Explore tried, tested and useful strategies and resources to create healthier communities.

Community Action Focus Areas

Each focus area contains tried, tested and useful strategies for action along with tips, resources and examples to support strategy implementation in your community.

Alcohol Reduction

Alcohol use increases the risk of many health problems including some types of cancer. In 2015, about 280 new cancer cases diagnosed in Alberta were linked to this risk factor.

Cancer Screening

Cancer screening saves lives. Regular screening can help find some types of cancer before symptoms begin - even if you feel fine and enjoy a healthy lifestyle.

Healthy Eating

Eating plenty of healthy food is one way to lower the risk of certain cancers.

Mental Health

Our mental health affects how we think, feel and act. It also influences how we handle stress, work productively and contribute to our community.

Physical Activity

Regular physical activity can help reduce or prevent certain chronic diseases including cancer.

Tobacco Reduction

Tobacco use is a leading cause of preventable disease and death in Canada.

Ultraviolet Radiation (UVR) Protection

Too much sun exposure can increase the risk of skin cancer.

Financial Strain

Income is one of the most important factors that can influence health. Financial strain can be described as economic pressure that may cause stress and subsequently harm health. Anyone can experience difficulty making ends meet at any time in their life.

Each focus area contains tried, tested and useful strategies for action along with tips, resources and examples to support strategy implementation in your community.

Research Local Data

Find information on your local community with our online tools to help refine your strategies. Our Community Profiles and Community Dashboard will give you insights into where you can make a difference.

Community Profiles

Get a snapshot of how healthy your community is with your postal code or city name.

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Community Dashboard

Get a snapshot of how healthy your community is with you postal code or city name.

Visit the Community Dashboard

Want to create a healthy community? Learn more about the Alberta Healthy Communities Approach.

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