About our work
Chronic Diseases are diseases that last a long time and require ongoing medical attention. These diseases can often be prevented and managed by lifestyle choices such as:
- healthy eating
- physical activity
- quitting smoking, and
- early detection screening.
A person’s experience with the ‘social determinants of health” can also impact whether they develop a chronic disease. The social determinants of health are the conditions where people live, learn, work, and play that affect a wide range of health and quality of life risk and outcomes.
Programs and initiatives
What we do
We provide programs and support policies that aim to prevent and manage chronic disease by making it easier for residents to make healthy choices and to improve the health of our neighborhoods. Diseases we focus on include:
- Cardiovascular Disease/Heart disease
- High Blood Pressure/Hypertension
We provide programs that promote better nutrition and physical activity. Healthy food choices and physical activity are two ways to improve our health and well-being.
Along with physical activity and nutrition, we have programs for:
- cancer and chronic disease prevention, and
- helping people with the management of long-term or chronic illnesses