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Healthier Community Partnership

The Healthier Community Partnership initiative is rooted in the global healthy community movement which recognizes that health is “a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity (World Health Organization, 2010). 

It is recognized that many activities/initiatives that contribute to health are generated outside the formal health care system.  Local governments and community agencies, through their service provision and community planning and development functions can play an important role in the promotion of population health and prevention of chronic disease.

Burnaby’s Healthier Community Partnership has been in existence since 2011. The Partnership currently includes representatives from the City, Fraser Health, Burnaby School District 41 and the Burnaby Division of Family Practice. Current focuses are the mutual benefits and linkages between good mental and physical health. View the 2018 Update.

For more information, please contact Social Planning at or 604-294-7421.

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