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WZCHP phase 1 summary

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Community
Health Planning
in the
Western Zone
Annapolis - Kings  - Lunenburg - Queens - Digby - Clare - Shelburne - Yarmouth
2019-2022
Update winter 2018
Your Voice for a Healthy Community
Outside of Health Services, what can your community do to improve your health?
Community Health Board (CHB) volunteers live in our communities and are dedicated to helping people and communities.
Your voice is an important part of the change in your community. We want to know what prevents you from being the healthiest you can be.
How do you make a Community Health Plan?
11
Community
Health
Boards
7
counties
The Goal:
Identify 4 Community
Health Priorities &
2 recommendations for each priority
The ingredients:
in 2 languages
2 surveys
on paper & online
  • English et français
  • Digby, Yarmouth & Shelburne surveyed in 2015
  • Annapolis, Kings, Lunenburg & Queens surveyed in 2017
English
français
3,300
comments
sorted into themes
3,000
surveys
completed
+ many community conversations
What does a healthy community look like to you?
What prevents you from being healthy right now?
We heard that people are looking for opportunities for connection and inclusion in supportive community environments.
We heard that people have challenges with availability and access to healthy living, recreation, and wellness programs in their communities.
We heard that people experience a variety of issues finding or maintaining safe, affordable, appropriate Housing.
We heard that people have difficulty accessing healthy food because of cost, availability, transportation, and lack of food skills/knowledge.
What did people say in the comments?
  • Working together upstream to improve Food Security;
  • Availability & Access to Healthy Living, Recreation, & Wellness Programs;
  • Working together upstream on issues of safe, affordable, appropriate Housing;
  • Opportunities for Connection & Inclusion in Supportive Community Environments?
Together, how do we create Health Promotion partnerships and overcome barriers for all community members to equitably attain optimal wellness – socially, emotionally, and physically – with regard to:
This spring, we will be inviting stakeholders to continue this conversation to help us dig deeper and answer these questions.
four   priorities to   explore
What's next?