Calgary at a Glance
In November 2003, the Calgary Chronic Disease Network (CCN)1 , formerly the Calgary Cardiovascular Network, hosted a 2 ½ day planning workshop called CLANS (Connecting Local and National Strategies). The purpose of the workshop was to bring together groups and organizations in Calgary that are committed to health promotion and chronic disease prevention to develop a mutually supportive, coordinated, partnership-based action plan for the city for implementation over the next three to five years. The workshop focused on the importance of active living, healthy eating and tobacco reduction and their relation to chronic disease prevention (specifically cardiovascular diseases, cancer and diabetes).
The first part of the workshop focused on workshop resources and information sharing. “Calgary at a Glance: An inventory of resources on active living, healthy eating and tobacco reduction” was developed as a resource for workshop participants and proved to be a key information sharing tool.
The purpose of the document was to:
Workshop participants evaluated “Calgary at a Glance” as a very useful tool that increased their awareness around existing local resources and programs in the area of chronic disease prevention and health promotion. Participants recommended:
In March 2004, the Calgary Chronic Disease Network received additional
funding from Health Canada for the verification and further dissemination
of “Calgary at a Glance”, including the development of “Calgary
at a Glance” as a web-based resource.
1 In June 2004, the Calgary Cardiovascular Network (CCN) expanded
its mandate to encompass the four most prevalent ‘chronic’
diseases: cardiovascular diseases, cancer, diabetes and obesity. It was
resolved that the Calgary Cardiovascular Network change its name to “Calgary
Chronic Disease Network” to reflect this broadened scope. The acronym
‘CCN’ remained unchanged.
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