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Promoting community walkability through meaningful community engagement in Alberta communities

Environmental health, Promising practices , Rural / urban , National Collaborating Centre for Determinants of Health

When I first started working for Alberta Health Services in 2011, I was tasked with creating the WalkABle Alberta community engagement process to create community reports that provide recommendations to improve community walkability. Let me tell you what I did.

Promoting equity in the built environment: The who, what and when

Environmental health, Rural / urban , National Collaborating Centre for Determinants of Health

Canada’s chief public health officer has identified that bringing attention to “how the built environment contributes to widening or reducing health inequities”[4] is a priority for promoting and improving the health of all Canadians. As we try to understand this relationship further, we think it is important to consider three questions.

Imagine 2048: A reflection on the future of health promotion practice

Income inequality, Racism/racialization, National Collaborating Centre for Determinants of Health

Imagine the world in 2048. What do you see? I imagine a world in which a greater proportion of humanity gets to partake in the beauty and bounty the world has to offer while being buffered from more of its downsides. It brings to mind what Arundhati Roy imagines as “another world.” In this “another world” described by Roy, three things will be central to health promotion practice.

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