Communities Going Active Toolkit

January 31, 2024 Active transportation has many benefits: it can reduce traffic congestion, lower greenhouse gas emissions, and encourage communities to be physically active, which in turn helps prevent chronic diseases and foster mental wellness. However, many people in British Columbia experience barriers that prevent them from using active transportation infrastructure. In order to address individual barriers, we have developed the Communities Going Active Toolkit to support communities in promoting the use of...Read More >

Active Communities Grant Program

October 5, 2023 Physical activity is important at every age, and it has been recognized as one of the most effective ways to decrease the risk of chronic diseases, including heart disease, hypertension, stroke, type-2 diabetes, and several types of cancers. Physical activity can also support positive mental health and well-being as it helps with stress management and fosters social connectedness. Most of us know that being physically active is important to keep...Read More >

A Healthier Recovery for BC

A Healthier Recovery for BC

November 11, 2021 Living through this pandemic has been incredibly trying for all of us. We’ve had to make sacrifices in order to protect our collective health and face hard truths about injustices that exist in our society.  As we plan for a full reopening, many British Columbians expect a recovery plan that will respond to lessons learned from our COVID-19 experience.  For the BC Alliance for Healthy Living (BCAHL), this pandemic experience...Read More >

A Healthy Recovery: Submission to the 2022 Budget Consultation by BCAHL

September 9, 2021 Living through this pandemic has been incredibly trying for all of us. Many British Columbians expect action to further support recovery and respond to what has been learned from our COVID-19 experience. In this context, the coming budget will be important for prioritizing investment in a healthy recovery that puts us in a stronger position for the challenges ahead. For BCAHL, this pandemic experience underscores the importance of continuing support...Read More >

The True Cost of Healthy Eating

January 15, 2019 Making healthy food choices can be challenging in today’s food landscape with packed schedules, long commutes and the prevalence and convenience of fast foods luring us into bad decisions on empty stomachs.  (more…)

Two BC Public Health teams share the spotlight in the latest Evidence-Informed Decision Making Casebook

October 5, 2018 The National Collaborating Centre for Methods and Tools has just released Issue #2 of their Evidence-Informed Decision Making (EDIM) Casebook. (more…)

Poll Shows British Columbians Want Gov’t Action to Improve Children’s Health

April 24, 2017 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Vancouver (April 24, 2017) – Today, BC Alliance for Healthy Living is releasing results from their Health Priorities Survey which shows that 76% of British Columbians are very concerned about the impact of physical activity on children’s health – followed closely by nutrition (68%), mental health (67%) and poverty (65%). Scott McDonald, Chair of the BC Alliance for Healthy Living, said: “We know that 60% of children...Read More >


November 10, 2016 Our health and success as adults is largely shaped in childhood, in our families and communities. BC Alliance for Healthy Living has developed the #MakeBCHealthier4Kids policy guide to highlight key policies that can give children a solid foundation for a healthy and happy life. The policy guide includes three pillars: Healthier Communities: that are inclusive and socially connected; that are filled with greenspace, parks and recreation opportunities; where it is...Read More >

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A Literature Review of Men’s Health Interventions: Strategic Considerations

September 15, 2016 This brief scoping review was conducted for the Working on Wellness (WoW) in Strategic Populations Initiative. WoW is a partnership effort aimed at reducing preventable cancers and other chronic diseases through promotion of overall wellness and healthy choices in the workplace. The review synthesized literature on effective health intervention considerations, particularly focusing on communication strategies, to better reach primary male dominated workplaces. Topics related to chronic disease and associated risk...Read More >

Moving Ahead Together On Healthier Communities

July 21, 2015 When it comes to building healthier communities we all have a role to play. Partners from different sectors have different types of expertise and resources to contribute. Collaboration can make all the difference because it draws from the strengths of, and can mobilize the assets of, diverse contributors. This 2015 Framework Moving Ahead Together on Healthier Communities builds on consultation processes, done in partnership between Healthy Families BC, BC Healthy...Read More >