Health Promotion Resource System (OHPRS) developed this free course, "Health Promotion 101," as a collaborative effort between our 22 member organizations with funding from the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long Term Care. The OHPRS' role is to support health promoters in Ontario - and we define "health promoter" very broadly:
Health promoters include those who work to promote health as defined in the Ottawa Charter, regardless of professional designation. It includes people, organizations, and groups from various sectors. Health promotion work may be paid or voluntary.
People come to work in health promotion through many and varied paths, and most report a need for additional professional development. This course will help people familiarize themselves with essential health promotion concepts and, in so doing, will help raise the profile of health promotion in Ontario.
We chose to create the course in a stand-alone online format to help maximize its accessibility. We recognize that many of our members' clients find it difficult to travel to scheduled, face-to-face events or simply prefer alternative methods of learning. We hope that by making these materials available online, with no registration required, people will find innovative ways to use them to support their health promotion work.
Overview: About the Course
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