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PHO Rounds: Policy Recommendations for Physical Activity Promotion, The Chronic Disease Prevention Blueprint Project
Tuesday, December 13, 2011 12:00 pm to 01:00 pm
Venue: 480 University Ave. Suite 300, Toronto, ON M5G 1V2 Boardroom 350 and Webinar



The Chronic Disease Prevention Blueprint is jointly sponsored by Cancer Care Ontario and Public Health Ontario.  A signature event, to be held on December 5, 2011, will introduce evidence-informed recommendations for policy-level interventions to address the factors related to four important risk factors: tobacco use, alcohol consumption, physical inactivity and unhealthy eating.   This presentation will describe the recommendations related to physical activity promotion and provide an update on their status.


Dr. Ken Allison is senior scientist in the division of Health Promotion, Chronic Disease and Injury Prevention at Public Health Ontario.  He also is an associate professor at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto.  His research interests include: patterns of physical activity and sedentary behaviour among youth and young adults; structured opportunities for school-based physical activity; and the evaluation of physical activity policy interventions.

Additional Co-authors:

Maria Chu (MISt – Library and Information Science) is a Health Information Specialist in the Policy, Planning and KTE unit of Cancer Care Ontario’s Prevention and Cancer Control department.  With a background in health librarianship and evidence-informed health practice, she prepares and provides advice on developing systematic reviews, environmental and jurisdictional scans.

Jennifer Robertson (PhD – Exercise Sciences) is Senior Evaluator, Health Promotion, Chronic Disease and Injury Prevention at Public Health Ontario.  She works on a variety of HPCDIP projects with a particular interest in physical activity initiatives.  Prior to joining PHO she held evaluation positions at Ophea, the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario, KFL&A Public Health, and ParticipACTION. 

Beth Theis (MSc – Epidemiology) is Manager, Surveillance in Cancer Care Ontario’s Prevention and Cancer Control department.   She works with survey methodologists, biostatisticians and other epidemiologists to define cancer prevention indicators.   Beth is interested in standards development and capacity building for cancer and risk factor data analysis, interpretation and reporting.


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