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Culture Counts Centre for Addiction
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Culture Counts: A roadmap to health promotion

Culture Counts: A Guide to Best Practices for Developing Health Promotion Initiatives in Mental Health and Substance Use with Ethnocultural Communities

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As this exercise shows, when it comes to effective health promotion, culture counts.

Canada now has over 200 ethnic groups, yet many in those groups are missing out on the benefits of health promotion. This guide aims to change that by helping you to create effective health promotion initiatives with ethnocultural communities that move towards the goal of ensuring that everyone has an equal opportunity to enjoy good health.


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