Publications

The purpose of this document is to present the evidence on associations between agriculture and health.The relationship between agriculture and human health in British Columbia (BC) is complex and multifaceted. The availability of healthy food is an important determinant of health, but only one of many connections between agriculture and health. Agriculture influences food choices and healthy eating patterns, and impacts a variety of social, environmental and economic determinants of health.

This webpage and associated flyer provide information about low risk drinking for older adults.
– Government of British Columbia

The purpose of this information kit is to provide city councils in British Columbia with the rationale for point-of-purchase FASD warning and prevention sign bylaws, as well as details on the political requirements for enacting such bylaws under the public health component of the Community Charter Act. 

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This research provides an overview of different health co-op models and the benefits and challenges around each.  It includes case examples from Port Alberni and Nelson BC.

- Luba Payanotoff-Schaan

Describes the planning process of creating anti-racism and anti-discrimination initiatives for communities, including activities such as data collection, raising awareness, bylaw and policy development and review.
– Ontario Human Rights Commission

The B.C. Community Road Safety Toolkit is an easily-accessible and electronically-searchable knowledge source about road safety designs and strategies that local governments can implement to improve road safety outcomes. At the same time, the knowledge in the toolkit is intended for all agencies with a mandate related to road safety.

The BC Community Health Profiles were developed by PHSA-PPH in collaboration with the Ministry of Health, the Union of BC Municipalities, all regional health authorities, and the PlanH program, and provide a snapshot of a community’s health by highlighting local data about health and well-being.

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

The BC Seniors' Guide includes information and resources on benefits, healthy living, health services, housing, transportation, personal security, finances, and other services. In addition, there is a listing directory at the end of the guide, and questions in each section to consider as older adults plan to remain as healthy and independent as possible as you grow older. We hope the BC Seniors’ Guide will help aging adults find what they are looking for. 

– Seniors BC

This guide has been created to help communities in British Columbia continue or initiate work on becoming age-friendly. It is primarily aimed at local governments but provides guidance to individuals, community and voluntary organizations, or anyone interested

Describes some of the specific challenges and pressures related to rural poverty within Canada, and includes potential strategies for reinvigorating rural economies with agriculture, forestry, and tourism. The report examines social policy regarding the income gap, rural housing, crime, immigration, and health care, and how to strengthen a healthy community approach.
– Final Report of the Standing Senate Committee on Agriculture and Forestry

This BC government information website provides individuals with information to evolve drinking habits.
– Government of British Columbia 

Describes how to design accessible communities for people with mobility impairments, visual impairments, hearing impairments, and cognitive impairments, all of which occur at a higher rate among older seniors (85+ years of age) than the overall population. Specific design guidelines are provided in recommendations for each type of impairment.
– UNICEF (United Nations Children’s Fund) (2004)

Outlines processes, capacities, and approaches that can achieve mutually beneficial goals in addressing chronic disease prevention and climate change.
– BC Healthy Communities

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