Population health promotion approach 

The Population Health Promotion approach focuses on the factors that determine the health of the entire population. This is more than simply providing health information or teaching personal skills, it works to create environments and healthy public policy that support healthy lifestyles.

Prince Albert Parkland Health Region has staff members who work with community organizations to support healthy environments where people work, live & play.

Peggi-Lynn Gatin
Health Promotion Coordinator
McIntosh Mall, 800 Central Ave, Prince Albert
Larissa Swityk-Conacher
Health Promotion Coordinator
Spiritwood and District Health Complex

In addition to the specific individuals, healthy lifestyle promotion work is done in programs such as public health, chronic disease management, dietitians, and others.

Key Population Health Promotion areas are:

Active Communities

Focus on supporting environments that encourage people to be physical activity daily; at school, at work, at home and in the community.

Work with community agencies and initiatives that support physical activity:

  • Youth Take the Lead physical activity leadership in schools. Rotary Trail, School /Neighborhoods Travel Plans, After School Recreation programs, Active Saskatchewan.
  • Assist agencies working to decrease the financial barriers for children & youth to participating in organized physical activity i.e.) Sask. Culture Creative Kids, Sask. Sport Kids Sport, Dream Brokers, Canadian Tire Jumpstart, and others.  

Access to nutritional foods

Focus on supporting healthy built environments to increase accessibility of healthy food within neighbourhoods and public spaces.

Support schools, workplaces and recreation facilities with implementing nutrition guidelines and policies. i.e.) Healthy canteen choices at schools, workplaces and recreation facilities etc.

Work in partnership with community based agencies and initiatives such as

  • Community Good Food Box Programs
  • Community Gardens and Kitchens
  • Prince Albert Food Coalition and Prince Albert Food Bank
  • School & Community Dental Health programs

Find out what is available from Public Health Nutrition Services.   

Mental well being

Work with community agencies and initiatives that support mental wellbeing of the individual, family and community.

  • Parent support programs, Maternal Health, Moms & Tots, Kidsfirst, Family Literacy.
  • Housing Strategy; Homeward Bound Program
  • Anti Poverty strategy

Find out what services are available for Mental Health.

Decreased substance use & abuse

Creating environments that support Healthy lifestyle choices, where people work, live and play.

  • Advocate for Tobacco Free Policies for community outdoor recreation facilities and rinks.
  • Addiction & Drug awareness resources , events and initiatives i.e.) Hooked on Fishing not
    on Drugs, Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder committee, P.A. Addiction Awareness committee.

Find out what is available from Addiction Services.   

Dental Health Promotion

Working with health professionals, schools, community groups & service providers to support good oral health and its connection to healthy foods and overall wellbeing.

Promote public awareness of oral health issues i.e.) print resources, media, health fairs, school community displays, and Dental Health Month

Provide Dental Health consultation and resource information to individuals, families, schools, community groups.

Find out what is available from Dental Health Services.

Safety & Injury Prevention

School & Community Safety education and prevention provided in partnership with ABI Education & Prevention

Safe driving, Bike safety, ATV, Snowmobile safety and Falls prevention.

School & community sport concussion training and policy development

See here for more information about Brain Injuries, including education and prevention programs.

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