On the Path to Better Health

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On the Path to Better Health . Mary Collins, Director, BC Healthy Living Alliance Secretariat. On the Path to Better Health . Objective: Celebrate BCHLA’s 10-year anniversary Take stock of the progress to date Look forward to the decade ahead . On the Path to Better Health.
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On the Path to Better Health Mary Collins, Director, BC Healthy Living Alliance Secretariat On the Path to Better Health
  • Objective:
  • Celebrate BCHLA’s 10-year anniversary
  • Take stock of the progress to date
  • Look forward to the decade ahead
  • On the Path to Better Health
  • Part One: Celebrating BCHLA’s 10 Year Journey
  • Part Two: Where Are We On The Path?
  • CD Incidence: Heart Disease, Lung Cancer and Diabetes
  • Protective and Risk Factors
  • Connection with Mental Health
  • The Health Gap
  • Part Three: Where Do We Go From Here?
  • Approaches: universal -> targeted
  • First Nations Perspective on Health & Wellness Hypertension Heart Diseases Diabetes Provincial Distribution of Chronic Disease Smoking Vegetable and Fruit Consumption Physical Activity Overweight and Obesity The Physical and Mental Health Connection “[Mental illness] and chronic disease are frequently associated; the evidence, course, and outcomes are affected by the presence of the others.” - CDC (US) Public Health Action Plan to Integrate Mental Health Promotion and Mental Illness Prevention with Chronic Disease Prevention 2011-2015 The Health Gap
  • British Columbians who live in our poorest communities are between 24% and 91% more likely to die early from:
  • cancer (24%),
  • respiratory diseases (53%),
  • circulatory diseases (65%) and
  • diabetes (91%).
  • On the Path to Better Health
  • Part Three: Where do we go from here?
  • Tobacco Control – lessons and new areas
  • Healthier Communities
  • Supporting Healthier Eating
  • Alcohol Moderation
  • Closing the Health Gap
  • On the Path to Better Health
  • Part Three: Where do we go from here?
  • Place-based Approaches and Social Pediatrics
  • A Healthy Start in Life
  • Settings: Schools and Workplaces
  • First Nations
  • Information Technology
  • Whole of Government, Whole of Society
  • Thank-you! Questions? www.bchealthyliving.ca [email protected]/* */ @bchealthyliving
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