CMA Award for Excellence in Health Promotion Call for Nominations

    Do you know someone working to improve the health of your community?

    OTTAWA, Nov. 6 /CNW Telbec/ - The Canadian Medical Association (CMA)
Award for Excellence in Health Promotion, was introduced in 2003 to recognize
those outside the health sector who have made a significant contribution
towards a healthy population and a healthy community.
    "We tend to think of progress in improving the health of Canadians in
terms of big break-throughs like revolutionary new drugs or surgical
procedures, but actually initiatives that encourage people to exercise or
eliminate a source of air pollution can have a huge effect," says Dr. Guido
Van Rosendaal, chair of the CMA Council on Health Care and Promotion. "These
initiatives need to be nurtured and encouraged; that's why the CMA started
this award."
    Past winners are: the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (2003); the
Halifax Chamber of Commerce (2004); the Blue Nose International Marathon
Organizing Committee (2005), MADD Canada (2006); and Kids Eat Smart Foundation
of Newfoundland and Labrador (2007).
    Residents of Canada who are not health professionals or employed in the
health sector as well as organizations that operate outside of the health
sector are eligible for this prestigious award. We welcome nominations from
individual Canadians and organizations. The nomination form can be found at
    The deadline for nominations for the 2008 Award is November 30th 2007.
Further information on the Award can be found at or
by calling 1 800 663-7336 ext. 2329.

    Please note that a Public Service Announcement in PDF format, in various
sizes, calling for nominations for the 2008 CMA Award for Excellence in Health
Promotion, can be downloaded from the CMA website at

For further information:

For further information: Lucie Boileau, Media Relations, (613) 731-8610,
1-800-663-7336 ext. 1266

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