The Healthy Alberta Communities project, affiliated with the Centre for Health Promotion Studies with the School of Public Health at the University of Alberta, is a community driven initiative aimed to reduce risk factors for development of chronic diseases. The goal of the project is to make healthy choices easy in the day-to-day lives of people living in the four communities selected by Alberta Health and Wellness: Bonnyville, St. Paul, Norwood/North Central Edmonton, and Medicine Hat
“How to Create a Healthy Community: A Resource for Capacity Building in Health Promotion” is a practical and interactive online multimedia tool. The development of the resource was created with the understanding that health promotion is “the process of enabling people to increase control over their health and its determinants, and thereby improve their health”, as defined by the World Health Organization.
What does the resource include?
“Community Health Assessment: Paint a Picture of Health in Your Community” is intended to develop an increased understanding of the overall health in communities through an interactive multimedia exercise
“Model for Capacity Building in Health Promotion” provides steps, insights, tips and tools for improving the health of communities, based on real life examples of the Healthy Alberta Communities (HAC) project