Sowing the Seeds for Better Health: Chronic Disease Prevention in Manitoba
Taking action to support healthy living and healthy choices using a “community-led, regionally supported, and government supported” approach.
Hosted by: Dot Bonnenfant
The event will start on: Mar 11, 01:00pm EST
And will end on: Mar 11, 02:00pm EST
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The Chronic Disease Prevention Initiative (CDPI), also promoted as Healthy Together Now, began in 2005 as a five year demonstration project to focus on prevention of chronic disease at a community level, with financial support from the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) and Manitoba Health and Healthy Living (MHHL). The manner in which CDPI has operated is described as “community-led, regionally coordinated and government supported”. This reflects the community development approach used as a framework for planning and implementation of prevention initiatives at all levels of the health system.
In Manitoba, over 80 communities in 10 participating RHAs, including 21 First Nation and 7 Métis communities took action to address the three main risk factors that lead to chronic disease (unhealthy eating, physical inactivity and tobacco cessation).
Healthy Together Now (CDPI), project is currently transitioning into an ongoing program within the department of Manitoba Healthy Living Youth and Seniors.
Policy Analyst, Manitoba Healthy Living, Youth and Seniors
Provincial Coordinator, Chronic Disease Prevention Initiative, Manitoba Healthy Living, Youth and Seniors