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.
Vancouver Coastal Health's Healthy Living Program (HLP) is pleased to announce grant funding to support community projects in Vancouver. Healthy Living Program grants of up to $4,000 are now available for the 2015 funding cycle. Deadline: March 31, 2015.
CIL is a community-inspired conversation that will help participants explore and then drive positive change in Kamloops and beyond. In a step-by-step process, they will get ready, informed, connected, inspired, and organized before getting busy making their communities healthier, happier, and more prosperous!
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.
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.
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 Agriculture Now Plan will help the City of Campbell River and partner organizations grow a resilient agriculture sector in Campbell River. It is intended to drive food production, attract new farmers, increase the value of the local farm economy, and draw existing and new residents into the agriculture sector. Success in building a viable agriculture sector in Campbell River provides other towns with similar attributes with a model and approach for attracting investment to the community.
Dr. Gary Bloch has a simple cure for the health problems ailing low-income British Columbians: increase their income. That’s the message that Dr. Bloch, a family physician with St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto, and chair of the Ontario College of Family Physicians’ Committee on Poverty and Health, will bring to Vancouver on September 23rd.