This resource lets you learn how public health can work more closely with community planners, developers and other stakeholders to ensure that planning and development issues are looked at through a health lens.
Based on the findings of a multiple case study, these infographics provide an overview of the policy development process and how it relates to active transportation policies in three Canadian municipalities.
“We have engineered physical activity out of our daily lives,” says Dr. David Mowat. In this video he discusses how urban planning is a health issue and what we can do to address it.
“Active transportation has tremendous health benefits,” says Dr. Scott Wooder. In this video, he discusses how active transportation is really about health-care savings.
“We can create a direct line between active transportation and our health,” says Jennifer Keesmaat. In this video, she discusses costs in terms of infrastructure investments.
A new landmark report, Population Health in Canada’s Largest Cities, assesses differences in the cancer risks of populations in Canada’s largest cities. Led by the Canadian Partnership Against Cancer, the report finds that western municipalities overall have healthier lifestyles than their eastern counterparts, and better cancer risk profiles as a result.