The Centre for Healthy Communities Research (CHCR) engages in collaborative research with policy makers, health care and social service practitioners and community members to address multiple determinants of health (social, economic, environmental, physical) for the promotion of healthy communities. The Healthy Communities approach is based on five essential strategies to build on a community’s existing capacity to improve community health and well-being and to create a sense of community.
Healthy public policy
Asset-based community development
The core activities of the Centre will be to: develop 3-5 clearly defined research themes related to healthy communities; support research activities with facilitation and coordination; and, provide training in skills for a healthy communities approach.