Hear first hand from cancer and chronic disease prevention research, practice and policy specialists about the achievements, experiences and funding opportunities related to the Partnership’s Coalitions Linking Action and Science for Prevention (CLASP) initiative. This all-day event hosted by the Partnership will be held prior to the Chronic Disease Prevention Alliance of Canada’s fourth pan-Canadian conference, entitled Integrated Chronic Disease Prevention: It Works! The pre-conference workshop is open to researchers, practitioners and policy specialists working in cancer and chronic disease prevention in Canada. Attendance is free but does require pre-registration.
The Partnership’s CLASP initiative brings together more than 60 health organizations across all provinces and territories that are collaborating to improve the health of Canadians by preventing chronic diseases. Announced by the federal health minister in February 2010 and funded by the Partnership, the Public Health Agency of Canada and the Heart and Stroke Foundation, CLASP has funded seven distinct projects. These projects tackle different disease prevention priorities, including nutrition, physical activity, body weight, tobacco use and exposure to air pollution caused by vehicles. This co-ordinated approach accelerates action to reduce common risk factors by enabling the exchange of knowledge and best practices, while complementing federal, provincial and territorial healthy-living strategies.
The workshop is a unique opportunity to learn about coalition development and implementation processes that broaden the reach and deepen the impact of existing pan-Canadian cancer and chronic disease prevention efforts. Participants will also hear about the experiences of, and lessons learned from, currently funded CLASPs and will receive information on future funding opportunities for CLASP in 2013-16. The meeting will also serve as an opportunity to help the Partnership define the upcoming application process.
Where: Delta Ottawa City Centre, 101 Lyon Queen Street, Ottawa
When: Tuesday, February 7, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.,
The Chronic Disease Prevention Alliance of Canada (CDPAC) is a network of 10 national organizations that share a common vision for an integrated system of research, surveillance, policies and programs for maintaining health and preventing chronic disease in Canada. CDPAC’s 2012 conference will focus on advances in integrated action for chronic disease prevention in Canada and will include discussions on successes, challenges, gaps and opportunities.