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Healthy Community Development

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roanne whitticase

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Transcript of Healthy Community Development

Meagan Jewell

Erica Tung

Roanne Whitticase


Theresa Healy

Sabrina Dosanjh


Recognizing Community Realities

Building Successful Relationships

Providing Supporting Roles in the Community

Key Recommendations

Annotated Bibliography

Surveying stakeholders in each Health Service Delivery Area

Data Collection

Data Analysis

Identifying broad themes and key recommendations and actions

Report write up
Recognizing Community Realities
Community Readiness

Understanding realities of community

Establish interventions/programs unique for each community
Healthy Community Development (HCD) team:
Support and help build healthier northern communities
Add their skills, tools, resources and networks to support communities
Work with what exists in the community

Address local upstream risk factors by engaging in partnerships with local governments through the development of a systematic approach
April 1st. 2014
Healthy Community Development
Key Themes
Mentors and Mediators
Health Education and Health Literacy
Financial Assistance

Trust and Reliability

Good Communication

Shared Vision


Getting the right people involved

Acknowledging different priorities
Key Recommendations
Our Experience
First hand involvement
Conducting Surveys
Qualitative Analysis

What we've learned
Northern Health's involvement with communities
The dynamics of creating a successful partnership
Challenges and Accomplishments

Rural Urban Divide Needs Attention

Increased Public Participation and Engagement

Have the Right People Engaged

Celebrate Successes Along the Way

Educate Bottom-up: Establish Community Autonomy in Healthy Living Practices

Building Successful Relationships
Providing Supportive Roles in the Community
Key Themes: Challenges
Positive Outcomes
Bureaucratic Control

Lack of Trust

Rural vs. Urban Divide

Lack of Funding

NW-02 “Start slow: you must create an open and honest dialogue between stakeholders and community.”
Positive Outcomes
Positive Outcomes
Flexible, Adaptive, and Innovative

Important to be flexible, adaptive, and innovative when working with communities in developing programs

Identifying strengthens of what’s already in place and building off of what’s already there







NE-01 “ The healthy community development team is helping out by making the partnerships (filling the gaps): 'it' is coming now but there was a gap”
Differing Agendas
Those who bring the money to the table often think they should have more say in the matter
Working with many different organizations, they all have different wants, needs, values, perspectives, and agendas

Top Down vs Bottom Up
Decisions being made without considering the concerns of the community

Rural vs. Urban Needs
Rural communities are not prioritized
Lack of staff and resources in rural communities

Kitimat and Northern Health partnership
Quesnel- Jr. Farming Program
District of Taylor- Farm to School Program

Different Plan of Action
Hierarchical Perspective
Rural and Urban differences
Lack of Trust
Past Relationships
NW-01 “Never Give Up”
NW-04: “I’ve seen a positive shift in being open, keep it up!"
Thank you
Data Analysis

Identifying broad themes and key recommendations and actions

Report write up
Synthesizing Data
NW-03: “A challenge is the baggage people have in the community"
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