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BC Community Health website updated with the latest data

The website allows users to explore the health profile of their community and other communities across B.C. using three tools:
  • Community Health Profiles,
  • a searchable health database, and
  • a visual health atlas.

The tools provide an overview of multiple health and well-being indicators for a geographic area to support health and wellness planning in communities.

The tools have been updated with the latest available data:
  • Census 2016
  • Canadian Community Health Survey
  • Chronic disease registries, vital statistics
  • Early Development Instrument and Student Learning Survey.
The website is used to inform planning in areas such as:
  • Income, education, employment and affordable housing
  • Chronic disease such as asthma, diabetes and high blood pressure
  • Student health behaviours such as physical activity and vegetable consumption
  • Early childhood development and vulnerability Active transportation such as biking or walking to work.

Find your Community Health Profile at communityhealth.phsa.ca.

The National Farm to School Conference is still looking for potential exhibitors to join us in May!

Our conference exhibition room will be open to delegates during the entire duration of the conference, and will be a key gathering space during networking breaks. This is an amazing opportunity to network with leading professionals in the healthy school-food movement. If you are involved in school health, local food systems, farming, outdoor education, school gardens, school lunch programs, then this conference is a must.

For more information please contact: communications@farmtoschoolbc.ca

 

Farm to Cafeteria Canada National Conference

PHABC is proud to be the local host agency for the Farm to Cafeteria Canada national conference May 15-17 in Victoria BC. The MC and featured speakers have been announced. To read their bios and more info on the conference go here: http://farmtoschoolconference2019.ca/featured-speakers/

Also, get the early bird registration rate while you still can: http://farmtoschoolconference2019.ca/registration/

Webinar: Food Literacy: From Concept to Practice

How does “Food Literacy” relate to “Health Literacy” and how do you implement it in practice? This webinar took place on February 13, 2019, and we are pleased to offer a powerpoint presentation and audio file from the webinar for those who missed it.

The webinar began with a background and introduction by Irv Rootman, Chair of the B.C. Health Literacy Networks and was followed by a discussions on Food Literacy—an evolving sub-concept of health literacy — by Doris Gillis, Professor Emeritus in the Department of Human Nutrition at St. Francis Xavier University,  Food Literacy in Classrooms by Richard Han, Provincial Manager of Farm to School BC program and the Farmer’s Market Nutrition Coupon Program by Peter LeBlanc, Program Manager of BC Association of Farmer’s Market, and finally, a Q & A session.

Download a powerpoint presentation from the webinar HERE

You can listen to the audio from the webinar below.