Healthy Kids Alberta! - Alberta Centre for Child, Family & Community

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Healthy Kids Alberta!
Stakeholder Forum
Neil MacDonald
Acting Assistant Deputy Minister
Public Health Division
Alberta Health and Wellness
EMPLOYMENT,
IMMIGRATION
and
INDIUSTRY
PUBLIC HEALTH AGENCY
OF CANADA
ADVANCED
EDUCATION
and
TECHNOLOGY
CHILDREN’S
SERVICE
MUNICIPAL AFFAIRS
and
HOUSING
Healthy
Kids
Alberta!
TOURISM,
PARKS,
RECREATION
and CULTURE
HEALTH AND
WELLNESS
SENIORS AND
COMMUNITY
SUPPORTS
EDUCATION
SOLICITOR
GENERAL&
PUBLIC SECURITY
INTERNATIONAL,
INTERGOVERNMENTAL
and
ABORIGINAL RELATIONS
AADAC
ALBERTA MENTAL
HEALTH BOARD
INFRASTRUCTURE AND
TRANSPORTATION
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!
Positive
Futures
Healthy
Alberta
School
Communities
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:
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Leadership
Review/Research
Innovation
Partnership
Shared Learning
Today, it’s
your turn to
contribute to
Healthy
Kids
Alberta!

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