About Calgary at a Glance
“Calgary at a Glance” provides snapshot profiles of over 100 local, Calgary-based coalitions2 and organizations whose efforts benefit, influence and/or involve the prevention of chronic disease (specifically cardiovascular diseases, diabetes and cancer) through the promotion of active living, healthy eating and the reduction of tobacco use and exposure to second-hand smoke. Also included in this inventory are 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.
Profiles in “Calgary at a Glance” are not limited to those working directly in the health promotion/chronic disease prevention field. A truly comprehensive approach to health promotion and chronic disease prevention requires input from all sectors of society. Therefore, every effort has been made to include profiles from coalitions and organizations in the wide variety of sectors.
This document is a resource for health promotion practitioners and others working to improve the health of Calgarians. It is hoped that this document will be used in program planning to identify current trends in active living, healthy eating and tobacco reduction, to encourage connections with like or complementary initiatives, and to enhance collaborative efforts around health promotion and chronic disease prevention in Calgary.
“The prerequisites and prospects for health cannot be ensured by the health sector alone. More importantly, health promotion demands coordinated action by all concerned: by governments, by health and other social and economic sectors, by nongovernmental and voluntary organizations, by local authorities, by industry and by the media.
People in all walks of life are involved as individuals, families and communities.
Professional and social groups and health personnel have a major responsibility to mediate between differing interests in society for the pursuit of health.
Health promotion strategies and programmes should be adapted to the local
needs and possibilities of individual countries and regions to take into
account differing social, cultural and economic systems.”
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Copyright © September 2004 Calgary Chronic Disease Network. All rights reserved. Please do not modify the printed document without permission from the Calgary Chronic Disease Network.
Calgary at a Glance: An inventory of resources on active living, healthy eating and tobacco reduction
Prepared by Susan Kehoe, M.A. (Project Consultant) with valuable participation by members of the Calgary Chronic Disease Network (formerly the Calgary Cardiovascular Network) and Connecting Local and National Strategies (CLANS) workshop participants.
For additional copies of the printed document contact:
Calgary Chronic Disease Network Secretariat
Copies of the printed document may be downloaded at www.hearthealthcalgary.com
Funding for the research, development, verification, and finalization of this publication was provided by the Population Health Fund, Health Canada. The opinions expressed in Calgary at a Glance (Web & printed) publications are those of the authors/researchers and do not necessarily reflect the official views of Health Canada.
Funding for the initial printing of the printed publication was provided
by Becel Heart Health Information Bureau.
2 ‘Coalition’ refers to collaborative initiatives
such as coalitions, networks, partnerships, and alliances. ‘Organization’
refers to organizational entities such as organizations, agencies, and
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