Population Health Promotion

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Active Living in Heartland
Developing Primary Health Care (PHC) services across the region is a priority for the Heartland Health Region. PHC is based on four pillars: Teams, Information, Access and Healthy Living. Heartland is addressing the Healthy Living pillar with a variety of approaches, including the promotion of active living.

Physical activity affects many aspects of life. It reduces stress, increases energy, helps achieve and maintain a healthy body weight, and is associated with decreased risk of chronic diseases like diabetes, cardiovascular disease and some types of cancer.

Heartland’s Diabetes Strategy Committee Prevention Team has incorporated active living into its working plan. The group includes health care professionals, population based practitioners, intersectoral partners and community members. The Prevention Team works with schools, workplaces and communities to organize activities that encourage people to get moving. For example, the team has organized pedometer challenges and training for fitness leaders. It helps sites and communities to meet in motion requirements, and maintains community physical activity and recreation contact lists. Projects are reviewed and revised on an annual basis.

In addition, the Population Health Promotion department works with communities to develop strategies to address and remove barriers that make it hard for residents to choose healthy lifestyles. Partnerships all other community agencies interested in fostering active living are welcomed.

Heartland residents have a role to play in promoting active living in their own and their communities’ lives. Being physically active encompasses everything from daily walking to actively playing with kids to working out regularly at a gym. Tweak your lifestyle by choosing to take the stairs instead of the elevator, going for a walk, and biking or walking to run errands. It is recommended that you are moderately active for at least 30 – 60 minutes a day. Ten minutes here and there every day add up quickly. Make a difference in your community. Become involved in active living initiatives like developing walking trails, or even just inviting neighbours to join you for nightly walks.

For more information, contact the Health Promotion Coordinator.  1-306-882-2672 ext 2237

Privacy Policy

Protecting the privacy of your personal health information is important to the Cypress Health Region (the “Region”).

 

The Region will only collect, use and disclose your personal health information:

1. When:

2. As required or authorized by law.

The Region will not otherwise collect, use or disclose your personal health information unless we have your consent.

 

The Region strives to keep its’ employees, physicians and affiliates aware of your privacy rights by offering education and having in place policies and procedures designed to protect the integrity, security and confidentiality of your personal health information. This includes a policy restricting access to your personal health information by only those who have a need to know for an authorized purpose.

 

If you wish to obtain further information about the Region’s privacy policies and your privacy rights, we encourage you to visit our privacy page or contact our Privacy Officer at (306) 778-5169 or 1-888-461-7443.  You may also wish to contact the provincial Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner at 1-877-748-2298 or visit them at their website.

 

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Links

Links to the websites below are provided for the information and convenience of visitors to this site.

The Cypress Health Region does not assume responsibility for the accuracy of content of other sites, which are linked here. We strongly suggest that the best source of medical information is your personal or family physician.

3S Health

Accreditation Canada

Asbestos Registry

The Arthritis Society

Canadian Cancer Society

Canadian Diabetes Association

Canadian Institute for Health Information

Choose Wisely Canada

Dr. Noble Irwin Regional Healthcare Foundation Inc.

Health Canada

Health Canada Kids

Health Card Application

Health Quality Council (HQC)

Heart and Stroke Foundation

MedSask

Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Saskatchewan

Parent Mentoring Program of Saskatchewan

Patient Safety Institute

Resources for Nurses

Saskatchewan Health

Society for Progressive Supranuclear Paisy

Saskatchewan Surigcal Care Network

Sites of Professional Associations:

Physician Recruitment Agency of Saskatchewan

Canadian Dietetic Association

Canadian Society of Medical Laboratory Service

Registered Psychiatric Nurses Association of Saskatchewan

Saskatchewan Association of Licensed Practical Nurses

Saskatchewan Association of Medical Radiation Technologists

Saskatchewan Association of Speech/Language Pathologists and Audiologists

Saskatchewan Association of Social Workers

Saskatchewan College of Physical Therapy

Saskatchewan Dental Therapists Association

Saskatchewan Registered Nurses Association

Saskatchewan Society of Occupational Therapists

Swift Current Newcomer Welcome Centre

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