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


2005-2010 Report: Building a Healthier Alberta... One Community at a Time(PDF; 3.25MB)


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


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Providing Steps for Sustainable Healthy Living

Kim Raine
Leading a healthy lifestyle is not an easy feat without a community effort to help reduce the barriers that prevent daily physical activity, eating a healthy diet and overall wellness. 

Over the past five years, Healthy Alberta Communities has helped to start projects that address obstacles to health and wellness in four Alberta communities. Here is a closer look at some of the model projects that incorporated strategies for sustainable health promotion interventions.

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