ul><ul><li>To highlight various MHP programs, tools and initiatives; </li></ul><ul><li>To identify areas for possible collaboration. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Overview <ul><li>Vision: Healthy Communities working together and Ontarians leading healthy and active lives </li></ul><ul><li>Mission: To champion health promotion across Ontario and inspire partners to create a culture of health and well being for all </li></ul><ul><li>4 year old ministry with 146 staff and $400M budget </li></ul><ul><li>Achieve goals through social marketing, public education, influencing and partnering with others, funding programs and services, surveillance, designing legislation/regulation, creating and disseminating new knowledge. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Promoting a Population Health Approach <ul><li>Recognize that health is determined by complex interactions between social and economic factors, the physical environment and individual behavior. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Applying an Integrated Approach
  6. 6. Ontario’s Chronic Disease Prevention and Management Framework
  7. 7. MHP’s 2009-10 Priorities <ul><li>Promoting Health and Wellness </li></ul><ul><li>Preventing Disease, Injury and Addiction </li></ul><ul><li>Partnering for Healthy Communities </li></ul><ul><li>Promoting Nutrition and Healthy Eating </li></ul><ul><li>Valuing Sport and Recreation </li></ul>
  8. 8. Examples of MHP Strategies and Initiatives
  9. 9. Partnering with Public Health <ul><li>MHP’s funds 75% of the health promotion standards for Ontario’s 36 public health units: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>chronic disease prevention </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>prevention of injury and substance misuse </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>reproductive health </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>child health </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Best practice documents being developed to guide implementation. </li></ul><ul><li>Supported expansion of Children in Need of [Dental] Treatment Program to include children from birth until their 17 th birthday. </li></ul>
  10. 10. MHP’s After-School Initiative <ul><li>MHP partnering with community organizations on after-school programs and services </li></ul><ul><li>Linked to Ontario’s Poverty Reduction Strategy </li></ul><ul><li>15,500 children and youth will benefit </li></ul><ul><li>270 Sites within priority neighbourhoods </li></ul><ul><li>Programs include activities like: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>healthy eating and nutrition education to help combat childhood obesity </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>physical activity to encourage active lifestyles </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>personal health and wellness education to promote self-esteem </li></ul></ul></ul>
  11. 11. MHP’s Diabetes Prevention Initiative <ul><li>Goal: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>To reduce the incidence of type-2 diabetes among those at greatest risk and in those geographic areas of highest incidence </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Settings: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Communities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Workplaces </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Health care </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Media </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. EatRight Ontario <ul><li>Evidence-based nutrition information for families and health care providers, including s support on </li></ul><ul><li>diabetes prevention and management. </li></ul><ul><li>Free web and phone-based service. </li></ul><ul><li>Meal-planning tools and label reading </li></ul><ul><li>videos. </li></ul>
  13. 13. Other Tools <ul><li>NutriSTEP: Tool to screen preschooler’s eating habits, identify nutrition problems early, including growth and overweight problems. </li></ul><ul><li>EatSmart!: Award program promotes healthy food choices, in restaurants, schools, workplaces and recreation centres. </li></ul>
  14. 14. healthyontario.com <ul><li>Provides access to a wide range of health information and services available to Ontario residents. </li></ul><ul><li>Includes health assessment tools, articles by experts, medical information, as well as links to other Ontario and not-for-profit health and wellness websites. </li></ul>
  15. 15. Smoke Free Ontario <ul><li>Implemented Smoke-free Ontario Act and Strategy </li></ul><ul><li>Banned Smoking in Cars with children </li></ul><ul><li>Supporting TEACH - smoking cessation training for health intermediaries </li></ul><ul><li>Collaborating on Aboriginal Initiatives </li></ul><ul><li>Creating New Directions in Tobacco Control </li></ul>
  16. 16. Healthy Communities Ontario <ul><li>Enhancing health and wellbeing through inter-sectoral collaboration, community engagement and partnerships. </li></ul><ul><li>Three main components: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Healthy Communities Fund supports healthy eating, physical activity, tobacco use, substance and alcohol misuse, mental health and injury prevention projects; </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Healthy Community Partnerships promote community planning and mobilization to effect policy change and create a environment that promotes health; </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Healthy Communities Consortium of resource centres that support partnership and community development, training and best practices. </li></ul></ul></ul>
  17. 17. Healthy Communities Ontario Priorities <ul><li>Increase access to healthier food </li></ul><ul><li>Educate and develop food skills </li></ul><ul><li>Increase access to recreation, sport and physical activity </li></ul><ul><li>Support active transportation and improve the built environment </li></ul><ul><li>Increase tobacco free environments and smoking cessation services </li></ul><ul><li>Educate the public about the risks of tobacco use </li></ul><ul><li>Increase resiliency in youth and adults re: alcohol and drug use </li></ul><ul><li>Increase access to mental health prevention and promotion programs and supports </li></ul><ul><li>Promote safe environments that prevent injury </li></ul>
  18. 18. Expanding Partnerships for Health Promotion

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