Community Answers Call to Action for Population Health
Jun 20, 2018
Community representatives gathered at the Garson Community Centre and Arena today to share ideas for population health strategies that will influence change through public policy and prevention.
The City of Greater Sudbury hosted the daylong event, which included keynote speakers Robin Mazumder, a doctoral candidate who uses virtual reality to examine how people experience cities, and Jill Officer, Women’s Olympic Curling Gold Medallist, who spoke of the importance of personal resiliency.
“The City of Greater Sudbury is incredibly fortunate to have so many engaged partners as it progresses towards a broad vision of health which recognizes the need for a sustainable economy, environment and social infrastructure development that enhances our population health overall and addresses the inequities that exist in the community,” said Greater Sudbury Mayor Brian Bigger.
“Ensuring a high quality of life is a strategic priority of Council and many variables come into play to build a community that is inclusive, resilient and sustainable, but the basic foundation rests with the well-being of individuals. The priorities identified for population health are fundamental to achieve progress.”
Ten priorities for population health in Greater Sudbury were determined following community consultations in 2017 and have been endorsed by City Council: Indigenous Youth, Resiliency, Families, Mental Health, Compassionate City, Play Opportunities, Housing, Holistic Health, Age-friendly strategy and Healthy Streets
More information about City of Greater Sudbury Population Health is available at www.greatersudbury.ca/populationhealth