Rather than directly addressing health, healthy public policies make changes to living conditions that impact health—such as housing, transportation and income—in order to improve a community’s health and well-being, while often positively impacting other issues directly within local government purview.
BC Healthy Communities is launching a new speaker series to bring fresh ideas for healthy public policy to local and Indigenous government leaders in B.C. “Creating Healthy Public Policy – Local Government Leaders Speaker Series” kicks off on June 23 with Living Wage Policies, a session exploring the City of Victoria’s experience adopting a Living Wage policy.
New Healthy Public Policy Speaker Series explores policy ideas for creating improved health and well-being in B.C. communities
In collaboration with a selection of local and Indigenous government partners, BC Healthy Communities (BCHC) is launching a new speaker series to bring fresh ideas for healthy public policy to local and Indigenous government leaders in B.C.
Designed to support local and Indigenous governments embarking on Age-friendly Community Plans, this resource provides a refresher on the concept of equity in planning, offering ideas and guidance to help ensure equity is considered at each step of the planning process.
New Healthy Communities grants bolster Indigenous and local government efforts to create equitable policies and processes
The PlanH Healthy Communities Grant Program, administered by BC Healthy Communities, is offering 30 grants for the 2021-2022 year across two funding streams: Community Connectedness and Healthy Public Policy.