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Making Children the Priority: Early Childhood Development in Priority Neighbourhoods


The Health Neighbourhoods initiative examines information for 50 Health Neighbourhoods in Durham Region to better understand patterns of health in our communities. The ultimate goal is to support strong, safe and equitable neighbourhoods that improve the health and well-being of all residents.



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June 17, 2019
2018-2019 alPHa Annual Report Released »
alPHa's 2018-2019 Annual Report is now available online. The report summarizes major activities undertaken by the Associat...
October 12, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
alPHa Presents on Bill 36, Cannabis Statute Law Amendment Act, 2018 »
Yesterday, the Association of Local Public Health Agencies’ President, Dr. Robert Kyle, accompanied by alPHa's Executive D...
September 26, 2018
alPHa at Queen's Park »
As a member of the Ontario Chronic Disease Prevention Alliance , alPHa participated in a Legislative Day at Queen's Park...
August 16, 2018
alPHa Releases Municipal Election Policy Priorities »
In advance of the October 22 Ontario municipal election, alPHa has prepared a package of key public health policy prioriti...
June 15, 2018
2018 Annual Report Now Available »
Check out alPHa's 2017-2018 Annual Report covering the association's activities and achievements over the past12 months. T...

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October 29, 2012
COMOH's Letter to the Editor in the Globe and Mail »
We Owe It to Kids The Globe and Mail has published a Letter to the Editor written by COMOH in support of the Ontario Me...

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April 23, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Province announces significant changes to public health »
  On April 11 2019, the Ontario Government tabled its  2019 Budget , which included  plans to significan...
March 21, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
CMOH Annual Report Released »
  Connected Communities: Healthier Together . The 2017 Annual Report (released February 2019) of the Chief...
July 24, 2017
Ontario Releases Public Health Expert Panel's Report »
On July 20, the Ontario government released Public Health Within an Integrated Health System , a report by the Minister...
January 19, 2017
alPHa Weighs in on Basic Income Pilot »
alPHa has joined with the Ontario Public Health Association (OPHA) and Public Health Ontario (PHO) in responding to Senato...
December 21, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Government Releases Proposal for Ontario Health System »
Minister Hoskins has released  Patients First - A Proposal to Strengthen Patient-Centred Health Care in Ontar...

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