Browse the PlanH resource library of publications by category below.

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Making the Connections is a short video and visual exhibit that walks us through some of the social factors that have a significant impact on our health: income, housing, education, food, neighbourhood, sense of community, race and racism and access to health care. It also introduces systems thinking and asks us to think about the larger, interconnected society we are apart of and how these connections impact our health.

Provides examples of how BC communities are meeting climate change challenges.

Documents the Measuring Up the North Initiative to make northern British Columbia more accessible for people with disabilities and of different ages. Sections on bylaws, OCP tools, the measuring up process, accessibility/inclusion topics, funding opportunities, and participating communities.
– North Central Local Government Association

Provides background information on issues faced by immigrants and refugees, such as looking for work, learning English, and settling in Canada.
– Multilingual Orientation Service Association for Immigrant Communities (MOSAIC)

Health survey for residents of the Sunshine Coast, Sea to Sky Corridor, Metro Vancouver & Fraser Valley.

The interactive Community Health Atlas and My Health My Community Atlas let you explore and visualize data that describe the factors that shape health and wellness for local communities in the Fraser Health region. The Atlas interfaces can be modified in order to generate maps, graphs or tables to suit your needs.

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Provides resources and research on traffic calming.

Provides economic information through NHS profiles, the Focus on Geography series, and topic-based tabulations. The voluntary 2011 National Household Survey asked residents of Canada questions in areas related to vibrant economies, such as occupations, labour force participation, income, and housing costs.
– Statistics Canada

A strong set of research papers linking parks and health.
– National Recreation and Parks Association (UK)

Papers and resources about the role of the natural environment in maintaining health lives. 
­– Natural England

The Public Engagement Principles (PEP) Project of the National Coalition on Dialogue and Deliberation was launched in February 2009 to create clarity about what we consider to be the fundamental components of high-quality public engagement.

The principles were developed collaboratively by members and leaders of NCDD, IAP2 (the International Association of Public Participation), the Co-Intelligence Institute, and many others.

The aim of Nelson at its best is to help residents, businesses and community leaders develop a long-term strategy to reduce poverty and make their community the best place it can be.

Offers a recreational toolkit for rural, northern, and remote communities.
­– Northern Links

This program provides increase awareness and education of the issue of injury prevention and high-risk activities including transportation, sport, recreation and drug and alcohol use.
­– P.A.R.T.Y. (Prevent Alcohol and Risk-Related Trauma in Youth)

Provides information about past and future climate change and potential impacts in BC regions.
– Pacific Climate Impacts Consortium