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Health Promotion


Healthy Eating (see also Strategies & Projects)

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Active Living (see also Strategies & Projects)

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Diabetes

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Community Development

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Strategies & Projects

  • The BC Heart Health Web site has two PDF files (fat ones, alas) with reports of international best practices. These are rich resources and worth the download time.
  • CATCH - Coordinated Approach to Child Health. The CATCH program was originally designed as a cardiovascular prevention education program for elementary school students. However, because the risk factors for cardiovascular heart disease are the same as for Type II diabetes, primarily poor diet and exercise habits, the CATCH program can function quite successfully as an intervention for both heart disease and diabetes. CATCH is a coordinated effort between classroom, cafeteria and physical education.
  • First Nations Programs highlighted on this site
  • Heart and Stroke Foundation of BC and Yukon has links to many healthy eating and active living strategies.
  • Youth Programs
    • Healthy Eating & Active Living with Williams Lake Environmental Society and local schools
    • Elders played an important role in the development of the Kahnawake Schools Diabetes Prevention Project. This project provides Kahnawake children basic knowledge, skills and family and community support to engage in lifestyle changes that will prevent diabetes as they grow into adulthood. Contact: Alex McComber or Rhonda Lynn Kirby (514) 635-4374.
    • Sandy Lake Health & Diabetes Project - walking trails, walking clubs, healthy snacks, school diabetes prevention curriculum

Health Promotion

  • Population health approach
    • Healthy Lifestyle: Strengthening the Effectiveness of Lifestyle Approaches to Improve Health
    • Population health is an approach to health that aims to improve the health of the entire population and to reduce health inequities among population groups. In order to reach these objectives, it looks at and acts upon the broad range of factors and conditions that have a strong influence on our health.
  • Using technology in health promotion
  • Workplace
  • BC Heart Health resources for health professionals working on cardiovascular disease prevention and health promotion in their communities.
  • US Surgeon General's Call To Action To Prevent and Decrease Overweight and Obesity identifies 15 activities as national priorities for immediate action. Individuals, families, communities, schools, worksites, health care, media, industry, organizations, and government must determine their role and take action to prevent and decrease overweight and obesity.