Through the CLASP project, seven coalitions have been funded to integrate and build upon their practices to prevent cancer and other chronic diseases having similar determinants.
||The NCCHPP is a partner in one of these funded coalitions, Healthy Canada by Design. The main goal of this coalition is to inspire change in the ways in which the built environment is currently developed, by influencing the policies that inform it. Gathering numerous partners from six health authorities, each of which is a member of the Urban Public Health Network (UPHN), the focus of this coalition is specifically the built environment of Canada's large urban centres. |
For more information on this project: Healthy Canada by Design CLASP Initiative: Health Authorities' Project Summaries
Knowledge exchange colloquium
Many knowledge exchange opportunities were made possible through the Healthy Canada by Design coalition. The Centre's François Gagnon participated in a day-long colloquium held in Vancouver on November 24, 2010. Click here to consult the presentations
François Gagnon also facilitated a working group session during this colloquium. The objective for this session was to learn how to analyze coalitions of actors within regional health authorities. The document which follows is based on the notes taken during the workshop.
The Healthy Canada by Design Initiative, with which the NCCHPP has been affiliated since 2009, is funded through the Health Canada - Canadian Partnership Against Cancer's Coalitions Linking Action to Science and Prevention (CLASP) program. To learn more about the Healthy Canada by Design (HCBD) CLASP Initiative, see the HCBD CLASP website.