Creating Supportive Environments for Healthy Eating & Physical Activity

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Creating Supportive Environments for Healthy Eating & Physical Activity Slide 2 Prevention Imperative Need for healthier Nova Scotians Increase sustainability of health care system Important for a vibrant economy Quality of life Slide 3 Prevention Framework Health Promotion - tobacco, alcohol, healthy eating, physical activity, healthy relationships, mental wellness, injury prevention Health Protection - immunization, communicable disease control - healthy & sustainable physical and built environments Early childhood development Social Determinants & Health inequities Slide 4 Prevention Approach -Shared solutions Across sectors & governments Changing environments Policy focus Targeted approaches Engagement of people and communities Slide 5 Health Impact Pyramid Increasing Population Impact Increasing Individual Effort Needed Counseling & Education Clinical Interventions Long Lasting Protective Inventions Changing the context to make individuals default decisions healthier Socioeconomic Factors From: Thomas R. Frieden, MD, MPH. American Journal of Public Health April 2010, Vol 100, No. 4 Slide 6 Slide 7 Plan and Build Healthier Communities Equip People with Skills and Knowledge for Lifelong Health Support a Healthy Start for Children and Families 1 2 4 Slide 8 Thrive! = More than a Government Strategy Slide 9 Challenges and Opportunities Slide 10