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The Healthy Communities Resource Manual has been updated and is now available with many new additions and the inclusion of local plans, bylaws, practices and policies.
The Healthy Community Partnership Stewardship Committee encourages all organizations, municipalities, business and community members to endorse the “Health Community Vision” developed by the Partnership in collaboration with many individuals and organizations across Lanark, Leeds and Grenville.
The Vision document identifies vision statements for four important contributors to health living and two to avoid.
Each vision statement has both an individual and a community focus. They reflect what community members and organizations thought was needed in Lanark, Leeds and Grenville to make the “healthy choice the easy choice”.
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The Healthy Choice Can Be The Easy Choice
In times gone by, active living and eating nutritious, locally grown food were just a normal part of everyday life. Times changed, and healthy living became more difficult. Organizations and people working together can create healthy communities, where the healthy choice is the easy choice.
Community members have told us that they value healthy living and want a community that supports them to make healthy choices. We all have a role to play in supporting healthy living at the individual, family or community level.
By endorsing the Healthy Communities Vision the organization is acknowledging the important role healthy living plays in quality of life, community sustainability, economic health, and a reduction in health problems and use of the health care system. It will hopefully provide a focus for the organization to think about what it can do to realize the vision and individual vision statements working by itself or in collaboration with others.