Public Health Association of Nova Scotia

Reports/Publications - other sources

The reports and publications on this page are from various Canadian (not PHANS) sources regarding key public health interests.

Public Health, Population Health etc.

  • Tools and Approaches for Assessing and Supporting Public Health Action on the Social Determinants of Health and Health Equity 2012 (pdf)
  • Economic Evaluation Across the Four Faces of Prevention: A Canadian Perspective. 2004. (pdf)

  • Fact Sheets - What is Public Health? (pdf) Funding for Public  Health? (pdf) Role of Public Health in Chronic Disease Prevention? (pdf)

  •   The Future of The Public's Health in The 21 st Century. 2003. (pdf)
  •   Population Health in Action Workbook. 2001. (pdf)


Health Inequity

  • The Cost of Poverty in Nova Scotia, 2010. (pdf)
  • Taking Action on Poverty - a conference report. 2010. (pdf)
  • Nova Scotia's Poverty Reduction Strategy 2009. (pdf)
  • Nova Scotia Poverty Reduction Framework. 2007. (pdf)
  • Indicators of Health Inequalities. 2009 (pdf)


Early Childhood Development

  • The Path to School: infancy to five years. Key findings – a Northern Nova Scotia study. 2005. (pdf)

  • Eating, Physical Activity and Dental Care. Key findings - A Northern Nova Scotia Study . 2000 (pdf)

  • Perinatal Care and Caring in Northern Nova Scotia. Key findings. 1999 (pdf)


Public Health Workforce Capacity

  •  Core Competencies for Public Health in Canada: An assessment and comparison of determinants of health content 2012. (pdf)
  • Update on Public Health Renewal  pdf

  • Public Health Renewal: building a system to meet the needs of Nova Scotians 2007. (ppt)

  •   The Renewal of Public Health in Nova Scotia: Building a Public Health System to Meet the Needs of Nova Scotians 2006. (pdf)
  •   Building the Public Health Workforce for the 21st Century: A Pan-Canadian Framework for Public Health Human Resources Planning 2005. (pdf)


 Health Literacy

  • Health literacy in rural communities: Challenges and champions. 2012. (pdf) --  A one page summary of key points found in Chapter 14 of Health in Rural Canada. J.C. Kulig, & A. Williams (Eds.) (pdf)
  • An Intersectoral Approach for Improving Health Literacy for Canadians – A  Discussion Paper. 2012. (pdf)



  • The Winnable Battle - Ending Tobacco Use in Canada. 2011. (pdf)
  • Second Hand Smoke at Work in Northern Nova Scotia. Key Findings. 2000. (pdf)



  • Too High a Cost - a Public Health Approach to Alcohol Policy in Canada.2011. (pdf)


  • Obesity in Canada. 2011. (pdf)


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