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Glossary

See also Abbreviations in this document

Advocacy

The act of speaking or of disseminating information intended to influence individual behaviour or opinion, corporate conduct or public policy and law. From: Volunteer Sector Forum (2005).

Affiliate member/partner (of Ontario Chronic Disease Prevention Alliance)

Individuals, organizations and government who are interested in the ongoing work of the Ontario Chronic Disease Prevention Alliance.

Best practices

Best practices in health promotion/public health are those sets of processes and activities that are consistent with health promotion/public health values, goals and ethics, theories and beliefs, evidence, and understanding of the environment, and are most likely to achieve health promotion/public health goals in a given situation. From: IDM Best Practices for Health Promotion, Public Health and Population Health (2005).

Capacity building

Building partnerships, knowledge exchange, problem solving and infrastructure support in order to achieve a range of specific and generalized health outcomes. Adapted from: OCDPA (2003), referencing University of Queensland (2000).

Chronic diseases

Chronic diseases are diseases or conditions that are generally slow in onset and persist or progress over a long period of time. From: Cancer 2020 Steering Committee (2003). OCDPA currently focuses on the prevention of cancer, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis, chronic respiratory diseases among others. From: OCDPA (2003).

Chronic disease prevention

Action or measures not only to prevent the occurrence of disease, such as risk factor reduction, but also to arrest its progress and reduce its consequences once established. Primary prevention is directed towards preventing the initial occurrence of a disorder. Secondary and tertiary prevention seek to arrest or retard existing disease and its effects through early detection and appropriate treatment; or to reduce the occurrence of relapses and the establishment of chronic conditions through, for example, effective rehabilitation. Disease prevention is considered to be action, which usually emanates from the health sector, dealing with individuals and populations identified as exhibiting identifiable risk factors, often associated with different risk behaviours. From: OCDPA (2003), adapted from World Health Organization (1998).

Collaboration

Any activity supported by more than one individual or group working together to reach an agreed upon goal. From: Public Health Agency of Canada (2005).


Collaborative action and leadership

A process of building substantive agreement, through which parties who see different aspects of a problem can constructively explore their differences and search for solutions that go beyond their own visions of what is possible. Collaboration involves joint problem solving and consensus decision making, inventing mutually agreeable solutions, and developing collective actions for implementation:

  • Stakeholders are interdependent
  • Solutions “emerge” by dealing constructively with differences
  • Decisions are jointly owned
  • Stakeholders assume collective responsibility for the future direction of the domain

From: OCDPA (2003), adapted from Gray, as cited by Chronic Disease Prevention Alliance of Canada (2003).

Continuous quality improvement (CQI)

CQI is a management philosophy and system which involves management, staff and health professionals in the continuous improvement of work processes to achieve better outcomes of patient/client/resident care. It involves the application of statistical methods and group process tools to reduce waste, duplication, and unnecessary complexity in work. The goal of CQI is to consistently meet or exceed the needs of patients, families, staff, health professionals and the community. From: Harrigan M (2000).

Core member/partner (of Ontario Chronic Disease Prevention Alliance)

Provincial organizations who have signed a Memorandum of Understanding in support of the Ontario Chronic Disease Prevention Alliance.

Current collaborative activity (collaboration)

Established activity partnership (of more than one individual or group), which may involve ongoing activity maintenance, evaluation or further development.

Cybernetics

The science of maintaining order in a system, i.e., the study of communication, feedback and control within biological, mechanical and artificial systems. Adapted from: Wikipedia (2005), World Reference (2005), India Infoline (2005).

Determinants of health

The range of personal, social, economic and environmental factors (e.g., health behaviours, lifestyles, income, social status, education, employment and working conditions, access to appropriate health services, and the physical environments) which determine the health status of individuals or populations. From: OCDPA (2003), referencing World Health Organization (1998).

Environment

Environment refers to air, water, land and the built environment as well as environmental exposures in communities and workplaces. Adapted from: Federal, Provincial and Territorial Advisory Committee on Population Health (2002).

Environmental scan

The systematic, ongoing and collaborative effort to search for important cues about how one’s sector is changing an dhow these changes can affect the future. A broad range of issues should be examined with information gathered from a variety of sources and perspectives (e.g. literature and Web searches, and input from issue experts). Adapted from: Council on Foundations (2005).

Evidence-based

Evidence is information that is used to inform decision-making. Links between population and public health and clinical practice decisions and actions are explicitly linked to underlying evidence that demonstrates effectiveness. The nature of evidence may vary from scientific evidence (e.g., randomized control trials) to peer-reviewed study results and experiential observations in chronic disease prevention interventions. Adapted from: Truman et al (2000).

GIS

A database that helps manage and visualize large amounts of biophysical and socioeconomic data that is spatially referenced. The database can be used to draw maps illustrating distribution of production, environmental, marketing or socioeconomic problems. Such maps may help decision makers to analyze and prioritize problems. GIS can also be used to define homogenous regions, which can be used to target research efforts or to define similarities between regions. From: International Service for Agricultural Research (2003).

Inclusion

A society where everyone belongs creates both the feeling and the reality of belonging and helps each of us reach our full potential. The feeling of belonging comes through caring, cooperation, and trust. We build the feeling of belonging together. The reality of belonging comes through equity and fairness, social and economic justice, and cultural as well as spiritual respect. We build the reality of belonging together by engaging our society to ensure it. From: Fay M (2004).

Information dissemination

Wide-spread sharing of knowledge and information with stakeholders in an equitable, timely manner using multiple dissemination channels (e.g. print material, media, internet). From: OCDPA (2003).

Knowledge capital

Knowledge capital refers to capabilities, competencies, information and knowledge base of human capital that resides in the minds of an organization’s employees in either explicit or tacit form. Explicit knowledge includes information and skills that are easily communicated, documented and conveyed to others. It is the knowledge that is collected, stored, distributed and shared primarily as electronic or paper documents. This knowledge can therefore be formally expressed and transferred. Tacit knowledge is experiential and intuitive. It is subjective and experience-based knowledge that cannot be expressed in words or sentences and it also includes cognitive skills such as beliefs, images, intuition and mental models as well as technical skills such as craft and know-how. Implicit knowledge is a subset of tacit knowledge that can be transformed into explicit knowledge. Implicit knowledge can be codified if subjected to some type of a mining or translation process (e.g., environmental scan). Adapted from: Kothuri S (2002).

Knowledge exchange

Knowledge exchange is collaborative problem-solving between researchers and decision makers that happens through linkage and exchange. Effective knowledge exchange involves interaction between decision makers and stakeholders (including researchers) and results in mutual learning through the process of planning, producing, disseminating, and applying existing or new evidence in decision-making. Adapted from: Canadian Health Services Research Foundation (2005).

Management Information System

An ongoing data collection and analysis system, usually computerized, that allows timely access to service delivery and outcome information. An MIS is a system using formalized procedures to provide management at all levels with appropriate information, based on data from internal and if desired also external sources, to enable them to make timely and effective decisions for planning, directing, and controlling the activities for which they are responsible. From: International Service for Agricultural Research (2003).

Networking

Interactions among grouping of individuals, organizations and agencies organized on a non hierarchical basis around common issues or concerns, which are pursued proactively and systematically, based on commitment and trust. Adapted from OCDPA (2003), referencing World Health Organization (1998).

Partnership

An alliance among two or more parties that pursue a set of agreed upon goals. Partnership building often involves negotiation among the different partners in the definition of goals and ethical ground rules, joint action areas, and agreement on the form of cooperation reflected in the partnership. From OCDPA (2003), adapted from World Health Organization (1998).

Potential collaborative activity (collaboration)

An activity partnership that has not been initiated yet.

Risk factor

Social, economic or biological status, behaviours or environments which are associated with or cause increased susceptibility to a specific disease, ill health, or injury. From: OCDPA (2003), referencing World Health Organization (1998).


Social marketing

Social marketing is the application of commercial marketing technologies to the analysis, planning, execution, and evaluation of programs designed to influence the voluntary behavior of target audiences in order to improve their personal welfare and that of their society. From: Andreasen AR (1995), as cited by Lagarde (1998) on Health Canada Web site (2005).

Surveillance

Tracking and forecasting any health event or health determinant through the ongoing collection of data, the integration, analysis, and interpretation of that data into surveillance products and the dissemination of that resultant surveillance product to those who need to know. From: Health Canada (1999).
Technical assistance and training

Providing the tools and educational opportunities to help people acquire and enhance skill sets necessary to implement certain activities. From: OCDPA (2003).


Abbreviations

3M or 3-M Technology Company

ACCU Aboriginal Cancer Care Unit (within Division of Preventive Oncology at Cancer Care Ontario)

ACS Aboriginal Cancer Strategy

ACT Action in your Community against Tobacco

AGCO Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario

alPHa Association of Local Public Health Agencies

AMO Association of Municipalities of Ontario

AO Addictions Ontario

AOD Alcohol and Other Drugs

AOHC Association of Ontario Health Centres

APN Alcohol Policy Network

APRG Alcohol Policy & Research Group (at Centre for Addiction and Mental Health)

ARAPO Association to Reduce Alcohol Promotion in Ontario

ASAP (Ontario’s) Anti-Smog Action Plan

AS Asthma Society

ASPHIO Association for Supervisors of Public Health Inspectors of Ontario

ATS Aboriginal Tobacco Strategy

ATSWG Aboriginal Tobacco Strategy Working Group

BBBSC Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Canada

BEAM Central Vacuum BEAM systems

BMI Body mass index

BP Best practice

CAAP (Ontario’s) Clean Air Action Plan

CAAWS Canadian Association for Advancement of Women in Sports

CAHPERD Canadian Association for Physical Education Recreation and Dance

CAL Coalition for Active Living

CAMH Centre for Addiction and Mental Health

CAMO Canadian Association of Medical Oncologists

CAMRT Canadian Association of Medical Radiation Technologists

CANO Canadian Association of Nurses in Oncology

CANSPANN Canadian School Physical Activity and Nutrition Network

CAP Clean Air Partnership

CAPiO Canadian Association of Pharmacy in Oncology (abbreviation CAPO used elsewhere)

CAPO Canadian Association of Psychosocial Oncology

CARO Canadian Association of Radiation Oncologists

CA2020 Cancer 2020 (Action Plan)

CBCF Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation

CBRPE Centre for Behavioural Research and Program Evaluation

CCHS Canadian Community Health Survey

CCO Cancer Care Ontario

CCOHS Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety

CCS Canadian Cancer Society, Ontario Division

CD Compact disc

CDA Canadian Diabetes Association

CDC (U.S.) Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

CDeA Canadian Dermatology Association (note: CDA abbreviation was already used for the Canadian Diabetes Association)

CDO College of Dietitians of Ontario

CDP Chronic Disease Prevention

CDPAC Chronic Disease Prevention Alliance of Canada

CDPM Chronic disease prevention and management

CEHO Centre for Environmental Health of Ontario

CEOLA Canadian Environmental Law Association

CEO Chief Executive Officer

CF The Change Foundation

CFA Community Food Advisor

CFLRI Canadian Fitness and Lifestyle Research Institute

CHAP Community Health Awareness Program

CHC Community health centre

CHIS Consumer Health Information Service

CHMS Canadian Health Measures Survey

CHN Community Health Network

CIHI Canadian Institute for Health Information

NACRS National Ambulatory Care Reporting System

DAD Discharge Abstract Database

NRS National Rehabilitation Reporting System

CIHR Canadian Institutes of Health Research

INMD Institute for Nutrition, Metabolism and Diabetes

CMHA Canadian Mental Health Association

CMHC Canadian Mortgage and Housing Corporation

CMRTO College of Medical Radiation Technologists of Ontario

CODA Council on Drug Abuse

COPD Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

CPCHE Canadian Partnership for Children’s Health and the Environment

CPE Continuing professional education

CPMA Canadian Produce Marketing Association

CPs Community partners

CPSO College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario

CQCO Cancer Quality Council of Ontario

CQI Continuous quality improvement

C.R.E.A.T.E. Communities Ready for Eating-Healthy, Active-Living and Tobacco-Wise Environments

CSBRC (Ophea) Curriculum and School-based Resource Centre

CSCC Canadian Strategy for Cancer Control

PPAG Primary Prevention Action Group

CSEM Canadian Society of Endocrinology and Metabolism

CTCRI Canadian Tobacco Control Research Initiative

CTUMS Canadian Tobacco Use Monitoring Survey

CVD Cardiovascular Disease

DC Dietitians of Canada

DHP Determinants of Health Partnership

DSR Designated smoking rooms

DPO Division of Preventive Oncology (at Cancer Care Ontario)

EEO Environmental Education Ontario

EHC Environmental Health Committee

EHWG Environmental Health Working Group

EMT Executive Management Team

ENAC (OHPRS) Evaluation Needs Assessment Committee

ETS Environmental tobacco smoke

FHN Family health network

FHT Family health teams

FASD Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder

FHN Family Health Network

FHT Family Health Team

FLS French Language Services

FRC FOCUS Resource Centre

FSA Farm Safety Association

GANIS Geographical and Information Systems project of SPNO

GCA Green Communities Association

GIS Geographic Information System

GTA Greater Toronto Area

HC Health Canada

HH Heart Health

HHC Heart Health Coalition

HHN Heart health network

HHRC Heart Health Resource Centre

HP Health Promotion

HPV Human Papillomavirus

HSFC Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada

HSFO Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario

HTML Hypertext Markup Language

HWHL Healthy Weights, Healthy Lives (2004 Chief Medical Officer of Health Report)

IAPA Industrial Accident Prevention Association

ICES Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences

IDM Interactive Domain Model

IM Information Management

IPC Integrated Pan-Canadian

IPCHLS Integrated Pan-Canadian Healthy Living Strategy

ISPIT (MOHLTC) Internal Stroke Planning and Implementation Team

JCC Juravinski Cancer Centre (Hamilton, Ontario)

JDRF Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation

JOACC Joint Cancer Care Ontario-Aboriginal Cancer Committee

JSSWG Joint Stroke Strategy Working Group

KF Kidney Foundation

LCBO Liquor Control Board of Ontario

LGBTT Lesbian, Bay, Bisexual, Transsexual and Transgendered

LHIN Local Health Integration Network

LIN Leisure Information Network

LRDG Low-risk drinking guidelines

MADD Mothers Against Drunk Driving

MAF Ministry of Agriculture and Food

MAG Ministry of Attorney-General

MCBS Ministry of Consumer and Business Services

MCD Major chronic disease

MCI Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration

MCSS Ministry of Community and Social Services

MCYS Ministry of Children and Youth Services

MEDU Ministry of Education

MF Ministry of Finance

MHAF Mental Health Accountability Framework

MHPSG Mandatory Health Programs and Services Guidelines (1997 version)

CDP Chronic Disease Prevention

EDC Early Detection of Cancer

IP Injury Prevention Including Substance Abuse Prevention

MIS Management Information System

ML Ministry of Labour

MLEOA Municipal Law Enforcement Officers’ Association

MMAH Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing

MNR Ministry of Natural Resources

MOE Ministry of Environment

MOH Medical Officer of Health

MOHLTC Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care

CDPHPB Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion Branch

CIB Communications and Information Branch

PHD Public Health Division

MOU Memorandum of Understanding

MPA Master of Public Administration

MPH Master of Public Health

MPIR Ministry of Public Infrastructure Renewal

MPP Member of Provincial Parliament

MSc Master of Science

MTCU Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities

MTO Ministry of Transportation

MTR Ministry of Tourism & Recreation

NAQLC North America Quit Line Consortium

NCD Non-Communicable Diseases

NCD INFOBASE Non-Communicable Diseases Surveillance INFOBASE (Public Health Agency of Canada)

NCIC National Cancer Institute of Canada

NCTH National Clearinghouse on Tobacco and Health

NGO Non-governmental organization

NHDN Northern Health Diabetes Network

NPAO Nurse Practitioners’ Association of Ontario

NPHS National Population Health Survey

NRC Nutrition Resource Centre

NRG Nutrition Resource Group

NSAID Day National Students Against Impaired Driving Day

NSRA Non-Smokers’ Rights Association

NSSC National Sun Safety Committee

OA Occupational Asthma

OAMRT Ontario Association of Medical Radiation Technologists

OAP Osteoporosis Action Plan

OASW Ontario Association of Social Workers

OBSP Ontario Breast Screening Program

OC Osteoporosis Canada (as of June 2005; formerly Osteoporosis Society of Canada)

OCA Ontario Coaching Association

OCAP Ownership, Control, Access, Possession

OCAT Ontario Campaign for Action on Tobacco

OCCID Ontario Community Council on Impaired Driving

OCCPHC Ontario Centre for Collaborative Primary Health Care

OCDPA Ontario Chronic Disease Prevention Alliance

OCFP Ontario College of Family Physicians

OCGHE Ontario Collaborative Group on Healthy Eating

OCGN Ontario Cancer Genetics Network

OCOG Ontario Clinical Oncology Group

OCR Ontario Cancer Registry

OCRN Ontario Cancer Research Network

OCSCG Ontario Cervical Screening Collaborative Group

OCSP Ontario Cervical Screening Program

OCWA Ontario Clean Water Agency

ODAP Ontario Drug Awareness Partnership

OEN Ontario Environment Network

OFCMHAP Ontario Federation of Community Mental Health and Addictions Programs

OHA Ontario Hospital Association

OHCC Ontario Healthy Communities Coalition

OHCOW Occupational Health Clinics for Ontario Workers

OHHN Ontario Heart Health Network

OHHP Ontario Heart Health Program

OHPE-mail Bulletin Ontario Health Promotion E-mail Bulletin

OHPRS Ontario Health Promotion Resource System

OHSPR Ontario’s Health System Performance Report (2002)

OILN Ontario Inclusion Learning Network

OLA Ontario Lung Association

OMA Ontario Medical Association

PCN Primary care networks

ONCP Ontario Nutrition and Cancer Prevention (Survey)

ONMEID Ontario Network for Nutrition Monitoring, Evaluation and Intervention Development

OPA Ontario Physiotherapy Association

OPC Ontario Prevention Clearinghouse

OPHA Ontario Public Health Association

EHWG Environmental Health Working Group

Ophea Ontario Physical Health Education Association

OPIS/CPOE Computerized Physician Order Entry (For Drugs)

ORCS Ontario Respiratory Care Service

OSC Osteoporosis Canada (formerly Osteoporosis Society of Canada)

OSDUS Ontario Student Drug Use Survey

OSGN Ontario Smart Growth Network

OSNPPH Ontario Society of Nutrition Professionals in Public Health

OSS Ontario Stroke Strategy

OSSN Ontario Sun Safety Network

OSSWG Ontario Sun Safety Working Group

OTN Ontario Tobacco-Free Network

OTRU Ontario Tobacco Research Unit

OTS Ontario Tobacco Strategy

OTSMN Ontario Tobacco Strategy Media Network

OWH Ontario Women’s Health

OWHC Ontario Women’s Health Council

OWHN Ontario Women’s Health Network

PAD Parent Action on Drugs

PAHO Pan American Health Organization

PARC Physical Activity Resource Centre

PCPSC Provincial Cancer Prevention and Screening Council

PDF Portable Document Format

PEBC Program in Evidence-Based Care

Pfizer Pfizer Canada Inc.

PHAC Public Health Agency of Canada

PhD Doctor of Philosophy

PHRED Public Health Research, Evaluation and Development Program

PHU Public Health Unit

PIMS Pathology Information Management System

PM2.5 Particulate matter no greater than 2.5 micrometers in diameter

PMH Princess Margaret Hospital

PMO Project Management Office

PRO Parks & Recreation Ontario

PSA Public service announcement

PSOC Provincial Sport Organization Council

PTCC Program Training and Consultation Centre

QRL Quit4Life

RC Resource centre

RCC Regional Cancer Centres

RCPSC The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada

RCPSN Regional cancer prevention and screening network

RD Registered Dietitian

REPS Rehabilitation Education Program for Stroke

RNAO Registered Nurses Association of Ontario

RRFSS Rapid Risk Factor Surveillance System

SADD Students Against Drunk Driving

SAO Sport Alliance of Ontario

SEII Social and Economic Inclusion Initiative

SFOS Smoke-free Ontario Strategy

SHAF Smoking and Health Action Foundation

SHAPES School Health, Action, Planning & Evaluation System (Ontario)

SHL Smoker’s Helpline

SHRC Self Help Resource Centre

SNO Stewardship Network of Ontario

SOADI Southern Ontario Aboriginal Diabetes Initiative

SPI Stroke Prevention Initiative

SPNO Social Planning Network of Ontario

TAFHL Take Action for Healthy Living

TC Tobacco control

TCANS Tobacco Control Area Network

TCPC Toronto Cancer Prevention Coalition

EOCWG Environmental and Occupational Carcinogens Working Group

UVRWG UVR Working Group

TF Trillium Foundation

THCU The Health Communication Unit (at the Centre for Health Promotion, University of Toronto)

THM Trihalomethanes

TPA (Community-based) Transfer payment agencies

TPH Toronto Public Health

EPO Environmental Protection Office

UV or UVR Ultraviolet radiation

WHCO Women’s Health Council of Ontario

WHO World Health Organization

WSIB Workplace Safety and Insurance Board

WTO World Trade Organization

YATI Youth Action Training Initiative

YTV Youth Television

Extracted from the Appendices of Informing Directions for CDP and Management in Ontario: Summary of Potential Application to the Forthcoming OCDP and Management Framework. Final Report – Revised Sept. 16, 2005

Glossary

Affiliate member/partner (of Ontario Chronic Disease Prevention Alliance)

Individuals, organizations and government who are interested in the ongoing work of the Ontario Chronic Disease Prevention Alliance.

Chronic disease prevention

Action or measures not only to prevent the occurrence of disease, such as risk factor reduction, but also to arrest its progress and reduce its consequences once established. Primary prevention is directed towards preventing the initial occurrence of a disorder. Secondary and tertiary prevention seek to arrest or retard existing disease and its effects through early detection and appropriate treatment; or to reduce the occurrence of relapses and the establishment of chronic conditions through, for example, effective rehabilitation. Disease prevention is considered to be action, which usually emanates from the health sector, dealing with individuals and populations identified as exhibiting identifiable risk factors, often associated with different risk behaviours. From: OCDPA (2003), adapted from World Health Organization (1998).

Collaborative action and leadership

A process of building substantive agreement, through which parties who see different aspects of a problem can constructively explore their differences and search for solutions that go beyond their own visions of what is possible. Collaboration involves joint problem solving and consensus decision making, inventing mutually agreeable solutions, and developing collective actions for implementation:

  • Stakeholders are interdependent
  • Solutions “emerge” by dealing constructively with differences
  • Decisions are jointly owned
  • Stakeholders assume collective responsibility for the future direction of the domain

From: OCDPA (2003), adapted from Gray, as cited by Chronic Disease Prevention Alliance of Canada (2003).

Core member/partner (of Ontario Chronic Disease Prevention Alliance)

Provincial organizations who have signed a Memorandum of Understanding in support of the Ontario Chronic Disease Prevention Alliance.

Abbreviations

alPHa Association of Local Public Health Agencies

AS Asthma Society

ASMP Arthritis Self-Management Plan

CAMH Centre for Addiction and Mental Health

CBRPE Centre for Behavioural Research and Program Evaluation

CCAC Community Care Access Centre

CCO Cancer Care Ontario

CCS Canadian Cancer Society, Ontario Division

CDA Canadian Diabetes Association

CDP Chronic Disease Prevention

CDPM Chronic Disease Prevention and Management

CHAP Community Health Awareness Program

COPD Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

HHC Heart Health Coalition

HHRC Heart Health Resource Centre

HSFO Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario

KF Kidney Foundation

MOHLTC Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care

MPA Master of Public Administration

MPH Master of Public Health

MSc Master of Science

NGO Non-governmental organization

NRC Nutrition Resource Centre

OC Osteoporosis Canada (as of June 2005; formerly Osteoporosis Society of Canada)

OCAT Ontario Campaign for Action on Tobacco

OCDPA Ontario Chronic Disease Prevention Alliance

OCGHE Ontario Collaborative Group on Healthy Eating

OLA Ontario Lung Association

OPC Ontario Prevention Clearinghouse

OPHA Ontario Public Health Association

OSS Ontario Stroke Strategy

PCPSC Provincial Cancer Prevention and Screening Council

PhD Doctor of Philosophy

RAI Resident Assessment Instrument

SHAPES School Health, Action, Planning & Evaluation System (Ontario)