Healthy Homes & Healthy Communities

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School of Public Health, University of Alberta
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The Centre for Healthy Communities, School of Public Health at the University at the of Alberta is pleased to share that the Healthy Homes & Healthy Communities website is now live at www.healthycommunitiesathome.ca. Please feel free to share the website widely within your networks. 
 
Within its current scope, the website is meant to support stakeholders in developing a common language and knowledge about key factors that support healthy communities and homes in Alberta under nine key factors:

  • Child- and Age-Friendliness
  • Healthy Homes
  • Neighbourhood Design
  • Social Environment
  • Housing
  • Transportation
  • Food Environment
  • Natural Environment
  • Economic Development

This website was developed through scientific and practice-based evidence and through the input of many individuals from a diverse range of organizations, all of whom are intended audiences for this website. These included:

  • Real estate professionals
  • Urban and rural planners
  • Land developers
  • Researchers
  • Municipal representatives
  • Community organizations
  • Social services organizations
  • Health services representatives
  • Public health representatives
  • Consumers

In 2021 a literature review was completed to understand what evidence-informed resources and recommendations are currently available to support healthy home- and healthy community-related decision making. The findings were published in the report, Healthy homes and healthy communities in a post-COVID Alberta: What Canadian resources and recommendations exist?

With future additional resources and funding, the CHC aims to continue to build this website over the coming years, adding new up-to-date information as it becomes available, examples to support and inspire, resources for communities, and interactive media (e.g., podcasts, videos, learning modules). 
  
For questions about the project or the website, please contact the Centre for Healthy Communities at healthy.communities@ualberta.ca 

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