Presentation on theme: "Creating Supportive Environments for Healthy Eating & Physical Activity."— Presentation transcript:
Creating Supportive Environments for Healthy Eating & Physical Activity
Prevention Imperative Need for healthier Nova Scotians –Increase sustainability of health care system –Important for a vibrant economy –Quality of life
Prevention Framework Health Promotion - tobacco, alcohol, healthy eating, physical activity, healthy relationships, mental wellness, injury prevention Health Protection - immunization, communicable disease control - healthy & sustainable physical and built environments Early childhood development Social Determinants & Health inequities
Prevention Approach -Shared solutions Across sectors & governments –Changing environments –Policy focus –Targeted approaches –Engagement of people and communities
Health Impact Pyramid Increasing Population Impact Increasing Individual Effort Needed Counseling & Education Clinical Interventions Long Lasting Protective Inventions Changing the context to make individuals’ default decisions healthier Socioeconomic Factors From: Thomas R. Frieden, MD, MPH. American Journal of Public Health April 2010, Vol 100, No. 4
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