January 22 – 28, 2017 has been declared Population Health Promotion Awareness Week
…in our homes and neighbourhoods
…where we work and go to school
…in early childhood
…with opportunities to choose
Did you know that 75% of the things that help make us healthy are not part of the health care system? Health is influenced by the social, economic and physical environments that we live in. In fact, health has more to do with the quality of the conditions in our homes, schools, neighborhoods, and work places than with the quality of our health care services!
Population Health Practitioners work in partnership with communities to positively influence the personal, social, economic, environmental and cultural contexts that affect our health and well-being so that people from all stages of life (early years to older adulthood) have a fair opportunity to live a healthy and productive life, regardless of their income, education or ethnic background. We promote thriving for all people of Saskatchewan recognizing that factors outside the health care system affect our health and well-being more than factors within.
There are approximately 48 Population Health Practitioners working in Saskatchewan. Join us in celebrating Population Health Promotion Awareness Week across Saskatchewan.