Health Promotion & Chronic Disease Prevention

"Chronic diseases are the leading causes of death and disability worldwide. In Canada, about two thirds of total deaths are due to chronic diseases" (Chronic Disease Prevention Alliance of Canada, 2012).

 

A Healthy Community encompasses a variety of settings including workplaces, schools, health service centres, and communities and entails collaborative partnerships and capacity building across a spectrum of multisectoral organizations and institutions. Our health promotion activities center around creating a range of supportive environments and encouraging healthy public policies and activities.

The key risk factors related to chronic disease include unhealthy eating, physical inactivity, harmful use of alcohol, and tobacco use.  We work closely with communities and local governments using an upstream approach to address the range of the risk factors that are connected to creating healthier places to live, work, learn and play.

 

 


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