Infographic: Achieving Healthier Weights in Canada’s Communities

Population Health Intervention Research

Phase I: Design, implement and adopt (~12 months)

  • Innovative Population Health Interventions
  • Address underlying factors
  • 37 Projects funded
  • Focus on children, youth and families to achieve healthy weights
  • Supportive workplaces and schools
  • Healthy conditions
  • For rural, remote, Northern and underserved communities to achieve healthy weights
  • The design, development, adaptation and implementation of innovative population health interventions including the development of partnerships

Phase II: Expanded implementation, partnerships and evaluation (up to 4 years)

  • Populations
  • Communities in rural, urban, remote and Northern locations
  • 101 communities
  • 12 provinces and territories
  • Over 33,000 individuals
  • 9800 professionals, practitioners and service providers, 400 policy makers and over 12,000 members of the general public
  • 11 projects funded
  • Interventions
  • Food security
  • Increased access to healthy food choices, preparation & preservation for individuals living in higher-risk communities
  • School & family-based initiatives
  • Improved coordination of policies, services & infrastructure to create supportive environments
  • Northern Community-based initiatives
  • Focus on youth leadership, improved healthy food and activity options with culturally relevant activities
  • Supportive Social and Physical environments
  • Increased awareness of Aboriginal cultures and integration of existing local resources
  • Improved Knowledge of healthy behaviours
  • Partners
  • Intersectoral partners such as:
    • Grocery Stores
    • Inuit Community Governments
    • School boards
    • Municipalities
    • Wellness groups
  • 262 organizations
    • Ministry of Parks & Recreation
    • Natural Resources & Education
    • Provincial, territorial, municipal or local level
  • Evaluations
    • Intervention outcomes and processes measured across multiple sites
  • Expanded implementation and delivery of interventions with partners, including evaluation of the population health intervention in several sites

Phase III: scale up, knowledge mobilization and policy change (up to 3 years)

  • Scale up
  • Increase the reach and impact of successful interventions to benefit more people and to foster sustainable policy and program development
  • Leverage existing partnerships and program
  • Integrate into existing systems and policy
  • New opportunities
  • Engage policy makers
  • Increase the likelihood that the results of the program will be applied
  • Increase the reach and impact of successful interventions to benefit more people and to foster sustainable policy and program development
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