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Actions that improve health as while also benefitting the local economy or reducing local government costs. More information via BC Centre for Disease Control.

Environmental health officers are responsible for protecting human and environmental health. They are involved in a variety of activities, including inspecting food facilities, investigating public health nuisances and implementing disease control. More information via ECO Canada.

When people’s race, gender, economic status or sexual orientation do not determine their economic, social, or political opportunities. Equity means providing support and resources based on an individual's level of need, instead of providing every one with the same level of support. More information via the Spark Policy Institute.

How community planners develop and put in place policies and programs that provide services and supports that work for the levels of need in their community. 

Looking at a program or policy to understand the strengths, weaknesses, and outcomes of a program.