Région 16 – Montérégie
ARC – South Shore Assistance & Referral Centre health and social services
ARC aims to increase awareness, practice and commitments to self-help health promotion through a three pronged approach: print, in the form of a brochure; electronic, via web page enhancement; and, face to face, through a health fair. In addition, efforts will concentrate on a self-help stress and anxiety program given by a professional to multi-faceted Care Givers in four Community settings. This initiative will involve Public Health presentations with CSSS Health professionals in small Community Group Forums, to cover Diabetes prevention, Healthy Nutrition, and Exercise. ARC aims to maximise availability and distribution of English Health Promotion resources.
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For 2014-2016 the Vaudreuil-Soulanges Network will organize a series of conferences on health promotion geared to the English-speaking parents and community of Vaudreuil-Soulanges. Representatives of a number of sectors, and of the CSSS de Vaudreuil-Soulanges (CSSVS), have worked together to identify the topics to be addressed, guided by the public health priorities identified by the CSSSVS and the community. This project will contribute to improving the health of the population while also consolidating the NPI Network (public and community partners) and providing information on the services available to the community.
Between 2014 and 2016, the Vaudreuil-Soulanges NPI Network will offer five conferences/workshop sessions connected to identified priorities. The goal of the Vaudreuil-Soulanges Network is to make use of the services in place, and not duplicate those already available. Organizations, including the CSSSVS, offering services connected to the topics presented will be invited to be present during the sessions, to make their services better known to the public and respond to questions that may arise. The programming will include a focus on the needs of youth, parents with young children, caregivers, and the “sandwich generation “. Topics offered may include mental health, cyber-intimidation, peer pressure and caregivers needs.
Townshippers’ Association will ensure that health promotion initiatives for the Townships English-speaking minority are continuously coordinated and integrated into the existing institutional and community health promotion initiatives. Efforts will continue to build on existing initiatives, promote and support new initiatives and adapt recently produced tools so that members of the ESC in diverse regions of the Townships can benefit from improved access to health promotion and disease prevention information. This will happen through an updated knowledge base, as well as through dissemination of information and strategies to address health promotion needs.
Local area activities include continuous expansion and training of the Community Watchdog program, which attracts and trains people to serve as a communications hub for health resources. DVD sessions will also continue to serve as gatherings for seniors to socialize, as well as learn about important health topics. Communications will be multifaceted, tapping into social media and other web-based channels, in addition to print and radio.