News releases from Office of Health Promotion (to May 10, 2005) (Page 2)

Premier Applauds Healthy Kids

Office of Health Promotion (to May 10, 2005)

Children at 12 schools in the Annapolis Valley are on a healthy track for life thanks to a comprehensive healthy living program funded by the Office of Health Promotion.

Take The Roof Off Winter and Get Active

Office of Health Promotion (to May 10, 2005)

There are lots of ways to be active this winter and the Nova Scotia Office of Health Promotion is showcasing a few.

Speakers' Booth to Raise Tobacco Awareness

Office of Health Promotion (to May 10, 2005)

University and college students will have a chance to raise awareness of the dangers of smoking as they share their own "great reasons to smoke." The Office of Health Promotion's speakers' booth will tour eight schools across the province, beginning at Mount Saint Vincent University today, Feb. 10.

Tobacco Media Literacy Resource for Schools

Office of Health Promotion (to May 10, 2005)

Nova Scotia's high school students will be better armed against tobacco advertising thanks to You Choose -- a tobacco education resource for teachers and students. The resource was launched today, Feb. 8, by the Office of Health Promotion. You Choose encourages high school students to think critically about tobacco industry advertising.

New Glasgow Enters the Ice Age

Office of Health Promotion (to May 10, 2005)

The people of New Glasgow's west side have home ice advantage this weekend, Feb. 4-6, when the community's outdoor rink is showcased to the public.

Wellness Fund Provides Boost to South West Nova Projects

Office of Health Promotion (to May 10, 2005)

HEALTH PROMOTION--Wellness Fund Provides Boost to South West Nova Projects

Minister Appoints New Chair to Nova Scotia Gaming Foundation

Office of Health Promotion (to May 10, 2005)

HEALTH PROMOTION--Minister Appoints New Chair to Nova Scotia Gaming Foundation

Tobacco Control Strategy Progress Report

Office of Health Promotion (to May 10, 2005)

Fewer Nova Scotians are smoking thanks to the province's tobacco control strategy.

Gaming Foundation Surplus to Benefit Community Efforts

Office of Health Promotion (to May 10, 2005)

HEALTH PROMOTION--Gaming Foundation Surplus to Benefit Community Efforts

Investments for Better Health

Health (To Jan. 11) / Office of Health Promotion (to May 10, 2005)

Nova Scotians will continue to see shorter wait times, more health professionals and better support for healthy choices as a result of $62 million in federal funding commitments announced today, Dec. 15, by Health Minister Angus MacIsaac and Health Promotion Minister Rodney MacDonald.

Marketer that Matters

Office of Health Promotion (to May 10, 2005)

Its work in helping Nova Scotians butt out is earning the Office of Health Promotion national marketing recognition. The Office of Health Promotion is featured in the latest issue of Marketing Magazine, a national weekly publication dedicated to marketing, advertising and media.

Support for Community Health Promotion

Office of Health Promotion (to May 10, 2005)

Community projects in Pictou County are getting a healthy shot in the arm thanks to more than $18,000 from the Office of Health Promotion. The money, announced today, Dec. 10, by Health Promotion Minister Rodney MacDonald, will help non-profit groups develop health promotion programs.

Funding Provided For Helmet Program

Office of Health Promotion (to May 10, 2005)

Nova Scotia's children will be playing safer, thanks to new funding for a program that provides helmets to families in need.

Communities Are Key To Improving Health

Office of Health Promotion (to May 10, 2005)

Each community must play a part in improving the health of Nova Scotians, and must be given the support to do so. This is what concerned individuals and groups told the Minister of Health Promotion, Rodney MacDonald, at the first meeting of the health promotion advisory committee held Tuesday, Nov. 30.

Physical Activity Grants Approved

Office of Health Promotion (to May 10, 2005)

More Nova Scotians are getting active with the help of programs supported by physical activity grants. The Office of Health Promotion has provided grants worth about $133,000 to 18 groups across the province to help get Nova Scotians swimming, walking, taking martial arts classes or doing other physical activities.

Alcohol and Drug Use Survey Data Released

Office of Health Promotion (to May 10, 2005)

Nova Scotia has about the same rate of most high-risk drinking and cannabis use as other provinces. However, the rate of heavy, infrequent drinkers in Nova Scotia was significantly higher than national rates -- 9.2 per cent compared to 5.6 per cent over the past year, says research conducted for the Canadian Addiction Survey, released today, Nov. 24.

Support For Healthy Schools

Office of Health Promotion (to May 10, 2005)

Twelve schools in the Annapolis Valley are making healthy choices the easy choices. Health Promotion Minister Rodney MacDonald presented the Annapolis Valley Health Promoting Schools Project with $100,000 today, Nov. 18, as he joined students for lunch at Somerset and District Elementary School in Berwick, Kings Co.

Support for Community Health Promotion

Office of Health Promotion (to May 10, 2005)

Community health promotion projects in the Colchester and East Hants area are getting a financial boost of $92,000 this year -- $42,000 from the Office of Health Promotion and $50,000 from the Colchester East Hants Health Authority. Funds will be awarded to successful applicants through the area's five Community Health Boards (CHBs).

Support for Community Health Promotion

Office of Health Promotion (to May 10, 2005)

Community health promotion projects in the Capital District are getting a boost from the province's Office of Health Promotion. Capital Health has received almost $80,000 to distribute to its Community Health Boards.

Wellness Program for Government Employees Announced

Public Service Commission / Office of Health Promotion (to May 10, 2005)

PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION/HEALTH PROMOTION--Wellness Program for Government Employees Announced