Who We Are
Formed in February 2003, the BC Healthy Living Alliance (BCHLA) is a group of organizations that have come together with a mission to improve the health of British Columbians through leadership that enhances collaborative action to promote physical activity, healthy eating and living smoke-free. Collectively, BCHLA members capture the attention of over 40,000 volunteers, 4,300 health and recreation professionals, and 184 local governments across British Columbia. We are reaching out to and mobilizing our network to achieve these targets. As an advocacy group, we are working with government and holding them accountable to promote wellness and prevent chronic disease.
A healthy British Columbia
To improve the health of all British Columbians through leadership and collaboration to address the risk factors and health inequities that contribute significantly to chronic disease.
The Alliance and its activities will be guided by a commitment to:
- Utilizing a population health approach.
- Addressing populations and geographic regions where need is high and readiness for change is evident.
- Reducing inequities in health status.
- Fostering integration across approaches to chronic disease prevention.
- Building upon existing programs, experiences and networks.
- Basing decisions and actions on the best available evidence.
- Respecting the unique strengths, experience, expertise, and various levels of participation of Alliance organizations.
Collaborative: BCHLA will be collaborative in all its work, as this forms the basis for leveraging the strengths of the members, extending abilities, and engaging diverse audiences and vulnerable populations.
Visionary and forward-thinking: BCHLA will have foresight in its planning, will work towards the visions of a healthy British Columbia, and will be receptive to promising and creative approaches in health promotion.
Accountable: BCHLA is reliable, dependable and accountable in its actions.
- Alliance Building
- Build and sustain the commitment and participation of the members of the Alliance.
- Chronic Disease Prevention and Healthy Living
- Work to reduce the prevalence of risk factors for chronic disease.
- Work to reduce the health inequities that contribute to chronic disease.