III. Government and Agency Publications

This section of the bibliography includes documents produced by governments, NGOs and/or private agencies -- excluding WHO publications. WHO publications can be found in Section II of this bibliography.

Action statement for health promotion in Canada. - Ottawa: Canadian Public Health Association, 1996. - 9p. (Also available in French)

The Action Statement sets out how health promotion can be accomplished by: affirming and sharing visions and values of health promotion; emphasizing the creation of alliances across and between all sectors in society; honing knowledge, skills and capacity to improve health; emphasizing political commitment and the development of healthy public policies; strengthening communities; and ensuring that health system reform promotes health both inside and outside the health system.

Advancing the dialogue on health and health care: a consultation document / National Forum on Health. - Ottawa: Health Canada, 1996.
This document presents the National Forum on Health's proposed key strategic directions in areas such as primary care, health care financial, children's health, community action, etc. Copies are available on the National Forum on HealthWeb site

Assuring quality in health promotion: how to develop standards of good practice / David Evans, Michael Head and Viv Speller. ­ London: Health Education Authority, 1994. - 106p
Aimed at health promotion professionals within the NHS, this book is designed to assist in the development and implementation of quality assurance programmes.

Baltic summer schools on supportive environments for health, an evaluation / K. Nyman, E. Sohlberg and U. Norén. - Härnösand: Västernorrland County Council, 1995. (Also available in Swedish)
After the 3rd International Conference on Supportive Environments for Health in Sundsvall, Sweden, Västernorrland County Council and Mid Sweden University ran two-week courses for teachers, nurses and physicians related to schools in Latvia, Estonia and Lithuania over a three-year period. This report contains curriculum methods and participants' feedback.

Canada's health promotion survey 1990: technical report / Health and Welfare Canada. - Ottawa: Minister of Supply and Services, 1993. - 334p.
This report provides national and provincial results of the 1990 Health Promotion Survey, describing the health status, practices, beliefs, and attitudes of Canadians.

Children for health / edited by Hugh Hawes and Christine Scotchmer, with the collaboration of Audrey Aarons, David Morley and Ella Young. ­ London: Child-to-Child Trust, 1993. ­ 183p. (Also available in French)
WHO, UNESCO, UNICEF publication. A very successful guide to the interactive approach to learning and teaching health through the Child-to-Child initiative. The first section proposes ways to get children involved in the communication of messages, and the second part provides 12 essential health messages. A publication with a great deal of useful content for School Health.

Communicating for health : agent for change. ­ New York: UNICEF, 1991. ­ 16p.
This WHO/UNICEF publication provides a brief overview of Information Education and Communication (IEC), and the challenges facing health educators and communicators in the struggle to meet the goals of Health for All by the Year 2000.

Does it work?: perspectives on the evaluation of HIV/ AIDS health promotion. - London: Health Education Authority, 1992.
This publication contains nine contributions from a consultation on evaluating HIV/AIDS health promotion attended by evaluators and HIV/AIDS workers from health authorities, local authorities and volunteer agencies. The contributions highlight techniques that can be used to assess the progress and effectiveness of different health promotion activities.

Ecologically sustainable development: the Australian experience: integrating economic, social and environmental goals. Available from the Ontario Healthy Communities Coalition, Toronto, Canada.
This report examines a national framework that has been developed in Australia to implement Agenda 21, the major policy document of the 1992 Earth Summit. The framework allows local communities to promote the integration of economic, environmental and social goals at the regional and municipal level.

Enough to make you sick : how income and environment affect health / prepared by Alison McClelland, Jane Pirkis and Sharon Willcox. ­ Melbourne: National Health Strategy, 1992. ­ 144p. ­ (Research paper / National Health Strategy (Australia) : no. 1)
This paper is a major study of the differences in health status between different groups in Australia and provides a valuable resource to those planning and providing health service. It is concerned with action that is needed and that will be effective in reducing inequalities in health amongst Australians.

Facts for life: a communication challenge. Revised edition / Peter Adamson. - Benson, Oxfordshire, U.K: P and LA, 1993. - 102p. (176 languages)
This book was co-produced by UNICEF, WHO, UNESCO, UNFPA, and international children's agencies. It outlines 10 action plans to promote children's health by providing prime messages and supporting information, particularly relevant to developing countries. It is available in 176 languages.

From Sundsvall to Nairobi to Bangkok to Bahrain: WHO/UNEP intercountry meeting on supportive environments and healthy cities / R. Andersson. - Härnösand: Västernorrland County Council, 1995.
This report was based on documentation from the Sundsvall Conference 1991, the Nairobi Meeting 1993 and Bangkok Meeting 1993. Supportive environments for health is an umbrella term for activities developing the existing infrastructure in order to meet peoples needs for health and survival, making healthier choices easier and improving the social climate for health.

The future of health promotion: proceedings of the launch conference of the centre for health promotion studies, the Cairnes Theatre, Colaista Na HOllscoile Gaillimh, University College Galway, Friday July 12, 1991 / edited by Cecil Kelleher. - Galway, Ireland: Centre for Health Promotion Studies, University of Galway, 1992. - 147p.
The aim of this launch conference was to create awareness of the scope for health promotion in Ireland and to discuss future directions. The conference proceedings contain thirteen contributions.

The health education authority complete catalogue spring/summer 1997. - London: Health Education Authority, 1997. - 50p
This publications catalogue lists all current HEA materials and gives details of how to order items. The publications are in 4 main topic areas: 1) Health topics 2) Resources for specific groups 3) Community health 4) general.

Health education media in India / A.B. Hiramani. ­ New Delhi: Directorate General of Health Services, 1991. ­ 112p.
This study focuses on health education material and its utilisation. It examines several important issues which have direct or indirect bearing on the service's role in production and distribution of health education material. It examines specifically the functions of the state health education bureau in relation to media activity as opposed to those of the district health education unit. This analysis is highly specific to the Indian scene.

Health impact assessment as a tool for population health promotion and public policy / C. James Frankish, et al. - Vancouver: Institute of Health Promotion Research, University of British Columbia, 1996.
Unavailable for annotation.

Health indicator workbook: a tool for healthy communities, 2nd edition / Shannon K. Turner and Sylvia Teuer Robinson. - British Columbia: Population Health Resource Branch, BC Ministry of Health and Ministry Responsible for Seniors, 1995.
This publication presents, in a functional framework, some key indicators for assessing the health of a community. For example, safety is a support function in a community. Indicators under this function are: existence of a block parent program, or number of streets with "street tension." Communities are encouraged to develop their own indicators based on their vision of a healthy community. Working with data and suggestions for sharing results are also included in this resource.

Health promotion: an anthology; scientific publication 557 / Pan American Health Organisation. - Washington: PAHO, 1996. - 359p. (Also available in Spanish)
This anthology is a collection of studies chosen to meet two objectives: to disseminate a wide range of information and to illustrate the growth and development of health promotion as a world-wide strategy. More than 50 public health experts from four continents contributed to the anthology. The anthology is divided into five parts (Developing a Framework, Building Healthy Public Policy, Strengthening Community Action, Developing Personal Health Skills and Health Promotion for Specific Groups) and includes a glossary of health promotion terms and concepts.

Health promotion and new information technologies. - Ottawa: Health Promotion Development Division, Research and Program Policy Directorate, Health Promotion and Programs Branch, Health Canada, 1996.
This document was written to provide advice to Health Canada and other participants in the field of health promotion on how to maximize the use of new technologies such as the Internet. Two appendices were developed in conjunction with this report: Health Promotion on the Internet: Surfing and Searching for the Potential of the World Wide Web and Health Promotion and New Information Technologies: Internet Tools for On-Line Health Promoters (both of which are cited in this bibliography).

Health promotion and new information technologies: internet tools for on-line health promoters. - Ottawa: Health Promotion Development Division, Research and Program Policy Directorate, Health Promotion and Programs Branch, Health Canada, 1996
This document is an appendix to the report "Health Promotion and New Information Technologies" (cited above), and provides examples of health related Listservs, Newsgroups, Web sites, search engines and online chat groups.

Health promotion and organizational development : developing settings for health / Ralph Grossman and Klaus Scala. ­ Vienna: IFF/ Health and Organizational Development, 1993. ­ 88p. (European health promotion series: No. 2).
This regional publication (EURO) considers the dimension of organizational development and its links with health promotion. It combines understanding of organizational theory and consultancy with experience in health promotion training. It describes how organizations change and how social systems can be developed towards health promotion. This document focuses on dimensions of organizations that are essential for implementing strategies of health promotion.

Health promotion for older Canadians: knowledge gaps and research needs / edited by Gloria M. Gutman and Andrew V. Wister - Vancouver: Gerontology Research Centre, 1994. - 178 p. (English with French abstracts).
This book contains eight chapters that address various aspects of health promotion for older adults. Several chapters deal with outcome and process evaluation of self-care and health promotion programs, including nutrition, exercise for osteoporotic women, a wellness program, consumers of the mental health system, and self-help groups. Other chapters present participatory research involving older adults, the use of large data sets to examine health promotion behaviour, and a set of recommendations for future research.

Health promotion on the internet: surfing and searching for the potential of the world wide web. - Ottawa: Health Promotion Development Division, Research and Program Policy Directorate, Health Promotion and Programs Branch, Health Canada.
This document is an appendix to the report "Health Promotion and New Information Technologies" (also cited in this bibliography), and identifies, categorizes and analyses forty-two Canadian Web sites. This analysis illustrates the use of the Internet for health promotion, and is particularly useful to those health practitioners new to the technology of the Web.

The health promotion programme of the government of Denmark / Copenhagen: Ministry of Health, Denmark, 1992. - 112p.
This is the English version of the 1989 Health Promotion Programme of the Government of Denmark - an example of intersectoral co-operation at the government level. This publication includes the Minister of Health's 1991 Report to the folketing (parliament) on the two year follow-up to the programme.

Health promotion with young people for the prevention of alcohol misuse / London: Health Education Authority, 1997.
This review, the fifth in a series of effective reviews, looks at the evaluations of alcohol health education programmes that have been carried out mainly in the USA, the UK, Canada and Scandinavia. This is a comprehensive resource and provides recommendations for future action and research.

Health promotion with young people for the prevention of substance misuse / London: Health Education Authority, 1997.
This is the fourth title in the health promotion effectiveness reviews series published by the Health Education Authority. The authors lay down pointers for future work with recommendations on how this might best be carried out.

Health protection and health promotion in small-scale enterprises: proceedings of the joint WHO/ILO task group, 1-3 November 1993 / edited by Jorma Rantanen, Suvi Lehtinen and Mikhail Mikheev. - Helsinki: Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, 1994. - 178p.
Small-scale enterprises employ large numbers of workers yet expose these workers to health and safety risks many of which have been addressed and minimized in large organizations. The proceedings of the joint WHO/ILO task group includes eleven reports that provide information on occupational health and safety issues for workers in small-scale enterprises around the world.

Health-related resources for older people. - London: Health Education Authority, 1997.
A new directory based on a resource database from the Health Promotion Information Service of the Health Education Authority, this book contains around 200 reviews of material specifically for older people. It provides valuable information for any health or social care worker, statutory or voluntary agency concerned with promoting the health of older people.

Healthy children 2000: national health promotion and disease prevention objectives related to mothers, infants, children, adolescents, and youth / Boston: Jones and Bartlett, 1992. ­ 244p.
A special compendium to Healthy People 2000: National Promotion and Disease Prevention Objectives. Healthy Children further elaborates on the approximately 170 national health promotion and disease prevention objectives which were identified as pivotal to mothers, infants, children, adolescents and youth.

Healthy cities / healthy communities: a catalogue of healthy cities/ communities initiatives from around the world. - Available from the Ontario Healthy Communities Coalition, Toronto, Canada.
This publication highlights projects presented at the International Healthy Cities Conference in San Francisco, December, 1993.

Healthy people 2000: citizens chart the course / edited by Michael A. Stoto, Ruth Behrens and Connie Rosemont. - Washington, DC: National Academy Press, 1990. ­ 228p.
This document provides a record of the public hearings and other activities designed to gather and organize information to assist the United States Public Health Service in formulating national health objectives for the year 2000.

Healthy people 2000: national health promotion and disease prevention objectives: summary report / US Department of Health and Human Services. - Boston: Jones and Bartlett Publishers, 1992. - 153p.
This publication outlines a national strategy for improving the health of US citizens by the year 2000, and is the product of 22 expert working groups, a consortium of almost 300 national organizations and all the State health departments, and the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences.

Improvement of the effectiveness of health education and health promotion (a series of publications and a database) / International Union for Health Promotion and Education Regional Office for Europe, 1994 (available from the Dutch Centre for Health Promotion and Health Education, P.O. Box 5104, 3520 JC Utrecht, Netherlands).
This is the outcome of a European project grouping a series of 16 reviews on the effectiveness of health education and health promotion in addressing different problems (e.g. nutrition, health of the elderly, drug abuse, sexual behaviour, patient education, school health, health in the workplace). Although an important political issue, serious evaluation of health promotion and health education interventions in the short- and long-term is not easy to access. Individual products can be ordered separately, or the complete series can be ordered together with an instrument for analysing effectiveness studies and the database on diskette. This series provides a useful tool for policy makers and research workers.

Improving Australia's health: the role of primary care: final report of the review of the role of primary health care in health promotion in Australia / National Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health. - Canberra: National Better Health Program, 1992.
This review examined the role of primary health care in health promotion, and in particular looked at whether implementing primary health care policies in Australia would enhance efforts to improve the health of Australians

Making health communication programmes work in Latin America and the Caribbean: a manual for action. ­ Washington, DC: Pan American Health Organization, 1991. ­ 126p.
This book discusses some key principles relative to specific steps in health communication programme development and includes examples of their use. It provides guidance to professionals in health and health-related agencies for planning a health communication programme based on principles such as social marketing, and the experience of National Cancer Institute staff and other practitioners.

The Montreal Declaration: a proposal for research on the complementary dimensions of health promotion and population health. - Montreal: Health Promotion Research Centre of Montreal, 1996. - 3p.
The Montreal Declaration came out of the 4th Canadian Conference on Health Promotion hosted by the Health Promotion Research Centre in 1996. This declaration adds to other efforts being made across Canada to develop an integrated framework for approaching research in health promotion and population health. The declaration calls for action on a shared research agenda which can be summarized under four headings: act on conceptual and methodological issues; study the effectiveness of health promotion and population health strategies; increase understanding about the role of community; and learn more about intersectoral action. In addition to the declaration, a 25 page background paper is also available.

New trends in patient education: a transcultural and inter disease approach: proceedings of the Patient Education 2000 Congress held in Geneva, 1-4 June 1994. International congress series no. 1076 / New York: Elsevier, 1995. - 382p.
The papers in this book were originally published in Patient Education and Counseling (volume 26, 1995) and review health education issues in chronic illness or health situations, specifically asthma, colostomy, diabetes mellitus, epilepsy, home dialysis, hypertension, laryngectomy, low back pain and Parkinson's disease. This book has ten parts that review such things as current methods, reflections on cost-benefit, coping, compliance, cultural factors and beliefs, management of chronic disease, role of provider, laymen and organizations, patients' views and quality of life.

Nurturing health: a framework on the determinants of health / Ontario Healthy Public Policy Committee. ­ Toronto: Premier's Council on Health Strategy, 1991. - 32p. (Also available in French)
This report summarizes research on the determinants of health and considers three priority policy areas: healthy child development policy, adult and labour market adjustment policy and environmental policy. It intends to stimulate discussion of public policy initiatives and to generate action in the priority areas to improve the health of Ontario citizens.

Ottawa Charter for Health Promotion: First International Conference on Health Promotion, Ottawa, Canada, 17-21 November 1986 / Ottawa: Health and Welfare Canada, 1986. ­ 4p. (Also available in French and Japanese).
The outcome of the First International Conference on Health Promotion, held in Ottawa, Canada in 1986, the Ottawa Charter on Health Promotion provides a clear definition of health promotion and its role in public health activities. It calls for increased international action by WHO and other agencies in advocating the promotion of health, and stresses the need for coordinated action as health is not the concern of the health sector alone. The Charter ends with a commitment by participants to a strong public health alliance, with a series of targets for health promotion.

Planned approach to community health: guide for the local coordinator / Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). - Atlanta, GA: US Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, 1995.
PATCH (revised in 1995) is designed to assist anyone who is managing a community health promotion process. PATCH was developed in the mid-1980s by the CDC in partnership with public health departments and community groups. It is a community health promotion program planning methodology that increases the capacity of communities to mobilize, collect and use local area data, set priorities, design and implement effective interventions, and perform process and impact evaluations. The materials include a concept guide, meeting guide, and master copies of tools, overheads, and handouts.

Proceedings of a symposium on the effectiveness of health promotion: Canadian and international perspectives June 17-19, 1996 / edited by Bernice Dookhan-Khan. - Centre for Health Promotion, WHO Collaborating Centre in Health Promotion, University of Toronto, 1996. - 77p.
The purpose of the Symposium was to synthesize and communicate evidence regarding the effectiveness of health promotion to practitioners, policy-makers and researchers in health and other health-determining sectors. The proceedings include abstracts/summaries of the papers presented at the Symposium, the complete presentations of which can be obtained from the Centre for Health Promotion. A copy of the proceedings of the Symposium is available on the Centre for Health Promotion's Web site .

Series in health promotion. - Available from the Centre for Health Promotion or ParticipACTION, Toronto, Canada.
The Centre for Health Promotion in conjunction with ParticpACTION has produced four collections of educational monographs in health promotion:
I. Issues in Health Promotion:

Labour law is a hazard to your health: implications for reform / Martin Shain.
Promoting better health in Canada and the USA / Roy Cunningham.
Health promotion & empowerment: practice frameworks / Ron Labonte.
The use of social science theory to develop health promotion programs / Centre for Health Promotion.
Born up north: the evolution of birthing practices in native communities / Michel O'Neill and Francine Saillant.
Self-esteem and health: should it be a focus? / Dennis Raphael.
A theoretical framework for the study of visuals in health promotion / Luba Magdenko.
Quality of life theory and assessment: what are the implications for health promotion? / Dennis Raphael, Ivan Brown, Rebecca Renwick and Irv Rootman.
Seeing green: lessons in environmental health information, education, and policy participation / Ron Labonte.

II. Lectures in Health Promotion

Building healthy communities / Diana Baxter.
A holosphere of healthy & sustainable communities / Ron Labonte
Health promotion: past, present and future / Irv Rootman.
Conflict in teams: problem or opportunity? / Marilyn Laiken.

III. Research in Health Promotion

Effects of plain cigarette packaging among youth / Josie D'Avernas and Mary Foster.
Equity in action: supporting the public in public policy / Ron Labonte and Rick Edwards.

IV. Evaluation in Health Promotion

Building healthy public policy / Rick Edwards. - published with
Effectiveness of healthy public policy / Margaret Whitehead.
Creating healthy environments / Bo J. A. Haglund - published with
Creating supportive environments / Bruce M. Small.
The effectiveness of community action in health promotion: a research perspective / Marie Boutilier. - published with
How effective is strengthening community action as a strategy for health promotion? An empowerment/community development perspective / John Raeburn.
Communities and the development of personal health skills among youth: synthesis of Minnesota experiences in preventing alcohol use and heart disease / John R. Finnegan Jr. and Cheryl L. Perry. - published with
Person-centered health promotion / Harvey A. Skinner and Kim L. Bercovitz.
Reorienting health services: from rhetoric to reality / Joy Johnson. - published with
Health care reforms: reorientating or disorientated? / Richard Parish.
A story/dialogue method for health promotion knowledge development and evaluation / Ronald Labonte and Joan Feather.
Does self-help help? A review of the literature on the effectiveness of self-help programs / Brian Hyndman.

Signs of progress, signs of caution. - Available from the Ontario Healthy Communities Coalition, Toronto, Canada. (Also available in French).
This manual details the process of how to prepare a healthy, sustainable community progress report card.

Social marketing in health promotion: a communications guide / Ontario Ministry of Health. ­ Toronto: Queen's Printer for Ontario, 1992. - 107p
This publication is designed to assist individuals and organizations in using various communication tools to support their community health promotion projects.

Strategies for population health: investing in the health of Canadians: discussion paper / Ottawa: Minister of Supply and Services, 1994. - 46p. (Also available in French)
This paper outlines the broad determinants of health and presents a framework to guide promoting strategies and collaboration by the Canadian federal, provincial and territorial governments. These proposals were adopted by the Federal, Provincial and Territorial Ministers of Health in 1994.

Study of participatory research in health promotion: review and recommendations for the development of participatory research in health promotion in Canada / Royal Society of Canada and the Institute of Health Promotion Research, University of British Columbia. - Vancouver, BC: Royal Society of Canada, 1995. - 155p. (English and French in one volume)
This study commissioned by the Royal Society of Canada presents the historical roots of participatory research and its status in theory and practice in Canada. It includes guidelines to develop participatory research projects in health promotion and is a possible tool for research funding agencies to assess grant applications. Recommendations for further psychometric evaluation and participatory research are made.

Supportive environments for health in progress / R Andersson. - Härnösand: Västernorrland County Council, 1996.
This report follows the dissemination of the Supportive Environments for Health Concept 1991­1995, as it was launched at the third World Conference on Health Promotion in Sundsvall, Sweden, 1991. At the national and local levels, 55 Countries in four WHO regions have participated in three follow-up meetings. This Report follows 33 countries from the meetings in Nairobi and Bangkok 1993.

The sustainable communities resource package. Available from the Ontario Healthy Communities Coalition, Toronto, Canada (Also available in French).
This package provides an introduction to the concept of community sustainability and covers aspects of community organization.

Towards a strategic framework for optimizing health / Ontario Premier's Council on Health Strategy. ­ Toronto: Premier's Council on Health Strategy, 1991. - 46p. (English and French in one volume)
This document reviews the accomplishments of the Ontario Premier's Council on Health Strategy since its formation in 1987. The five subcommittees of the council present reviews of health goals, the health care system, healthy public policy, integration and coordination, and the health innovation fund.

Towards healthy wilayats / M. Jamil Khan. ­ Sultanate of Oman, Ministry of Health, jointly with WHO, 1992. - 184p.
This book describes the strategies developed by the Sultanate to achieve health for all through primary health care, and especially the organization of the Wilayat district health system. It considers ways of meeting local community needs within the scope of national priorities, and helps to clarify and standardize the procedures and activities of primary health care institutions. Valuable information for managers dealing with health services administration.

What determines health? - Ottawa: National Forum on Health, 1996. (Also available in French)
This report contains summaries of 30 papers by top specialists on issues that have been identified as critical for vulnerable groups in key settings.

What we heard: a national consultation on primary health care. / Advisory Committee on Health Services, Communications Directorate, Health Canada - Ottawa, September 1996.
This document should soon be available through the Health Canada Website.

Working together: intersectoral action for health / E. Harris et al. - Canberra: Australian Government Publishing Service, 1995.
This report, commissioned by the Australian Federal Department of Health, examines intersectoral action from the perspective of both the health sector, and potential partners outside of the health sector. It draws upon an extensive literature review, widespread consultations and a series of Australian case studies to examine how intersectoral action can succeed and fail. Several key conclusions are reached on the basis of this analysis, and these provide useful guidance for practitioners who recognise the need to work effectively with other sectors to promote health.

Young people and health: the health behaviour of school-aged children - London: Health Education Authority, 1997.
This report provides information on the development and direction of health promotion activity for young people. The report contains 250 tables of statistical questionnaire results providing information in a clear, accessible way.