Healthy Living

The Health Promotion and Prevention Healthy Living Unit supports BC First Nations and Aboriginal individuals, families, and communities to achieve health through wellness by promoting healthy behaviours and enhancing supportive environments through community-based programs and services. Funded initiatives include a broad focus on health promotion and chronic disease prevention and management, including healthy eating, food security, physical activity, tobacco prevention and cessation, chronic disease screening and management, and injury prevention. 

Enhancing supportive environments also aims to increase understanding of the relationship between the social determinants of health and healthy living/chronic conditions. The Healthy Living Unit also support and funds: knowledge development, dissemination and exchange; research; monitoring and evaluation; public education and outreach; capacity building; program coordination; consultation; and, other health promotion and disease prevention activities.


Health Promotion and Primary Prevention

Supports a wide range of community driven, nation based, and culturally relevant health promotion and chronic disease prevention activities offered in BC First Nations communities including diabetes awareness, healthy eating, food security and physical activity as part of wellness.

Screening and Treatment

Supports a variety of chronic disease screening and management including diabetes screening, diabetes education, and diabetes self-management.

Capacity Building & Training

Supports training and continuing education for health professionals, para-professionals, and community diabetes prevention workers in areas such as: diabetes, health promotion, foot care, healthy eating, physical activity, and cultural competency. FNHA Healthy Living Unit staff are available to provide subject matter expertise to communities in health promotion areas including diabetes, nutrition, food security and physical activity.

Research, Surveillance, Evaluation and Monitoring

Supports activities related to research, surveillance, evaluation and monitoring of health promotion and chronic disease prevention and management initiatives, and supports efforts to build the evidence base for nutrition, food security, and physical activity initiatives.

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