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Active Design Guide for Community Groups

NYC Health, n.d.

A guide for community groups implementing active transportation and active recreation, as well as tips for gaining community support.

View Resource Tags: Physical activity, Community, Facilities & organizations, Schools, Workplace, Physical environment

Active Design Guidelines: Promoting Physical Activity and Health in Design

Center for Active Design, 2010

These guidelines include strategies for facilitating daily physical activity through design, such as designing stairs for everyday use, providing programming and building facilities that support exercise.

View Resource Tags: Physical activity, Community, Facilities & organizations, Schools, Workplace, Physical environment

Active Transportation in Canada: A Resource and Planning Guide

Transport Canada, 2011

A 10-step guide for transportation planners and allies in developing local active transportation opportunities in Canadian communities, from conducting a situational assessment to implementation, evaluation and monitoring.

View Resource Tags: Physical activity, Community, Facilities & organizations, Schools, Workplace, Physical environment

Alberta Cancer Prevention Legacy Act, SA 2006, c A-14.2

Canadian Legal Information Institution, 2013

The Alberta Cancer Prevention Legacy Act outlines the Province of Alberta’s commitment to provincial screening programs.

View Resource Tags: Cancer screening, Community, Facilities & organizations, Workplace, Schools, Policy environment

Alberta Nutrition Guidelines for Children and Youth: A Childcare, School and Recreation/Community Centre Resource Manual

Government of Alberta, 2012

These guidelines offer facilities and organizations tools for the provision of healthy food choices in childcare and recreation facilities, schools and other community settings.

View Resource Tags: Healthy eating, Community, Workplace, Healthcare facilities, Schools, Physical environment, Policy environment

Alberta Quits, Get Support

Alberta Health Service, n.d

Head to Alberta Quits for a comprehensive overview of cessation support services in Alberta, from support groups, text and web help and community cessation programs.

View Resource Tags: Tobacco reduction, Community, Facilities & organizations, Healthcare facilities, Workplace, Schools, Physical environment

Appetite for Change: Hosting Healthy Sporting Events Toolkit

Ever Active Schools and Alberta Schools' Athletics Association, 2014

An electronic toolkit with resources to support healthy eating at sporting events. This toolkit includes research and policy examples, success stories, sample menus, posters and other communication tools.

View Resource Tags: Healthy eating, Community, Schools, Policy environment

Barrier-Free Design Guide: Design for Independence and Dignity for Everyone

Government of Alberta, 2008

A guide to support the creation of inclusive and accessible community spaces.

View Resource Tags: Physical activity, Community, Facilities & organizations, Schools, Workplace, Physical environment

Benefits of Active Transportation

Alberta Centre for Active Living, n.d.

A fact sheet on the benefits of active transportation.

View Resource Tags: Physical activity, Community, Facilities & organizations, Schools, Workplace, Physical environment

Better Choices, Better Health

Alberta Health Services, 2018

Cancer screening information and decision-making tools for community members and healthcare professionals.

View Resource Tags: Cancer screening, Community, Facilities & organizations, Workplace, Schools, Policy environment

Breast Cancer Screening: Screen Test Mobile Clinics

Alberta Health Services Cancer Screening Programs, Alberta Health Services, 2017

This website provides background, contact and scheduling information on mobile breast cancer screening vehicles in Alberta.

View Resource Tags: Cancer screening, Community, Facilities & organizations, Workplace, Healthcare facilities, Schools, Policy environment, Economic environment, Physical environment

Building Healthy Places Toolkit: Strategies for Enhancing Health in the Built Environment

Urban Land Institute, 2015

A description of strategies for enhancing health through the built environment, such as providing supportive bicycling infrastructure and encouraging daily stair use.

View Resource Tags: Physical activity, Community, Facilities & organizations, Schools, Workplace, Physical environment

Built Environment and Active Transportation

Canadian Best Practices Portal, Public Health Agency of Canada, 2016

A webpage including links to resources and best practices surrounding active transportation and the built environment.

View Resource Tags: Physical activity, Community, Facilities & organizations, Schools, Workplace, Physical environment

Bylaw 16-2016

City of Lloydminster, 2016

A bylaw that regulates businesses that sells tobacco products, waterpipes or electronic cigarettes to pay an annual fee.

View Resource Tags: Tobacco reduction, Community, Facilities & organizations, Healthcare facilities, Schools, Workplace, Economic environment

Canadian Tire Jumpstart

Canadian Tire, 2005

A Canadian program that subsidizes the cost of physical activity programming.

View Resource Tags: Physical activity, Community, Facilities & organizations, Schools, Workplace, Economic environment

Communities and Settings

Sun Smart Saskatchewan, 2017

Information on sun safety policy, design and practice options for community settings (e.g., childcare, outdoor pools and workplaces).

View Resource Tags: UV protection, Community, Facilities & organizations, Healthcare facilities, Schools, Workplace, Physical environment, Economic environment

Comprehensive School Health: Healthy School Policy

Alberta Health Services, 2018

A series of resources to guide the development and implementation of policies to create healthy school communities.

View Resource Tags: Healthy eating, Community, Workplace, Healthcare facilities, Schools, Physical environment

Designing Healthy Living: The Chief Public Health Officer's Report on the State of Public Health in Canada 2017

Public Health Agency of Canada, 2017

Examines the state of the built environment and health in Canada and recommends future actions.

View Resource Tags: General, Community, Facilities & organizations, Healthcare facilities, Schools, Workplace, Physical environment

Distribution of Local Food: Best Practices

Alberta Agriculture and Forestry, n.d.

An online resource with information on best practices for distributing local food.

View Resource Tags: Healthy eating, Community, Workplace, Healthcare facilities, Schools, Economic environment

Evaluating Health Promotion Programs: Introductory Workbook

Public Health Ontario, 2016

This document includes a step-by-step evaluation guide for health promotion programs.

View Resource Tags: General, Community, Facilities & organizations, Healthcare facilities, Schools, Workplace, Learning from experience

Evaluation Flash Cards: Embedding Evaluation Thinking in Organizational Culture

Otto Bremer Trust and Michael Quinn Patton, 2017

Flash cards designed to make key evaluation concepts easily accessible.

View Resource Tags: General, Community, Facilities & organizations, Healthcare facilities, Schools, Workplace, Learning from experience

Events

Alberta Recreation & Parks Association, 2018

A webpage with links to health education opportunities (e.g., healthy community symposiums) for community leaders and other stakeholders.

View Resource Tags: General, Community, Facilities & organizations, Healthcare facilities, Schools, Workplace, Leadership

Evidence Synthesis: Impact of Economic Incentives on Sales and Consumption of Healthier Foods, and Body Weight Status

Alberta Policy Coalition for Chronic Disease Prevention, 2015

This evidence summary explores the impact of economic incentives on the sale and consumption of healthier foods, as well as Body Mass Index (BMI) or body weight outcomes.

View Resource Tags: Healthy eating, Community, Workplace, Healthcare facilities, Schools, Economic environment

FARE: Food Action in Recreation Environments

Alberta Policy Coalition for Chronic Disease Prevention, 2016

An online toolkit with resources, including research summaries and success stories, to promote the development of healthy food and beverage policy in Alberta recreation facilities.

View Resource Tags: Healthy eating, Community, Schools, Policy environment

Food Deserts and Food Swamps: A Primer

National Collaborating Centre for Environmental Health, 2017

This resource provides a primer on food swamps and food deserts in Canada and provides examples of initiatives and interventions to increase access to and availability of healthy food options.

View Resource Tags: Healthy eating, Community, Workplace, Healthcare facilities, Schools, Economic environment, Physical environment

Health Equity

Public Health Ontario, 2017

An informative webpage with links to additional resources on adopting and applying a health equity perspective in the community.

View Resource Tags: General, Community, Facilities & organizations, Healthcare facilities, Schools, Workplace, Leadership

Health Impact Assessment

National Collaborating Center for Public Policy, 2010

Provides background information and resources on conducting a health impact assessment (HIA).

View Resource Tags: General, Community, Facilities & organizations, Healthcare facilities, Schools, Workplace, Learning from experience

Health Promotion Coordinators

Alberta Health Services, 2018

This website provides information on Alberta Health Services' provincial health promotion coordinators, who support healthy eating, active living and positive mental health among school-aged children and youth across Alberta.

View Resource Tags: Healthy eating, Community, Healthcare facilities, Schools, Workplace, Policy environment

Healthy Communities Practice Guide

Canadian Institute of Planners, 2012

Provides a framework for the interconnections between planning and community health and shows how different communities can accomplish health goals.

View Resource Tags: General, Community, Facilities & organizations, Healthcare facilities, Schools, Workplace, Physical environment

Healthy Eating Starts Here - School Nutrition: Creating Healthy Eating Environments in Schools

Alberta Health Services, n.d.

A comprehensive website with tips and resources on creating healthy, positive eating environments in schools.

View Resource Tags: Healthy eating, Community, Schools, Physical environment

Healthy Eating Starts Here: Child Care - Child Care Policy

Alberta Health Services, 2017

A summary of the Alberta childcare nutrition policy landscape to help guide policy development.

View Resource Tags: Healthy eating, Physical activity, Tobacco reduction, Community, Schools, Policy environment

Healthy Vending Toolkit

Alberta Health Services, 2016

A toolkit to help schools, workplaces, recreation facilities and community settings offer healthier options in vending machines.

View Resource Tags: Healthy eating, Community, Workplace, Healthcare facilities, Schools, Physical environment

Improving Travel Options in Small and Rural Communities

Transport Canada, 2009

This guide highlights the importance of transportation for public health and specifically outlines how small and rural communities can improve active transportation through planning, supportive land use, facility improvement, education and school-based initiatives.

View Resource Tags: Physical activity, Community, Facilities & organizations, Schools, Workplace, Physical environment

KidSport Alberta

KidSport, 2013

A Canadian program that subsidizes the cost of sport programs.

View Resource Tags: Physical activity, Community, Facilities & organizations, Schools, Workplace, Economic environment

Leadership Competencies for Public Health Practice in Canada

Community Health Nurses of Canada, 2015

Describes the foundational leadership competencies necessary to support public health practice in Canada.

View Resource Tags: General, Community, Facilities & organizations, Healthcare facilities, Schools, Workplace, Leadership

Learning How to Be a Community Leader

Community Tool Box, 2017

How to become a successful community leader, including information about community leadership, how people learn to lead and the qualities of a successful community leader.

View Resource Tags: General, Community, Facilities & organizations, Healthcare facilities, Schools, Workplace, Leadership

Living Wage Alberta

Living Wage Canada, 2013

Information on the living wage in communities across Alberta.

View Resource Tags: Mental health, Community, Workplace, Facilities & organizations, Healthcare facilities, Schools, Economic environment, Policy environment

Matrix of Like Design Considerations: Design for Safe and Healthy Communities

SunSmart, n.d.

A quick reference matrix about how shade should be considered on a wide variety of public and urban active transportation routes.

View Resource Tags: UV protection, Community, Facilities & organizations, Healthcare facilities, Schools, Workplace, Physical environment

Model School Board Tobacco Policy

Action on Smoking and Health, 2017

An example of a model school board tobacco policy, which clearly outlines population and implementation details for a variety of policy categories.

View Resource Tags: Tobacco reduction, Schools, Policy environment

Municipal Resource Hub

Action on Smoking and Health, 2018

Tools and resources to support the creation of smoke-free spaces.

View Resource Tags: Tobacco reduction, Community, Facilities & organizations, Healthcare facilities, Workplace, Schools, Policy environment, Physical environment, Economic environment

Municipal Smoking Bylaws

Action on Smoking and Health, n.d.

Chart of municipal smoking bylaws to support the creation of smoke-free spaces.

View Resource Tags: Tobacco reduction, Community, Facilities & organizations, Healthcare facilities, Workplace, Schools, Physical environment

Nudging Customers to the Healthy Choice in Recreational Settings

Alberta Policy Coalition for Chronic Disease Prevention, 2016

A summary of the 2014 research article “Choosing healthier foods in recreational sport settings: a mixed methods investigation of the impact of nudging and an economic incentive” by Dana Lee Olstad, Laksiri Goonewardene, Linda McCargar, and Kim Raine

View Resource Tags: Healthy eating, Community, Healthcare facilities, Schools, Workplace, Physical environment

Opportunities for Growth: An Urban Agriculture Toolkit

Sustain Ontario, 2017

This toolkit outlines steps that can be taken by communities to promote urban agriculture and provides examples of successful policy changes.

View Resource Tags: Healthy eating, Community, Workplace, Healthcare facilities, Schools, Economic environment

Physical Shade Structures

SunSmart, n.d.

This help sheet explores how shade changes seasonally and considers different types of shade structures.

View Resource Tags: UV protection, Community, Facilities & organizations, Healthcare facilities, Schools, Workplace, Physical environment

Positive Mental Health Toolkit

Pan-Canadian Joint Consortium for School Health, 2017

Online modules to promote positive mental health practices and perspectives within the school environment.

View Resource Tags: Mental health, Schools, Policy environment

Prevention Policy Directory

Canadian Partnership Against Cancer, n.d.

To access municipal policies related to tobacco reduction.

View Resource Tags: Tobacco reduction, Community, Facilities & organizations, Healthcare facilities, Workplace, Schools, Policy environment

Program Evaluation Toolkit

Ontario Centre of Excellence for Child and Youth Mental Health, n.d.

A comprehensive toolkit for planning, conducting and using evaluation.

View Resource Tags: General, Community, Facilities & organizations, Healthcare facilities, Schools, Workplace, Learning from experience

Resources Guide: Measuring Up Edmonton: Open Your Doors to Everyone

City of Edmonton, 2014

Section 4.1 provides an extensive list of resources for creating an accessible built environment. Section 4.2 highlights age-friendly design resources.

View Resource Tags: Physical activity, Community, Facilities & organizations, Schools, Workplace, Physical environment

Safe and Caring Schools

Alberta Education, 2018

Creating welcoming, caring, respectful and safe schools, including best-practice guidelines and legislative requirements.

View Resource Tags: Mental health, Schools, Policy environment

School Board Resource Hub

Action on Smoking and Health, 2018

Tools and resources, including a model policy, to support the development of tobacco and smoking policies in Alberta schools.

View Resource Tags: Tobacco reduction, Community, Facilities & organizations, Healthcare facilities, Workplace, Schools, Physical environment, Policy environment

Shade Audit Tool

Alberta Prevents Cancer, Alberta Health Services, n.d.

This tool can be used to assess the risk of sun exposure for outdoor workers and to evaluate the need for artificial shade structures.

View Resource Tags: UV protection, Community, Facilities & organizations, Healthcare facilities, Schools, Workplace, Physical environment

Shade Guidelines

SunSmart, 2015

Detailed information on shade quality, differences between built and natural shade, how to identify shade needs and how to plan, implement and evaluate shade projects. While aimed at an Australian audience, this information can generally be applied to any municipality.

View Resource Tags: UV protection, Community, Facilities & organizations, Healthcare facilities, Schools, Workplace, Physical environment

Shade Guidelines

Toronto Cancer Prevention Coalition, 2010

This guideline outlines recommend ways to increase shade at outdoor facilities.

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Shade Matters

Region of Waterloo Public Health and Emergency Services, n.d.

An overview of the importance of providing shade and details on shade in public, educational and private spaces.

View Resource Tags: UV protection, Community, Facilities & organizations, Healthcare facilities, Schools, Workplace, Physical environment

Shade Policy Planning

Ontario Sun Safety Working Group, n.d.

This webpage contains resources to support sun protection policy planning, including a shade policy framework, policy fact sheets and primers and policy examples.

View Resource Tags: UV protection, Community, Facilities & organizations, Schools, Workplace, Healthcare facilities, Policy environment

Six Strategic Steps for Situational Assessment

Public Health Ontario, 2015

A six-step guide for conducting a situational assessment, from identifying key questions to gathering data and proceeding with planning.

View Resource Tags: General, Community, Facilities & organizations, Healthcare facilities, Schools, Workplace, Learning from experience

Skin Cancer Prevention (Artificial Tanning) Act and Regulation 2018

Government of Alberta, 2018

This Act protects Albertans under the age of 18 and helps inform Albertans of the health risks associated with artificial tanning.

View Resource Tags: UV protection, Community, Facilities & organizations, Schools, Workplace, Healthcare facilities, Policy environment

Skin Cancer Tools and Resources by Skin Cancer Prevention Guideline

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, n.d.

This Act protects Albertans under the age of 18 and helps inform Albertans of the health risks associated with artificial tanning.

View Resource Tags: UV protection, Community, Facilities & organizations, Schools, Workplace, Healthcare facilities, Policy environment

Social Determinants of Health: The Canadian Facts

School of Healthy Policy and Management, York University, 2010

Explores how living conditions influence Canadians to stay healthy or become ill.

View Resource Tags: General, Community, Facilities & organizations, Healthcare facilities, Schools, Workplace, Economic environment

Sports Groups: Sun Protection Policy

SunSmart, 2017

This webpage includes documents supporting sun protection policies for sport groups, including an UV exposure and heat illness guide and sample policies.

View Resource Tags: UV protection, Community, Facilities & organizations, Schools, Workplace, Healthcare facilities, Policy environment

Stakeholder Engagement Tool

MEASURE Evaluation, 2011

A tool for stakeholders that outlines a systematic approach to analysis and engagement to support research, monitoring and evaluation.

View Resource Tags: General, Community, Facilities & organizations, Healthcare facilities, Schools, Workplace, Learning from experience

Stay Active, Eat Healthy

BC Recreation and Parks Association, 2016

A detailed online toolkit designed to help individuals change the food environment in recreation facilities using a step-by-step approach.

View Resource Tags: Healthy eating, Community, Workplace, Healthcare facilities, Schools, Physical environment

Steps for Municipal Politicians and Staff to Implement a Smoke-Free Outdoor Places Bylaw in BC Municipalities

Action on Smoking and Health, n.d.

A step-by-step guide for municipal politicians to implement smoke-free outdoor places bylaws.

View Resource Tags: Tobacco reduction, Community, Facilities & organizations, Healthcare facilities, Schools, Workplace, Physical environment

Steps to Creating a School Nutrition Policy: A Step by Step Toolkit

Alberta Health Services, 2012

A step-by-step guide to creating a healthy eating policy in a school community.

View Resource Tags: Healthy eating, Community, Schools, Policy environment

Suggested Policy Statements and Actions

SunSmart, 2017

This document includes suggested policy statements to help municipal councils develop UV policies for urban design, sport and recreation settings, community events and public facilities. While aimed at an Australian audience, this information can generally be applied to any municipality.

View Resource Tags: UV protection, Community, Facilities & organizations, Schools, Workplace, Healthcare facilities, Policy environment

Summary of School Board Tobacco Policies in Alberta

Action on Smoking and Health, 2017

This chart summarizes tobacco policies that are currently enforced in different school boards in the province of Alberta.

View Resource Tags: Tobacco reduction, Schools, Policy environment

Sunscreens

Government of Canada, 2017

Sunscreen safety tips and information on different types of sunscreens and how sunscreens protect your health.

View Resource Tags: UV protection, Community, Facilities & organizations, Schools, Workplace, Physical environment, Economic environment

Sunsense: Sun Safety Policy Guidelines for Schools

Canadian Cancer Society, 2016

This guideline encourages the implementation of sun safe practices in schools to maximize the enjoyment and health benefits associated with regular outdoor activities.

View Resource Tags: UV protection, Community, Facilities & organizations, Schools, Workplace, Healthcare facilities, Policy environment

The Alberta Mental Health Act: A Guide for Mental Health Service User and Caregivers

Canadian Mental Health Association, 2010

Helps community members understand actions permitted under the Alberta Mental Health Act and how the Act might affect individual’s rights. Intended to provide info for individuals to advocate for themselves or another person affected by the Act.

View Resource Tags: Mental health, Community, Facilities & organizations, Healthcare facilities, Schools, Workplace, Policy environment

The Cost of Healthy Eating in Alberta

Alberta Health Services, 2017

Provides a conservative estimate of the average monthly cost of a basic, healthy diet for all Albertans who are two years of age and older.

View Resource Tags: Healthy eating, Community, Workplace, Healthcare facilities, Schools, Economic environment

The Health and Economic Impact of a Tax on Sugary Drinks in Alberta

Amanda C. Jones & David Hammond, 2017

A report outlining the health and economic benefits of a levy on sugar-sweetened beverages in Alberta.

View Resource Tags: Healthy eating, Community, Workplace, Healthcare facilities, Schools, Economic environment

The WHO Mental Health Policy and Service Guidance Package

World Health Organization, 2018

A comprehensive guide to mental health policy and service development, including checklists and modules to support policy development and service planning.

View Resource Tags: Mental health, Community, Facilities & organizations, Healthcare facilities, Schools, Workplace, Policy environment

Tips for Creating Healthier Concession Stands

Region of Waterloo Public Health and Emergency Services, n.d.

A two-pager outlining tips for creating healthier concession stands.

View Resource Tags: Healthy eating, Community, Workplace, Healthcare facilities, Schools, Physical environment

Tips to Promote Healthier Food and Beverage Options

Region of Waterloo Public Health and Emergency Services, n.d.

A two-pager with tips on marketing healthier food and beverage options.

View Resource Tags: Healthy eating, Community, Workplace, Healthcare facilities, Schools, Physical environment

Tobacco and Smoke-Free Environment Policy

AlbertaQuits, Alberta Health Services, n.d.

A resource to assist with enforcing Alberta Health Services' tobacco and smoke-free policy, including learning videos on engaging vulnerable populations.

View Resource Tags: Tobacco reduction, Community, Facilities & organizations, Healthcare facilities, Workplace, Schools, Physical environment

Tobacco and Smoke-Free Environments Policy

AlbertaQuits, Alberta Health Services, n.d.

A resource assists with enforcing Alberta Health Services' tobacco and smoke-free policy, including learning videos on engaging vulnerable populations

View Resource Tags: Tobacco reduction, Community, Facilities & organizations, Healthcare facilities, Schools, Workplace, Physical environment

Tobacco Reduction in Alberta

Government of Alberta, n.d.

Information on provincial measures that have been put in place to restrict tobacco use in Alberta.

View Resource Tags: Tobacco reduction, Community, Facilities & organizations, Healthcare facilities, Schools, Workplace, Physical environment

Tobacco Retail Legislation Database

Ontario Tobacco Research Unit, 2017

Follow the link Start using the Retail Legislation Database now, to find a database with retail-oriented policies and legislation on tobacco control.

View Resource Tags: Tobacco reduction, Community, Facilities & organizations, Healthcare facilities, Schools, Workplace, Economic environment

Toolkit to Healthier Communities - Influencing Healthy Public Policies

Ontario Chronic Disease Prevention Alliance, 2011

This toolkit is designed for anyone who wants to advance healthy policy in their community or encourage change at the local level.

View Resource Tags: General, Community, Facilities & organizations, Healthcare facilities, Schools, Workplace, Policy environment

Universal Design Handbook: Building Accessible and Inclusive Environments

City of Calgary, 2010

This handbook includes helpful check-lists for creating barrier-free public spaces.

View Resource Tags: Physical activity, Community, Facilities & organizations, Schools, Workplace, Physical environment

Using Asset Mapping for Asset-Based Community Development

Tamarack: An Institute for Community Engagement, 2015

This webpage provides users with an introduction to community asset mapping and an example tool and how-to for understanding and utilizing existing strengths in the community.

View Resource Tags: General, Community, Facilities & organizations, Healthcare facilities, Schools, Workplace, Learning from experience

Valuing Mental Health

Alberta Mental Health Review Committee, 2015

Recommendations to assist the Government of Alberta strengthen and update addictions and mental health services for Alberta.

View Resource Tags: Mental health, Community, Facilities & organizations, Healthcare facilities, Schools, Workplace, Policy environment

Well-Being Through Physical Spaces

Simon Fraser University, N.D.

Builds awareness about the impact of physical space on health and wellbeing.

View Resource Tags: Mental health, Community, Facilities & organizations, Healthcare facilities, Schools, Workplace, Physical environment

Work in Progress: Community Leadership Development

United Way of Calgary and Area, 2010

A discussion paper on community leadership development, which provides guidance and information on developing community and neighbourhood leaders.

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Working Together to Support Mental Health in Alberta Schools

Government of Alberta, 2017

How to build a shared understanding of how schools, community partners and the Alberta government can support student mental health.

View Resource Tags: Mental health, Schools, Policy environment