The Department of Health and Community Services is providing more than $154,000 in funding to six regional wellness coalitions to promote health and wellness in Newfoundland and Labrador.
The coalition facilitates, supports, and bridges health promotion work between Newfoundland and Labrador Health Services and communities throughout the province. The Wellness Coalitions bring together individuals, groups, organizations and schools interested in working on common health and wellness initiatives in their respective regions. This work is completed through networking and capacity building opportunities, community workshops and events, community grant programs, communication platforms and education and training sessions.
The six wellness coalitions, integrated within the Newfoundland and Labrador Health Services, are located in:
- Avalon East;
- Northern; and
The funding is aligned with the Provincial Government’s efforts to support health promotion and wellness with a focus on healthy eating, physical activity, living smoke and vape free, supporting new parents, child and youth development, injury prevention, and mental health promotion.
The NL Health Accord provides a comprehensive list of recommendations for re-imagining health care in order to address the needs of people in communities throughout Newfoundland and Labrador, including supporting health promotion and wellness.
“We recognize the valuable role regional wellness coalitions play in promoting public health awareness, education and prevention measures. This funding will allow individuals, families, groups, organizations, and the school community to work together on common health and wellness initiatives through sharing of resources, networking, community workshops, and education and training sessions.”
Honorable Tom Osborne
Minister of Health and Community Services
“Newfoundland and Labrador Health Services recognize the important role that Wellness Coalitions play in engaging and empowering groups and organizations to take action in their local communities. The funding will support ongoing efforts to improve the health and well-being of individuals and communities throughout the province.”
Darla King, Vice President of Transformation-Well-being
Newfoundland and Labrador Health Services
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