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December 11 2013 - alPHa's written feedback to the Ministry of Health Promotion following a December 6 consultation designed to inform the development of regulations under the Skin Cancer Prevention Act.
December 12 2013 - alPHa letter to the Minister of Health and Long-Term Care urging expansion of Ontario's HPV vaccination program following the Province of Alberta's recent announcement that their program will be extended to males.
December 11 2013 alPHa response to a request for support from the Federation of Women's Institutes of Ontario for its resolution calling for the implementation of a Lifestyle Program (emphasis on food and nutrition skills) as part of Ontario's education curriculum (original request is attached).
November 12 2013 joint letter from the Executive Director of the Council of Ontario Directors of Education (CODE) and Chair of the Council of Ontario Medical Officers of Health (COMOH)introducing a cooperative project to provide resources and supports that will further enable public health units and district school boards to develop stronger and mutually beneficial partnerships for the delivery of student health and well being services for schools and students.
October 17 2013 letter to the MOHLTC expressing appreciation for the recent announcement of breastfeeding supports, in particular as they pertain to alPHa's Resolution on Baby Friendly Designation (A13-3)
October 17 2013 - COMOH Letter commending the College of Family Physicians of Canada for its work in developing the new Alcohol Screening, Brief Intervention & Referral: A Clinical Guide and for offering the self-directed Mainpro-C credits to support Family Physicians in applying these tools and guidelines.
October 17 alPHa letter to the MOHLTC congratulating the Government for passage of the Skin Cancer Prevention Act (Tanning Beds), with a request to participate in the development of the associated regulations.
August 26 response from the Minister of Education to alPHa's July 16 letter introducing alPHa Resolution A13-6, Mandatory Physical Education for Ontario Secondary School Students, which calls for a requirement for students to earn a physical education credit in every grade from 9 to 12 to achieve high school graduation.
July 24 2013 letter to the Minister of Health and Long-Term Care reiterating alPHa's position on consolidating Ontario's publicly-funded Oral Health Programs, with emphasis on recent concerns that recent policy discussions are too narrowly focused on claims payment at the expense of the best health outcomes.
July 22 2013 COMOH Letter to the Director, Education Statistics & Analysis Branch responding to a 20, 2013 memo to Directors of Education regarding the process of data exchange between schools / school boards and Public Health Units, which has created a discrepancy between the reporting requirements of the Immunization of School Pupils Act and provision of information under the Education Act.
July 17 2013 letter to the Minister of Health and Long-Term Care introducing alPHa Resolution A13-4, The Healthy Smiles Ontario Program and the Overall Inequity within the Oral Health Care System, which calls for several enhancements to Ontario’s publicly-funded oral health programs.
July 16 2013 alPHa letter to the Minister of Health and Long-Term Care introducing alPHa Resolution A13-3, Baby Friendly Designation for All Ontario Hospitals, by which we strongly urge her to encourage all Ontario hospitals to achieve the World Health Organization’s Baby Friendly designation
July 16 letter to the Minister of Health and Long-Term Care introducing alPHa Resolution A13-5, Provincial Legislation to Prohibit the Use of Waterpipes in Enclosed Public Places and Enclosed Workplaces, which calls for a prohibition on the use of waterpipes (regardless of the substance being smoked) in all enclosed public places and enclosed workplaces.
July 16 alPHa Letter to the Minister of Education introducing alPHa Resolution A13-6, Mandatory Physical Education for Ontario Secondary School Students, which calls for a requirement for students to earn a physical education credit in every grade from 9 to 12 to achieve high school graduation.