Interior Region Healthy Communities Forum – Healthy Communities Partnerships: Moving Upstream for Greater Impact

Date(s) - October 27, 2016
12:00 am - 11:45 pm

Host: Interior Health

Location: Vernon, BC

Contact: Celeste Zimmer at

This is a free event hosted by Interior Health and facilitated by BC Healthy Communities Society on behalf of the PlanH program.

Interior Health and BC Healthy Communities are pleased to invite you to be part of this exciting forum to take stock of our collective journey towards healthy communities in the region, and to identify key steps for moving forward.

This forum will highlight the successes to date of partnerships and collaborations towards healthier communities throughout the Interior region, providing inspirational stories and practical tools for addressing key health and well-being challenges together. 

Building on the morning’s learnings across communities, we invite you to join us for a focused afternoon  session on “Climate Change and Human Health: Local Implications and Actions”, exploring the links to many important community issues such as the healthy built environment, active transportation, food security and more.

Join us to:

HEAR the stories behind the successes and learnings from multi-sector partnerships and collaborations across the region.

LEARN from various agencies about the focus theme of  “Climate Change and Human Health: Local Implications and Actions”, and the links to important healthy communities issues such as the healthy built environment, active transportation and food security.

EXPLORE what’s possible when local governments, health authorities and community organizations partner for greater impact.

CONNECT with others to exchange innovative ideas and useful resources for your community.

IDENTIFY critical next steps for collaborative partnerships towards healthier communities in the region, including how to move further upstream and innovate for even greater impact.


This forum is open to local government and First Nations staff and elected officials, Interior Health staff and community stakeholders.

Registration is open!

Note that in order to ensure diverse participation, there are a limited number of forum spots available for different sub-regions and sectors.

Limited travel subsidies are available upon request.

For more information, please contact Celeste Zimmer at

Join conversations from the forum on Twitter using the hashtag #IHealthyCF

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