Health Promotion Newsletter

We all have our own definition of what health is, means and what makes us more or less healthy. In the past, people said that being healthy meant not being sick. We now know that there is more to health than the absence of illness.

According to the World Health Organization, health promotion is the process of enabling people to increase control over and to improve their health. It moves beyond a focus on individual behaviours towards a wide range of social and environmental interventions. This definition suggests that the work to improve health must be targeted to an entire population and not just the individual.

This truly drives the work that Population and Public Health, Health Promotion does. The RQHR Health Promotion Department is pleased to share with you some of our programs and services offered throughout our region by a team of innovative, passionate and dedicated staff. These initiatives can only be successful and sustainable when done in collaboration with our partners. We hope you enjoy our newsletter and do not hesitate to make the connection. Reach out and let us know if we can work with you to help“make the healthy choice the easy choice."

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