The Healthy Living program focuses on interventions, policies, and teachings that promote healthy lifestyles and equip individuals and communities with the abilities and resources to make healthy choices. This program will be grounded in the Teachings of our People and land-based activities to promote healthy, active living.
Preventing Infectious Diseases
The Preventing Infectious Diseases Program focuses on interventions, policies, and teachings that promote healthy lifestyles and equip individuals and communities with the abilities and resources to make healthy choices. This program recognizes that the infectious diseases in our communities are a symptom of social conditions among which include inadequate housing. Our approach to infectious disease management recognizes and addresses these conditions and is not just focused on diagnosis and treatment.
Health Promotion is the process of supporting people to gain control over, and to help improve, their health. It promotes education and awareness campaigns to improve overall health through healthy lifestyle choices. The Preventing Infectious Diseases team is specifically looking at health promotion to target infectious diseases. SLFNHA members can provide training to community based workers, and can work with them to facilitate the delivery of health promotion programing specific to preventing infections and harm reduction.
Preventing Chronic Diseases
This program will look at preventing chronic diseases such as heart problems, diabetes, cancer, addictions, and mental health concerns. This will be done through health promotion, policy development and advocacy. Programs will include tobacco cessation, living substance free, healthy eating, active living, suicide prevention, and the promotion of screenings for cancers and chronic diseases. SLFNHA staff will build the capacity of community-based workers to support conduct workshops and education in their communities.