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Rural and remote communities have an abundance of assets when it comes to building food security, from wild food sources to agricultural land, individual skills and passion, and the local know-how required to coordinate efforts.

A Municipal Alcohol Policy (MAP) is a useful tool to reduce the health and financial costs caused by alcohol. Grants are available to assist local governments to develop a MAP with their community.

Find how how Campbell River plans to produce 50% of it's food supply by 2060 and learn about some great resources to help you 'think upstream' in the October PlanH eNews.

The City of Grand Forks, the Regional District of the Kootenay Boundary, School District 51, the Phoenix Foundation of the Boundary Communities, and other stakeholders released the Boundary Communities Vital Signs 2014 Report.

As part of the Table Matters Network, The City of North Vancouver, the District of North Vancouver and the District of West Vancouver are working together with Vancouver Coastal Health and lots of great community organizations to improve food security in the North Shore area. A vital part of this great work is looking at food recovery. 

How can we stay healthy in the winter months? Apply for this First Nations Health Authority Grant and challenge your community in the four wellness streams of: Being Active, Healthy Eating, Nurturing Spirit, and Respecting Tobacco.

A maximum of 25 Age-friendly Community Planning & Project Grants will be available with applications due by October 31, 2014.

BC Community Health Profiles are now available to inform municipal-level decision making for healthier communities.

The data and figures are presented at the municipal level, providing an overview of multiple health and well-being indicators for a geographic area. Each profile includes information about demographics and health statistics unique to your community, factors that influence community health and well-being and provincial comparisons.

Find your Community Health Profile on our Health Data page.

PHABC is pleased to announce the Call for Abstracts for the upcoming Annual PHABC Fall Conference in December 4th and 5th, 2014 at the Sheraton Airport Hotel, Richmond BC.

This year’s Conference title is:

“Shared Prosperity for Health and Well-Being: A Collaborative Dialogue between Business and Public Health”

The conference has a particular focus on how public health leaders and the private or business sector can partner around the mission of creating the conditions for health and well-being for all.

The First Nations Health Authority and the Ministry of Health released the first edition of the BC Elders’ Guide on July 8, 2014. This unique health and lifestyle resource is based on the BC Seniors’ Guide and is specifically designed for First Nations and Aboriginal Elders.

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