health equity; resulting in healthier communities. Today, communities are seeking a more sustainable approach to improve the quality
of life. This requires communities to focus on finding equitable balance among social, economic, environmental and cultural factors.
Our Goal is to improve the quality of life and increase the health capacity of communties. Health communities are characterized by: a strong
sense of place," a vision that is embraced and actively promoted by all of the key sectors of society and a place that builds on their assets and
dares to be innovative.
Our Approach believes transformational and sustainable change is grounded in knowledge. The opportunity for change is achievable through
research and planning to help communities become healthier & increase their capacity to remain healthy.
Our Philosophy advocates that healthy communities continually create and improve physical and social environments, expand resources
which enable people to mutually support each other, developing to their maximum potential and improving the quality of life for its residents.