Tag: Community Health

Northern, Rural and Remote Health Conference in Happy Valley

The Canadian Society for Circumpolar Health (CSCH) will be hosting an International forum in Happy Valley-Goose Bay on October 6-9, 2017. I am happy to be part of the organizing committee and as a member of the Scientific Committee please consider submitting an abstract. The forum will share knowledge and host important dialogues about community health, ...

Labrador’s resource development future from a municipal perspective.

Can resource development make communities like Happy Valley-Goose Bay healthy and sustainable? Have we been blessed or cursed along with the way? These are the questions that I regularly confront as a Mayor, and through my time in municipal government, it has become increasingly clear that an honest, holistic, and forthright dialogue about the pros ...

What does the municipality have to do with my health?

In 2013, researchers examined the capacity of municipal governments to reduce health inequities (Collins & Hayes 2013).  When they examined the issue amongst municipal politicians and senior-level staff, respondents believed that higher levels of government had a greater responsibility for health; however, they felt that at the municipal level, investing in parks and recreation facilities, ...