Tools and Publications

Health Authority Perceptions & Capacity for Action: Health Impacts of Climate Change in BC

Health Authority Perceptions & Capacity for Action: Health Impacts of Climate Change in BC

Nov. 4, 2013 in Capacity Building
A 2013 survey conducted by BC Healthy Communities Society, in partnership with the BC Ministry of Environment's Climate Action Secretariat and the BC Ministry of Health, investigated how BC health authorities perceive and integrate the heal...

A Local Government/First Nation Guide to Creating Municipal Alcohol Policy 2012

Jan. 7, 2013 in Public Policy
Background on how to create a Municipal Alcohol Policy.

Addressing the social determinants of health: the urban dimension and the role of local government 2012

Oct. 2, 2012 in Public Policy
This report from the WHO summarizes the evidence on the social determinants of health in the urban context, drawing on the findings of the global Commission on Social Determinants of Health and the European review of social determinants of ...

Evaluation of Partnerships working in Cities in Phase IV WHO Healthy Cities Network

Jun. 30, 2012 in Healthy Communities/Cities
An intersectoral partnership for health improvement is a requirement of the WHO European Healthy Cities Network of municipalities. A review was undertaken in 59 cities based on responses to a structured questionnaire covering phase IV of th...

Development of a Conceptual Framework to Support Research on the Role of Healthy Communities Initiatives in the Development of Healthy Public Policy

Jun. 29, 2012 in Public Policy
Few studies have examined how local communities influence the development of healthy public policy and there is a lack of conceptual frameworks to support practice and research in this area. To help to fill these research and practice gaps,...

The State of Knowledge in Research on Healthy Communities Initiatives: An Integrated Approach for Chronic Disease Prevention

Jun. 29, 2012 in Articles
This report is an overview of the state of knowledge provided by studies on chronic disease and by research on Healthy Communities initiatives.

Guide to Planning an Action Strategy for Healthier Public Policy

Jun. 15, 2012 in Public Policy
The strategies and tools put forward in this guide focus on actions designed to help draft and amend public policy to promote health at the local level.

Building a Healthy Community to Take Action for Health Promotion

Jun. 15, 2012 in Articles
The Mouvement Acadien des Communautés en Santé du Nouveau-Brunswick (MACS-NB) is delighted to offer you the practical guide “Buildinga Healthy Community to Take Action in Health Promotion.” This tool has&...

Capacity Building and Community Change

Apr. 18, 2012 in Capacity Building
In a recent conversation, a colleague reported: “Our organization believes that quite enough time and effort has been spent on capacity building. Now we need to get down to work. Communities have built enough capacity. We’r...

Act Locally: Community-based population health promotion (Trevor Hancock)

Apr. 18, 2012 in Articles
The health of individuals cannot be discussed, understood or acted upon without  recognizing that human beings are social animals that have evolved to live in families, social groups and communities.   Community, therefore, i...

BCHC Integral Capacity Building

Apr. 16, 2012 in Capacity Building
BC Healthy Communities has developed an innovative tool known as the Integral Capacity Building Framework (ICBF. This tool is a guide to help us ensure all our work with communities is comprehensive and holistic. This comprehensive perspec...

The Challenge of Change

Apr. 11, 2012 in Capacity Building