Working Together to Improve the Health of the Community.

Contact person (The person making this entry has the ability to edit this entry in the future. See above for details as to how): 
Dianne Ferguson, Executive Director Primary Health Care
Email address of primary contact person: 
dfer@fhhr.ca
Phone number (if applicable): 
306-691-1562
Describe the project (This description appears in your map point. Insert a photo if you choose by selecting the "tree" icon): 

 

Throughout Five Hills Health Region, Primary Health Care has been working with communities using a participatory approach to engage community members to work towards improved health of the community. The Expanded Chronic Care Model (Barr et al., 2002) and the social determinants of health are foundational models for this work. Primary Health Care and Craik Sustainable Living Project (Health Sub-Committee - Social Pillar) have partnered to impact and promote healthy lifestyles in Craik and Area communities. This work includes awareness, education and actions to make healthy lifestyle choices easier for community members. Linking with existing infrastructure in the community reduces extra meetings for community members, contributes to goals that are meaningful to the community and provides an opportunity for the health region to better understand the community.

 

Describe the timing of your project (Please describe the date and length of time the project runs): 

Ongoing.

Keywords (Please list keywords, separated by commas, that relate to the project): 
Primary Health Care, Community Development, Expanded Chronic Care Model, Determinants of Health.
Describe the educational component of the project (e.g. formal education, training, or public awareness advanced by the project): 

This work includes awareness, education and actions to make healthy lifestyle choices easier for community members. Linking with existing infrastructure in the community reduces extra meetings for community members, contributes to goals that are meaningful to the community and provides an opportunity for the health region to better understand the community.

What level of education does this project address?: 
Public awareness, for example, through the media (informal education)
Professional and other training outside the formal school/higher education system (non-formal education)
How did you find out about this survey?: 

 

Ann-Marie Urban, Glen Hymers