- Healthy Kids Initiative (launched December 2012)
- Basic Training Community Health Initiative (completed!)
Healthy Kids Initiative (launched December 2012)
Our community is currently facing an epidemic of children with unhealthy lifestyles that impacts on their ability to learn, their social development, and their risk of serious chronic disease. Improving the health and wellbeing of the most vulnerable segment of our community is now CHHCF’s top priority.
Our largest initiative over the next year and beyond will be working with a growing team of partners to ensure that our youth are informed, motivated, and supported in making healthy choices.
The initiative is based on a program developed and supported by BC Children’s Hospital and led by Dr. Shazhan Ahmed. The premise is essentially a consistent communication message around four tenets, known as 5-2-1-0, that has been successful in many other communities around the world.
To be successful, this initiative needs to be supported and implemented by EVERYONE that engages with children and youth in our community. We are pleased to have already created partnerships with numerous organizations, including:
- Chilliwack Division of Family Practice
- Ministry of Children and Family Development
- Healthy Chilliwack Stewardship Council
- University of the Fraser Valley
- Chilliwack Board of Education
- Chilliwack and District Real Estate Board
- Local pharmacists, fitness instructors, nutritionists
You’ll be hearing more about the program over the coming months, but in the meanwhile:
- If you are an organization that connects with youth and can help us distribute program materials, please call us.
- If you can support this initiative financially, you’ll be making a huge difference in the lives of an entire generation.
- If you want to get your family on the program right now, download the 5-2-1-0 action plan.
Basic Training Community Health Initiative (completed!)
The proper care and feeding of humans is not that complicated! And the simple fact is that if we take proper care of our bodies, we’ll be healthier and happier.
Most of us know that. Most of us have a lot of excuses for not doing what we know we should do, and doing what we know we shouldn’t.
So here’s the deal. We are ALL going to take some responsibility for our own well-being, and we’re going to work together to help each other the best we can to get back to basics.
Are you in?