Healthy Communities: An Approach to Action on the Determinants of Health in Canada (2010 - 2012) (Project)

Through research, policy and practice, this project aims to demonstrate that the Healthy Community approach is an effective upstream approach to address chronic disease prevention.

Project Objectives:

  • Assess the impact of HC approach in CDP and the social determinants of health
  • Identify measures of success and best practices
  • Raise awareness of the benefits of using a Healthy Communities approach
  • Establish and manage the Canadian Healthy Communities network
  • Collect and disseminate tools and resources
  • Recommend research and policy directions

Project Outcomes:

  • Literature and evidence reviews of the effective use of the Healthy Communities approach to address health determinants and chronic disease prevention
  • Communities that are mobilized to take action on chronic disease prevention using a Healthy Communities model, and
  • The establishment of the Canadian Healthy Communities network that will support new and existing Healthy Communities initiatives. 

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This project is funded by Health Canada, through the Canadian Partnership Against Cancer (CPAC). It is one of seven projects involved in Coalitions Linking Action and Science for Prevention (CLASP).

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Focus Areas: Social Connections & Resiliency , Youth , Health Promotion & Chronic Disease Prevention , Health & Built Environment
Service Types: Community Engagement , Research & Evaluation