Helping families learn how to address health concerns before they start
To support families as they re-learn healthy living in their communities, we partnered with Dr. Doug Klein of the University of Alberta's Department of Family Medicine and his team to launch the CHANGE Health Community Program (CHCP). Health professionals, such as dietitians, exercise specialists and mental health clinicians, help guide these sessions and support the families and community members through four main areas:
Nutrition and meal preparation
Physical activity and lifelong wellness
Mental health and well-being
Family relationships and community connections
Check out the CHANGE Health Community Program impact summary to see the difference they’re making in our communities. When COVID-19 affected the program's ability to hold in-person sessions, the program quickly pivoted to deliver virtual sessions. Learn more about it here. And as programs shifted from in-person to online due to the pandemic, the CHCP team noticed a digital inequity in some of the communities they supported. See how they helped find a solution.
Supporting equity and wellness for all communities is important. We are pleased the CHCP partnerships and collaborations led to an innovative solution to support these families,”