21Apr

Collaborating for Upstream Impact on Community Health and Well-being
Location: Parksville, BC
Contact: Celeste Zimmer at celeste@bchealthycommunities.ca

BC Healthy Communities, the PlanH program and Island Health are pleased to offer this exciting island-wide forum to learn, share and build collaborative strategies for upstream action for healthy communities. 

This forum will feature multiple sessions including local speakers as well as a keynote address by Al Etmanski, social entrepreneur and author of Impact: Six Patterns to Spread Your Social Innovation. Stay tuned for information on additional speakers and workshop sessions coming soon.

This is a two day forum, with a focus on foundations to collaboration and upstream prevention on day one (April 21) and a deeper dive into skill building and innovations taking place on day two (April 22.)

There will be a variety of opportunities to network, share lessons and promising practices, hear inspirational stories from near and far, and learn about practical tools for addressing community health and well-being challenges together. Join us to:

GATHER skills for advanced collaboration & Collective Impact
LEARN about best practices and innovations for upstream prevention
CONNECT with others to build and strengthen relationships within and between communities
SHARE and CELEBRATE local successes and challenges

WHO SHOULD PARTICIPATE?The Island Regional Healthy Communities Forum is open to invited representatives who are involved in coalitions or collaborative tables focused on upstream action for community health and well-being including:

  • Community Health Networks, 
  • Local government (staff and elected officials), 
  • First Nations government (staff and elected officials),
  • Community partners who are involved in coalitions or collaborative tables focused on upstream action for community health and well-being, 
  • First Nations Health Authority staff; and 
  • Island Health staff.

If you are a representatives involved in coalitions or collaborative tables focused on upstream action for community health and well-being please contact Celeste Zimmer at celeste@bchealthycommunities.ca for more information.

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