News releases from Office of Health Promotion (to May 10, 2005) (Page 3)

Injury Prevention Training in Cape Breton

Office of Health Promotion (to May 10, 2005)

People in Cape Breton will be a step closer to being injury-free, thanks to the dedication of health and injury prevention professionals. Twenty-seven professionals are participating in the Canadian Injury Prevention and Control Curriculum beginning Wednesday, Sept. 29, in North Sydney.

Premier Advocates for Health Promotion

Office of Health Promotion (to May 10, 2005)

Nova Scotia's leading role in the promotion of healthy living was recognized today, Sept. 14, when Premier John Hamm was asked to speak on the subject at the First Ministers' Meeting in Ottawa.

Healthy Food Choices on the Way

Office of Health Promotion (to May 10, 2005)

Healthy, well-nourished children are better learners, so the province has started working with school boards to see that children are offered healthy food choices at school.

Healthy Sexuality Resource Available for Youth

Office of Health Promotion (to May 10, 2005)

Sex? -- A Healthy Sexuality Resource, is now available to help young Nova Scotians make informed decisions about relationships and sex. The 117-page book includes such topics as relationships, decision making, sexual assault, sexually transmitted infections and contraception.

New Gambling Prevalence Study Released

Office of Health Promotion (to May 10, 2005)

A study released today, Aug. 10, shows that Nova Scotia has the lowest rate of problem gambling in the country. Almost 90 per cent of Nova Scotians have engaged in some form of gambling in the past 12 months, with lottery draws, charity raffles and draws and instant win tickets being the most popular.

Nova Scotia Smoking Rate Declines

Office of Health Promotion (to May 10, 2005)

Fewer Nova Scotians are smoking, according to the Canadian Tobacco Use Monitoring Survey released by Health Canada today, Aug. 9. The percentage of smokers in Nova Scotia decreased to 22 per cent in 2003, down from 25 per cent in 2002.

Province Announces Physical Activity Grants

Office of Health Promotion (to May 10, 2005)

Nova Scotians will have more resources to increase physical activity levels in their communities, thanks to $500,000 in physical activity grants from the Office of Health Promotion.

Injury Prevention Training for Nova Scotians

Office of Health Promotion (to May 10, 2005)

Nova Scotia is taking another step in its efforts to prevent injury. Twenty-five injury prevention professionals are participating in the Canadian Injury Prevention and Control Curriculum beginning today, June 9 -- the same day the curriculum is being launched nationally.

Province Celebrates International Trails Day

Office of Health Promotion (to May 10, 2005)

International Trails Day gets off to a blazing start on Saturday, June 5. Health Promotion Minister Rodney MacDonald will officially proclaim International Trails Day in Mabou at the Trans Canada Trail Bike and Hike, one of 36 events provincewide. People of Mabou and surrounding areas will bike and hike together on 15 kilometres of abandoned rail line.

Port Hawkesbury Centre Receives Support

Office of Health Promotion (to May 10, 2005)

A $900,000 cheque from the Office of Health Promotion will bring the Port Hawkesbury Civic Centre one step closer to reality.

Celebrating Success With Tobacco Reduction

Office of Health Promotion (to May 10, 2005)

People working to reduce smoking in Nova Scotia used today, World No Tobacco Day, to announce that a provincial conference this week will celebrate the success of the province's tobacco strategy.

Nova Scotia Well Represented at Canadian Lifesaving Championships

Office of Health Promotion (to May 10, 2005)

HEALTH PROMOTION--Nova Scotia Well Represented at Canadian Lifesaving Championships

Premier Announces Sport Futures Leadership Funding

Office of Health Promotion (to May 10, 2005)

HEALTH PROMOTION--Premier Announces Sport Futures Leadership Funding

Province Gives $1.5 Million for New Arena

Office of Health Promotion (to May 10, 2005)

People will soon be enjoying a new arena at Saint Mary's University, thanks to funding from the Office of Health Promotion. Health Promotion Minister Rodney MacDonald visited the university today, May 20, and presented president Colin Dodds with a $1.5 million cheque for the new arena.

Communities Receive Grants for Facilities

Office of Health Promotion (to May 10, 2005)

Communities across Nova Scotia will receive grants to build, upgrade and repair sport and recreation facilities. Recreation Facility Development grants worth $2.1 million were announced today, May 20, by Health Promotion Minister Rodney MacDonald.

Investing in Fall Prevention for Seniors

Office of Health Promotion (to May 10, 2005)

The province is investing $300,000 over three years to prevent falls among seniors, Health Promotion Minister Rodney MacDonald announced today, May 18. Falls are the leading cause of injury among seniors.

Mission Staff Named for Team Nova Scotia 2005

Office of Health Promotion (to May 10, 2005)

Eighteen volunteers have come together to help Nova Scotia athletes give the performance of a lifetime at the 2005 Canada Summer Games in Regina, Sask.

Supporting Active Living in HRM

Office of Health Promotion (to May 10, 2005)

HEALTH PROMOTION -Supporting Active Living in HRM

More Help for Smokers to Quit

Office of Health Promotion (to May 10, 2005)

Nova Scotians who want to quit smoking have even more support. The Office of Health Promotion is investing $200,000 more this year, bringing funding to $1.1 million for nicotine treatment staff and quit-smoking aids.

New Chair for Canada Games Management Group

Office of Health Promotion (to May 10, 2005)

A university professor is volunteering to lead Nova Scotia's participation in the Canada Games.