The Ontario Chronic Disease Prevention Alliance (OCDPA) is an alliance of over 20 organizations dedicated to improving the health of all residents in Ontario. The OCDPA envisions communities where population and individual health are supported by healthy societal conditions, public policies, and personal behaviours.
The OCDPA focuses on five main risk factors of chronic disease prevention:
- High-risk Alcohol Consumption
- Physical Inactivity
- Poor Mental Health
- Tobacco Use Exposure
- Unhealthy Eating
In an effort to mobilize provincial efforts and further support chronic disease prevention as part of a collaborative system, Ophea has been a member of the OCDPA since 2008 acting as a Partner on the executive committee and providing insight and direction particularly in the area of physical activity promotion. Chris Markham, Ophea’s Executive Director, was elected Co-Chair in 2010 and was elected again as Chair in 2012 for a two-year term.
Ophea provided Secretariat support to the OCDPA from fall 2011 until the summer of 2014.
To learn more about the OCDPA, including access to and information on their publications, toolkits, advocacy efforts, and events, please visit www.ocdpa.ca.