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November 21 2016 Ministry of Municipal Affairs response to the April 1 2016 alPHa Letter expressing concerns about municipalities restricting the location of methadone maintenance and treatment (MMT) clinics.
October 25 letter from the alPHa President responding to Minister Jane Philpott's Oct 24 announcement of a Healthy Eating Strategy for Canada, which includes restricting marketing to children as well as reducing sodium in and eliminating trans fat from the food supply among other elements.
Oct 20 2016 response from the Premier to alPHa's October 15 letter drawing attention to health protection and promotion mandates that appeared in the 2014 ministerial mandate letters but not the 2016 ones.
October 15 2016 alPHa letter to the Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing reminding him of alPHa's position that the Province should take responsibility for community water fluoridation, as stated in MPP Bob Delaney's October 6 motion in the Ontario Legislature.
October 15 2016 letter from the alPHa President to the federal Minister of Health in support of Senate Bill S-228, the Child Health Protection Act, which if passed would put restrictions on the marketing of unhealthy food and beverages to children.
September 16 2016 alPHa letter to the Minister of Health and Long-Term Care thanking him for his Sept 15 announcement that Ontario will cover shingles vaccine for seniors between the ages of 65 and 70.
August 12 2016 response from the Premier to the August 2 2016 joint letter from the presidents of alPHa and OPHA congratulating her for her commitment to addressing inequities in indigenous communities.
July 21 2016 alPHa letter to the Minister of Health and Long-Term Care that introduces alPHa’s 2016 resolution calling for a comprehensive province-wide healthy eating approach, including consideration of the taxation of sugar sweetened beverages.
July 21 2016 alPHa letter to the Minister of Health and Long-Term Care introducing alPHa's 2016 resolution calling for legislation of infection prevention and control requirements for invasive personal services settings.
July 13 2016 letter to the federal Ministers of Infrastructure & Communities and Transportation introducing alPHa Resolution A16-3, Health-Promoting Federal, Provincial and Municipal Infrastructure Funding.
July 12 alPHa news release (with input from Heart and Stroke) announcing the passage of Resolution A16-5, Advocate for a Comprehensive Province-Wide Healthy Eating Approach Integrating the Recommendations in the Senate’s Report on Obesity and the Heart and Stroke Foundation Sugar, Heart Disease and Stroke Position Statement, including Taxation of Sugar-Sweetened Beverages.
June 13 2016 response from Roselle Martino to the May 30 2016 letter from the Chair of alPHa's Boards of Health Section requesting a meeting with the ADM of the PPHD to discuss the possible implications for local boards of health of the application of recommendations from the assessment of the Algoma Board of Health, particularly where skills-based boards are under consideration.
June 15 2016 letter of thanks to the alPHa President from the Ontario Society for Nutrition Professionals in Public Health (OSNPPH) for the endorsement of their position statement on responses to food insecurity.
June 16 2016 letter to the Minister of Health and Long-Term Care from the Chair of the Council of Ontario Medical Officers of Health (COMOH) pertaining to issues related to the implementation of requirements under the Immunization of School Pupils Act.
May 30 2016 letter from the Chair of alPHa's Boards of Health Section requesting a meeting with the ADM of the PPHD to discuss the possible implications for local boards of health of the application of recommendations from the assessment of the Algoma Board of Health, particularly where skills-based boards are under consideration.
May 13 2016 letter from the alPHa President to the Minister of Health and Long-Term Care requesting a progress report on the ongoing review of the Ontario Public Health Standards and the initiation of regular updates from the committees.
May 3 2016 acknowledgement from the federal Ministry of Transport of alPHa's March 18 letter, which also confirms that the issues raised are the responsibility of the Minister of Infrastructure and Communities.
April 28 2016 letter from the President of the Association of Local Public Health Agencies endorsing the recent call by a coalition of health providers for a provincial opioid overdose prevention and intervention plan.
April 28 2016 alPHa letter to the Minister of Health and Long-Term Care that responds to his April 20 memo to Boards and MOHs regarding health system transformation, noting its omission of any specific reference or response to alPHa's February 28 recommendations on the Patients First discussion paper.
April 21 2016 alPHa letter responding to proposed changes to regulations made under the Smoke-Free Ontario Act and Electronic Cigarettes Act, 2015 that would further restrict the sale / use of e-cigarettes and medical marijuana. The letter urges the Ministry to develop further restrictions to include water pipes, as per alPHa Resolution A13-5
April 8 2016 MMAH acknowledgement of receipt of alPHa's April 1 letter to the Ministers of Health and Long-Term Care and Municipal Affairs and Housing expressing concerns about municipalities restricting the location of methadone maintenance and treatment (MMT) clinics.