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Since its founding in 1988, the Quebec Network of Healthy Cities and "Towns has grown steadily in quality and number. It now has 140 member municipalities representing over 50 % of Quebec's population. Each municipality carries out projects to improve the quality of life of its citizens in a concrete way by adapting to the community's specific needs and resources.

"The concept is simple and flexible: integrated action by various municipal services and with organizations in the community, be they resources in the health network, the education network, the work world, community groups or citizens themselves. It is based on the fact that municipalities represent the political level closest to the population and undoubtedly the most significant for its health, since an individual's quality of life is a key factor in his state of health. " [from the website]