Provincial Government Funding to Support Health and Wellness Promotion

The Department of Health and Community Services provided more than $154,000 in funding to six regional health coalitions to promote health and well-being in Newfoundland and Labrador.

The Coalition facilitates, supports, and bridges health promotion work between Newfoundland and Labrador Health Services and communities throughout the province. The Health Coalition brings together individuals, groups, organizations, and schools interested in working on joint health and wellness initiatives in their respective areas. This work is accomplished through networking and capacity building opportunities, community workshops and events, community grant programs, communication platforms, and education and training sessions.

The six health coalitions, which are integrated within Newfoundland and Labrador Health Services, are located in:

  • East Avalon;
  • East;
  • Center;
  • West;
  • North; And
  • Labradors

This funding is in line with the Provincial Government’s efforts to support health and fitness promotion with a focus on healthy eating patterns, physical activity, smoking and vape free living, supporting new parents, child and youth development, injury prevention, and mental health promotion.

The Health Accord NL provides a comprehensive list of recommendations for re-imagining healthcare to meet the needs of people throughout Newfoundland and Labrador, including supporting health and wellness promotion.

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“We recognize the valuable role regional health coalitions play in promoting public health awareness, education and prevention. This funding will enable individuals, families, groups, organizations and school communities to work together on shared health and wellness initiatives through resource sharing, networking, community workshops and education and training sessions.”
Dear Tom Osborne
Minister of Health and Community Services

“Newfoundland and Labrador Health Services recognizes the important role the Health Coalition plays in engaging and empowering groups and organizations to take action in their local communities. The funding will support ongoing efforts to improve the health and well-being of individuals and communities across the province.”
Darla King, Vice President of Wellbeing-Transforming
Newfoundland and Labrador Health Services

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