- OCDPA hosts health debate along with TVO's The Agenda with Steve Paikin on Tuesday, May 22 at 8 pm where party representatives engage in a debate around health and healthcare. View Press Release here.
- OCDPA releases Prevention Matters: Why Ontario needs a CDP Strategy as part of its election campaign
- OCDPA hosted its first ever Legislative Day at Queen's Park to engage MPPs and staff members in why #preventionmatters
- OCDPA called on the government to put more of a focus on chronic disease prevention through the launch of the #preventionmatters campaign
- Pegeen Walsh (ED at OPHA) joined as new chair for the OCDPA
- Determining Quality Chronic Disease Prevention Indicators for Ontario: The Chronic Disease Prevention Indicators Framework:Phase IV - Develop and implement a knowledge mobilization and exchange plan to disseminate indicator framework and supporting documents.
- OCDPA Government Relations Working Group submitted a letter to the Ministry of Health and Long-term Care as follow up to the Patient’s First discussion paper.
- OCDPA developed and finalizes new 2016 – 2019 Strategic Plan.
- OCDPA prepared a Pre-Budget Submission offering recommendations for reducing health care costs, making our health system more sustainable and improving the health, wellbeing and prosperity of Ontarians and Ontario.
- OCDPA endorsed the Stop Marketing to Kid Coalition and the Ottawa Principles
- Determining Quality Chronic Disease Prevention Indicators for Ontario: The Chronic Disease Prevention Indicators Framework: Phase III – Indicator data population. Populate validated indicators with most recent data
- Phase II – Indicator Validation: Validation of short-listed indicators by Ontario-specific experts, working in their respective fields across the five risk factor focus areas
- OCDPA Government Relations group developed policy recommendations to further the “asks” embedded in Healthiest Province campaign and presented to Associate Minister of Health and Long-term Care Damerla.
- OCDPA developed the Healthiest Province 2015 Toolkit designed to provide you with the key messages and information needed to join the conversation, and influence policy changes that will help make Ontario the healthiest province. We ask you to add your voice to assist us in raising key issues.
- OCDPA prepared a Pre-Budget Submission calling on the Ontario government to build on its significant progress and leadership to ensure Ontario becomes the healthiest jurisdiction in North America.
- Determining Quality Chronic Disease Prevention Indicators for Ontario: The Chronic Disease Prevention Indicators Framework: Phase I - Indicator short-list selection. Review, identification and selection of existing indicators used to measure impact on chronic disease prevention across the five risk factor focus areas
- OCDPA designed an Advocacy Toolkit to give members and stakeholders an overview of the campaign, provide you with the key messages and information needed to join the conversation, and influence policy changes that will help make Ontario the healthiest province.
- The OCDPA wraps up its final three panel discussions as part of the Preventing Chronic Disease in Ontario: Panel Discussion Series
- The OCDPA Indicators Working Group begins to develop what will be named: Determining Quality Chronic Disease Prevention Indicators for Ontario: The Chronic Disease Prevention Indicators Framework:.
- OCDPA Advocacy Working Group launched the Better Health is Worth 0.5% campaign urging the Ontario government to devote 0.5% of the provincial budget towards health promotion in the province.
- OCDPA hosts the Preventing Chronic Disease in Ontario: Panel Discussion Series featuring panel discussions on each of the five OCDPA evidence-informed messages.
- OCDPA launched Dialogue, the revitalized OCDPA newsletter with each issue focusing on one of the five OCDPA evidence-informed messages.
- OCDPA releases the Toolkit to Healthier Communities - Influencing Healthy Public Policies and the accompanying resource Handbook to Healthier Communities - Influencing Healthy Public Policies. Both resources are also available in French.
- OCDPA membership reaches 23 organizations.
- The OCDPA Mental Health Working Group produced a handout, Ideas for Organizations to Promote Positive Mental Health, based on ideas from OCDPA membership organizations, to help organizations promote positive mental health.
- OCDPA sends a letter to the Minister of Community and Social Services, Minister of Children and Youth Services, and the Social Assistance Review Advisory Council regarding the Social Assistance Rate.
- OCDPA releases background documents on its evidence-informed messages that address: high-risk alcohol consumption, physical inactivity, poor mental health, tobacco use/exposure, and unhealthy eating.
- OCDPA presents a poster, Proximal Risk Factors for Chronic Disease in Ontario: Challenges and Opportunities of a Comparative Perspective, at the June CPHA Conference.
- Through the Healthy Communities initiative, the OCDPA in collaboration with the Ontario Healthy Communities Coalition develops a backgrounder on healthy communities.
- CPCHE and OCDPA held a workshop: How might early exposures to Bisphenol-A increase the risk of developing chronic disease, and what can be done about it?
- Through OCDPA, several Partner organizations signed on to a statement on Bisphenol-A [English, French],that was accompanied by a media release [English, French].
- OCDPA held a Systems Think Tank on Mental Health and Chronic Disease Prevention in partnership with its members, the Canadian Mental Health Association-Ontario Division and the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health.
- OCDPA develops evidence-informed messages and utilization framework to support collective action on common chronic disease prevention.
- OCDPA develops a report on Obesity: An Overview of Current Landscape and Prevention-related Activities in Ontario
- OCDPA sends letters to the Ministry of Education regarding the Ontario Curriculum Review; and to Premier Dalton McGuinty regarding a Strong and Viable Comprehensive Tobacco Control Strategy; and to the Minister of Health regarding the expansion of the Maternal-Infant Research on Environmental Chemicals (MIREC) Study
- CPCHE and OCDPA held a Forum in Toronto entitled Exploring the Evidence and Finding Solutions: A Forum on the the Links Between Early Environmental Exposures and Chronic Diseases.
- The OCDPA develops a consultation report Moving the Healthy Eating and Active Living Strategy Forward in Ontario.
- The OCDPA develops the resource Primer to Action – Social Determinants of Health – Revised Edition in partnership with Health Nexus (formerly Ontario Prevention Clearinghouse).
- The OCDPA participates in various conferences and workshops including the CDPAC Conference, the Public Health Summit - OPHA Annual Conference, the Family Supports Institute Ontario (FSIO) Conference and the Healthy Communities and the Built Environment Provincial Roundtable.
- The OCDPA sends letters to the Ministry of Health Promotion and the Ministry of Children and Youth Services regarding a comprehensive approach to address childhood obesity, as well as letters to the Ministry of Education regarding the Ontario Curriculum Review.
- The OCDPA develops weekly chronic disease prevention email updates for distribution within its membership.
- Began a two-year joint initiative on early environmental exposures and chronic disease prevention with the Canadian Partnership for Children’s Health & Environment (CPCHE).
- The OCDPA develops the resource Primer to Action in partnership with the Ontario Prevention Clearinghouse and Canadian Cancer Society.
- The OCDPA produces the report Economic Costs of Chronic Disease in Canada 1995-2003, which raises awareness and increases understanding of the financial implications of chronic disease and the huge potential in savings that is possible through investment in health promotion and disease prevention.
- The OCDPA sends out letters to Ontario’s four major political parties urging them to take immediate action and invest in chronic disease prevention in the province.
- The OCDPA completes branding and marketing materials.
- The OCDPA develops a System Plan and model for Ontario. This plan is the model for OCDPA and its work.
- The OCDPA releases its report – Chronic Disease in Ontario and Canada: Determinants, Risk Factors and Prevention Priorities, which provides an epidemiological and conceptual context for the Alliance’s work. It is also an available resource for other systems levels focusing on chronic disease prevention.
- The OCDPA participates in the Federal Pan Canadian Healthy Living Strategy.
- A bi-monthly e-bulletin is launched.
- The organization’s Terms of Reference are ratified and implemented.
- A Chair and vice-chair are elected.
- The OCDPA hosts a Forum on Developing a Chronic Disease Prevention and Healthy Living Strategy for Ontario.
- The OCDPA provides support to the Ontario Chronic Disease Prevention Managers in Public Health.
- The OCDPA produces the report, Informing Direction on Chronic Disease Prevention and Management in Ontario. This report builds on risk factor and chronic disease-based strategies and details related work of OCDPA members and those working within the Ontario Health Promotion Resource System.
- Funding support is received from the Public Health Agency of Canada.
- An action plan is developed.
- The Ontario Chronic Disease Prevention Alliance is officially established.
- Nine founding core members sign a Memorandum of Understanding.
- At year end, there are 14 members of the organization.