Healthy Canadians and Communities Fund: What we do

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The Healthy Canadians and Communities Fund (HCCF) encourages all sectors of society to participate in supporting healthy living. Our projects bring together partners to achieve better health outcomes for Canadians.

We aim to improve health by supporting interventions that prevent chronic disease. These include diabetes, cardiovascular disease and cancer. The behavioural risk factors for these chronic diseases include physical inactivity, unhealthy eating, and tobacco use. We fund interventions that address at least one of these risk factors. The point is to help Canadians move more, sit less, eat healthier and not smoke.

Changing health behaviors is complex. Changing health behaviours among populations facing health inequalities is even harder. Health inequalities refer to differences in the health status of individuals and groups. These differences are often related to external factors that make it difficult to lead healthy lives, including social and economic conditions. This is why we fund interventions that support Canadians who face health inequalities and are at greater risk of developing chronic disease.

The objectives of the Healthy Canadians and Communities Fund are to:

Please visit these websites for additional information on broader Government of Canada efforts on healthy eating, physical activity and tobacco.

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