Prevention Matters: Why Ontario Needs a Chronic Disease Prevention Strategy (Brochure)

Publication Date: 
September, 2018

The OCDPA is a collaborative of over 20 non-governmental diverse health organizations committed to integrated action on chronic disease prevention since 2003. The OCDPA represents more than 75,000 members and volunteers offering expertise, programs, services, resources and networks focused on a variety of community and public health issues.

Find out more about why #preventionmatters in our brochure here.

References for statistics in the brochure are listed below:

  1. Cancer Care Ontario. Chronic Disease Prevention Strategy 2015-2020
  2. Statistics Canada. Table 105-0512 - Health indicator profile, by Aboriginal identity, age group and sex, four year estimates, Canada, provinces and territories. 2011.
  3. Statistics Canada. Table 102-0564 - Leading causes of death, total population, by sex, Canada, provinces and territories. 2011.
  4. Toronto Public Health. The Unequal City 2015: Income and Health Inequities in Toronto. 2015.
  5. Canadian Institute for Health Information, A Framework for Health Outcomes Analysis: Diabetes and Depression Case Studies, 2008.
  6. Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care. Preventing and Managing Chronic Disease: Ontario’s Framework, 2007.
  7. Manuel DG et al. A $4.9 Billion Decrease in Health Care Expenditure: The Ten-Year Impact of Changing Smoking, Alcohol, Diet and Physical Activity on Health Care Use in Ontario. 2016. ISBN: 978-1-926850-67-2
  8. Trust for America’s Health. Prevention for a Healthier America: Investments In Disease Prevention Yield Significant Savings, Stronger Communities. US: Trust for America’s Health. 2008.
  9. Ontario Chronic Disease Prevention Alliance. Determining Quality Chronic Disease Prevention Indicators for Ontario: The Chronic Disease Prevention Indicators Framework. 2016.
  10. Public Health Ontario. Evidence to Guide Action:Comprehensive tobacco control in Ontario. 2016.