Presentation on theme: "Healthy Kids Alberta! Stakeholder Forum Neil MacDonald Acting Assistant Deputy Minister Public Health Division Alberta Health and Wellness."— Presentation transcript:
Healthy Kids Alberta! Stakeholder Forum Neil MacDonald Acting Assistant Deputy Minister Public Health Division Alberta Health and Wellness
EMPLOYMENT, IMMIGRATION and INDIUSTRY CHILDREN’S SERVICE MUNICIPAL AFFAIRS and HOUSING TOURISM, PARKS, RECREATION and CULTURE SENIORS AND COMMUNITY SUPPORTS AADAC ALBERTA MENTAL HEALTH BOARD INFRASTRUCTURE AND TRANSPORTATION INTERNATIONAL, INTERGOVERNMENTAL and ABORIGINAL RELATIONS Healthy Kids Alberta!
Healthy Kids Alberta! (HKA): Focuses on Wellness Is for all children and youth Recognizes the roles of parents/guardians, families and communities Builds on success to create new opportunities
3 Key Wellness Areas: Encouraging Healthy Eating Promoting Active Living Building Resiliency
AHW Healthy Weights Initiative Regional Health Promotion Coordinators Social Marketing Campaign Child and Youth Nutrition Guidelines
AHW Healthy Weights Initiative Wellness Fund for Healthy School Communities Healthy School Communities Award
Support for Active Living TPRC - funds Be Fit For Life Centres and provincial recreation and sport associations and projects to support the Active Living Strategy (through ASRPWF) Education – Daily Physical Activity Initiative and wellness curricula and resources
Building Resiliency Children’s Services - workshop series reaching parents in over 60 videoconferencing sites AADAC – involves teachers and parents in school strategies to prevent substance abuse and gambling problems.
HKA! Healthy Alberta School Communities Positive Futures Surveillance
POSITIVE FUTURES The Framework identifies 3 strategic directions to optimize mental health Building capacity Removing or reducing risks Providing support and treatment
Healthy Alberta School Communities “Integrating health promotion and the concept of wellness into all aspects of the school community improves physical, mental and social health, as well as the outcomes of student learning.” The European Network of Health Promoting Schools: The Alliance of Education and Health. Mary Stewart Brown, Vivian Barnekow Rasmussen, David Rivett, International Planning Committee 1999.
Strategic directions to create healthy Alberta school communities: Leadership Review/Research Innovation Partnership Shared Learning
Today, it’s your turn to contribute to Healthy Kids Alberta!