Tools & Resources
Browse the PlanH resource library of publications by category below.
For more PlanH resources visit the following sections:
- Visit our Rural Portal for resources tailored to small, rural or remote communities.
- Find PlanH Action Guides here.
- Find links to Partner sites here.
- Find access to the latest health data here.
- Watch interviews with local leaders and short videos here.
– Clean Air Coalition
Online resource for tenants, landlords, and strata councils to promote smoke-free living.
– Smoke-Free Housing BC
– Clean Air Coalition
The Kootenay Smoke Free Coalition supports communities in creating tobacco reduction bylaws through a streamlined process supported by the best research available.
This paper reports on a meta-case study analysis of a ten-year research program on citizenship, participation, and accountability that analyzed 100 research studies in 20 countries.
A typology of four democratic and developmental outcomes was created.
– Institute of Development Studies
Describes how social connectedness relates to health, some measurements of social connectedness (e.g., volunteerism), and how communities can create better connectedness.
– Wilder Research
In the last six years, two local studies have both found that many citizens of the Lower Mainland experience loneliness and isolation. Social isolation is a serious health risk in communities; in fact, engaging in a social activity such as joining a club can reduce a persons’ chance of death by 50% in the first year—the same impact as quitting smoking.
Examines the key social and economic indicators that affect health, including income, employment, and job security. The report also highlights key social policy considerations.
– Juha Mikkonen and Dennis Raphael, York University School of Health Policy and Management
This volume is the first of two documents produced by the Forum of Federal/ Provincial/Territorial Ministers Responsible for Seniors to help organizations and individuals approach the social isolation of seniors. It updates and builds upon to Working Together for Seniors: A Toolkit to Promote Seniors’ Social Integration in Community Services, Programs, and Policies (2007),11 also produced by the Forum.
The purpose of this volume is to: