Presentation on theme: "On the Path to Better Health Mary Collins, Director, BC Healthy Living Alliance Secretariat."— Presentation transcript:
On the Path to Better Health Mary Collins, Director, BC Healthy Living Alliance Secretariat
On the Path to Better Health Objective: – Celebrate BCHLA’s 10-year anniversary – Take stock of the progress to date – Look forward to the decade ahead
On the Path to Better Health Part One: Celebrating BCHLA’s 10 Year Journey Part Two: Where Are We On The Path? CD Incidence: Heart Disease, Lung Cancer and Diabetes Protective and Risk Factors Connection with Mental Health The Health Gap Part Three: Where Do We Go From Here? Approaches: universal -> targeted
The Physical and Mental Health Connection “[Mental illness] and chronic disease are frequently associated; the evidence, course, and outcomes are affected by the presence of the others.” - CDC (US) Public Health Action Plan to Integrate Mental Health Promotion and Mental Illness Prevention with Chronic Disease Prevention 2011-2015
The Health Gap British Columbians who live in our poorest communities are between 24% and 91% more likely to die early from: » cancer (24%), » respiratory diseases (53%), » circulatory diseases (65%) and » diabetes (91%).
On the Path to Better Health Part Three: Where do we go from here? Tobacco Control – lessons and new areas Healthier Communities Supporting Healthier Eating Alcohol Moderation Closing the Health Gap
On the Path to Better Health Part Three: Where do we go from here? Place-based Approaches and Social Pediatrics A Healthy Start in Life Settings: Schools and Workplaces First Nations Information Technology Whole of Government, Whole of Society