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Healthy Communities Framework

Are you a recreation professional or community leader committed to healthy eating and active living in your community? Then this resource is for you! The Healthy Communities Framework (HCF) has been designed with health and wellness champions in mind and is intended to increase community-level healthy eating and active living (HEAL) initiatives in communities across Alberta! 

As an online community development tool, this framework is composed of 7 key areas (7 Pillars) that provide suggested actions you can take to help your community build towards a healthier future. The 7 Pillars include: Policy, Places, People, Partnerships, Programs, Promotion, and Participation.

Which Pillar Should You Start With?

“Community development is the process of developing the strength and sustainability of a community.”

(Exner-Pirot, H., B. Norbye and L. Butler, 2018).