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December 12 2015 alPHa letter to the Associate Minister of Health and Long-Term Care in response to Bill 45, which covers calorie disclosure on menus, flavoured tobacco products and e-cigarettes. alPHa's Resolutions on e-Cigarette (A14-2) and water pipe (A13-5) regulation are attached.
November 7 2014 letter to the Minister of Health and Long-Term Care and the Associate Minister of Health and Long-Term Care (Long-Term Care and Wellness) congratulating them for the implementation of new regulations under the Smoke-Free Ontario Act, which will ban smoking on patios and recreational spaces as well as further restrict locations where tobacco products can be sold.
October 26 alPHa / COMOH letter to the editor of Macleans Magazine in response to its October 25 Editorial, "public health agencies should prioritize infectious diseases". The editorial itself is appended.
October 23 letter from the alPHa President thanking the Premier for publishing the Ministers' mandate letters, which will make it easier to identify opportunities to improve the health of Ontarians via public policy.
October 21 2014 letter of response from the Public Health Agency of Canada to alPHa's September 4, 2014 letter concerning the resolution passed by the Association of Local Public Health Agencies on the marketing of breast-milk substitutes.
September 29 2014 letter from the presidents of alPHa and OPHA to Deb Matthews in her capacity as lead Minister for the renewed Ontario Poverty Reduction Strategy. It itemizes positive steps that Ontario has taken in that area and invites her to engage with the public health sector to be part of the implementation.
September 4 2014 alPHa letter to Statistics Canada introducing Resolution A14-1, Request for Provision of Population Data from Administrative Sources and Changes in Practice Related to the National Household Survey, which calls for reinstatement of the Mandatory Long-Form Census and in the interim, the release supplementary data sets that will help us better identify and deal with the gaps created by the voluntary nature of the National Household Survey.
September 4 2014 letter to the Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing introducing alPHa's 2014 resolutions A14-3 (Designating Provincially and Municipally Funded Multi-Unit Dwellings Smoke-Free) and A14-4 - A Provincial Approach to Community Water Fluoridation
August 27 2014 alPHa Letter to the Minister of Health and Long-Term Care introducing alPHa Resolutions A14-1 (A14-1 - Provision of Population Data from Administrative Sources and Changes in Practice Related to the National Household Survey); A14-2 - Regulating the Manufacture, Sale, Promotion, Display, and Use of E-Cigarettes; A14-3 - Designating Provincially and Municipally Funded Multi-Unit Dwellings Smoke-Free; A14-4 - A Provincial Approach to Community Water Fluoridation; A14-7 - Enactment of Legislation to Enforce the International Code of Marketing of Breast-Milk Substitutes (the Code); and A14-8 - Maintaining Preventive Dental Services in the Ontario Public Health Standards (PSO) for his support and action.
August 27 2014 alPHa letter to the Prime Minister urging enactment of legislation to make the restrictions on the marketing of breast-milk substitutes as outlined in the International Code of Marketing of Breast-Milk Substitutes enforceable.
June 30 2014 letter from the MOHLTC to COMOH's April 28 2014 letter, confirming the repositioning of the Low-Risk Alcohol Drinking Guideline performance measure under the 2014 Accountability Agreements as a monitoring indicator.
June 30 2014 response to alPHa's February 13 2014 letter, indicating that the Low-Risk Alcohol Drinking Guideline performance indicator under the 2014 Accountability Agreements is being repositioned as a monitoring indicator and to set longer-term targets for two others (% youth never smoked and falls-related ER visits).
April 30 2014 letter from the alPHa President to the Ministers of Health and Long-Term Care & Children and Youth Services regarding the local impacts of the decision to consolidate Ontario's publicly-funded oral health programs.
April 28 2014 letter from the COMOH Chair to the ADM, Health Promotion Division, requesting the removal of the Public Health Funding and Accountability Agreements Performance Indicator related to the percentage of adults exceeding the Low-Risk Alcohol Drinking Guidelines following the Government's decision to expand the availability of alcohol to select grocery stores and farmers' markets.
April 16 2014 alPHa letter congratulating the Minister of Health and Long-Term Care for the addition of three vaccine preventable diseases to the list of designated diseases under the Immunization of School Pupils Act.
April 7 2014 response from the MOHLTC to alPHa's February 19 2014 letter to the Ministers of Health and Long-Term Care and Children and Youth Services regarding the consolidation of Ontario's publicly-funded oral health programs.
March 3 2014 MOHLTC Reply to alPHa's July 16 letter of support for the Ontario Society of Nutrition Professionals in Public Health (OSNPPH)Call to Action - Creating a Healthy Workplace Nutrition Environment.