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The Health Communication Unit

In Brief

The Health Communication Unit (THCU) was founded in 1993 as an internal unit within the Centre for Health Promotion. It is one of the 22 members of the Ontario Health Promotion Resource System funded by the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long Term Care. Since its inception, THCU was developed to provide training and support in health communication. In 1997/98, its mandate was expanded to include health promotion planning, evaluation, and policy change and in 2000, it was again expanded to include sustainability.

The goal of THCU is to increase the capacity of community and public health agencies to plan for, conduct, and evaluate a wide range of health promotion programs (within a comprehensive and population-based approach). In support of this goal, THCU provides provincial and regional workshops, tailored consultations, and quality resource materials. These services are available free of charge to Ontario health promotion practitioners from public health units, community health centres, district health councils, voluntary agencies, and others working in the field of health promotion.

In Depth

Visit THCU's website at www.thcu.ca for indepth information about The Health Communication Unit.

Last Updated: 24-Nov-2008

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