The report estimates the current provincial and regional prevalence rates of three chronic disease risk factors: excess weight (obesity and overweight), physical inactivity, and tobacco smoking, as well as the direct health-care costs and indirect productivity losses associated with each of the risk factors. Understanding the current costs of these risk factors and how these costs might change in coming years can help inform both immediate and long-term planning.
Community health profiles based on the latest analysis from the My Health My Community survey have been released. The results reflect 33,000 respondents across the Vancouver Coastal and Fraser regions.
Want to know a bit more about what the Kaslo Food Security Project? At the Food Forum in Kaslo on April 12, 2014, Aimee Watson gave a presentation on the history of the project including information on the Kalso Food Charter. You can watch the video of her presentation here. The power point presentation she used is available here as a pdf
This article by Therese Mickelson looks at the mix of factors that affect local food production and supply in BC, challenges to shifting towards reinstating historic farmland and encouraging local food production, and how local governments can support and promote community food security.
Host: Northern Rockies Regional Municipality, Northern Health Location: Community Hall at the Recreation Ctr. 5500 Alaska Hwy. Fort Nelson, BC Contact: Jaylene Arnold (NRRM) firstname.lastname@example.org or 250-774-2541 ext. 2045.
SQUAMISH, B.C. – Squamish is about to get a little healthier thanks to a Healthy Communities Collaboration Agreement endorsed by the District of Squamish and Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH). The agreement was recently endorsed by District of Squamish Council, paving the way for new partnership opportunities to address, improve and coordinate community health policy, land use planning and programming decisions.
Powell River's two-day Walkability Forum helped community members see the linkages between health and the built environment. The Forum is an example of local governments and a health authority working together on implementing a common priority - active transportation.