The results of the three year project, Healthy Communities: An Approach to Action on Health Determinants in Canada are now available. The main goal of the project was to gather evidence of the benefits of using a Healthy Communities approach for chronic disease prevention. The project was a collaboration between four provincial Healthy Communities networks in Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick and British Columbia, and was funded by the Canadian Partnership Against Cancer’s “Coalitions Linking Action and Science for Prevention” (CLASP) initiative.
Through this project a number of activities were undertaken, including:
- A literature review
- Provincial network profiles
- Community surveys
- The development of 16 case studies and conditions for successful practice
- A set of guidelines for working collaboratively in both official languages
- The development of the Canadian Healthy Communities Network (CHCN).
All of the results of the project can be found in both English and French under the ‘Projects’ section of the national network website at: http://www.chc-csc.ca/. For more information on the project, the partners or the results, you can contact Lisa Tolentino, Healthy Communities Consultant, with the Ontario Healthy Communities Coalition at: Lisa@ohcc-ccso.ca.