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Appendix A: Inventory Selection Criteria

The following general criteria were used to identify coalitions and organizations for inclusion in this inventory.

  1. Target groups
    • Coalitions and organizations
    • Programs and services
  2. Focus
    • City of Calgary
    • May include provincial and national organizations that maintain a branch office in Calgary and/or provide (or have the potential to provide) assistance or service to Calgary.
  3. Scope*
    • Coalitions and organizations whose efforts benefit, influence and/or involve the prevention of chronic disease (specifically CVD, diabetes & cancer) through the promotion (directly or indirectly) of healthy eating, active living and the reduction of tobacco use & exposure to second-hand smoke.
    • Included in this inventory are groups whose primary focus might not be health promotion, but whose activities support the health promotion/disease prevention efforts of others (e.g. alternative transportation).
    • Exclusions: tertiary prevention and disease interventions
  4. Accessibility


    • Involvement not limited to professionals

    Programs and Services

    Inclusion Exclusion

    Public vs. Private (having exclusionary membership/use

    Non-referral vs. Referral (access based on strict referral criteria only)


*For the purposes of these selection criteria the following definitions are employed:

Health Promotion: Health Promotion is a process of enabling people to increase control over, and improve their health (Ottawa Charter for Health Promotion). It is a process that not only strengthens the skills and capabilities of individuals (and groups) but is also directed towards changing social, environmental and economic conditions which affect health (World Health Organization, Health Promotion Glossary, adapted).

Primary prevention targets the well population and aims to keep those people healthy. Primary prevention involves identifying and targeting known socio-behavioural, environmental and physiological risk factors in order to prevent or delay the development of a disease. It includes the promotion of health by personal and community-wide efforts directed toward the improvement of individual lifestyles and
general living conditions while also involving specific protection against selected diseases.

Secondary prevention may target both the well population and those who are initially diagnosed with a disease. Efforts are directed at detecting and managing the disease while it is in its early stages and before any major complications occur.

Tertiary prevention targets those already diagnosed with a disease. The focus of tertiary prevention is to prevent or delay any complications that may result from the disease.

(Alberta Healthy Living Strategy Framework, 2003 and Diabetes Prevention Strategy, 2003, adapted)


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