Peace Region communities receive healthy living grants

Grants have been distributed from a variety of Northern Health programs, such as Healthy Eating, Active Living (HEAL), Heal for Your Heart, Men’s Health and Tobacco Reduction, to name a few.

Julie Kerr, Northern Health’s director of population health, says her company is dedicated to spreading information regarding the importance of a health lifestyle.

"Northern Health is committed to partnering with communities to support good health where people live, learn, work, play and grow. These small investments in grass roots initiatives support significant changes in people’s health choices, increase social capital as community members work together, and will help reduce chronic disease and injuries in our region."

For more information on the IMAGINE grant, visit Northern Health's official website.

The 2012 IMAGINE grants have been awarded to the following Northeast communities in B.C.

Fort St. John

Treaty 8Tribal Association – Wellness Program (HEAL for your HEART)

Fort St. John Child Care and Resource and Referral – Fire Safety Theme Boxes & Home Alone Program (Injury Prevention)

Treaty 8Tribal Association Wellness Program (True North Strong and Tobacco Free)

DARE – North Peace DARE program 2011 (True North Strong and Tobacco Free)



Saulteau First Nations – HIV & AIDS Task Force (HIV)


Dawson Creek

Dawson Creek Literacy Society- Healthy Food Box Program (HEAL)

South Peace Building Learning Together – Nutrition and Family Fun (HEAL)

Dawson Creek Harm Reduction Committee – Preparing Communities (HIV)


Fort Nelson

Fort Nelson Family Development Society – Community Garden Enhancement Program (HEAL)

Fort Nelson Community Literacy Society – Community Kitchen & Canning Training (HEAL)

Fort Nelson First Nation – Promoting Health and Wellness (HEAL for your HEART)

Fort Nelson First Nation – HIV Awareness I, II, III (HIV)

Fort Nelson First Nation- Promoting Health and Wellness One Activity at a Time (Injury Prevention)

Fort Nelson First Nation – Improve Your Driving Skills (Road Health)

Fort Nelson First Nation – Smoking is not for me (True North Strong and Tobacco Free)

Hudson’s Hope

Hudson Hope Running Club – Hudson Hope School Running Club (HEAL for your HEART)

Tumbler Ridge

Seniors Corner- Cycling Through All Seasons (HEAL for your HEART)



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