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Article Publication The Case for Healthy Places

The Case for Healthy Places is a free report of peer-reviewed research on healthy placemaking initiatives that offers evidence-based guidance, recommendations, and case studies for health institutions, community organizations, and other partners.  Produced with generous support from Kaiser Permanente and Anne T.…

September 15, 2021
Article Publication Mental Health & Well-being – Considerations for the built environment

This report discusses several elements of the built environment that can impact mental health and wellbeing. The "built environment" refers to the human-made or modified physical surroundings in which we live, work, and play. Although the built environment may not…

September 15, 2021
Publication Toolkit The Native Wellness Assessment

The Native Wellness AssessmentTM (NWATM) is the first instrument of its kind which measures the effect of cultural interventions on a person’s wellness, from a whole person and strengths-based perspective. It is statistically and psychometrically validated as a reliable measure…

April 22, 2020
Publication Mental Health Supports in Schools

Alberta Health Services Addiction and Mental Health Strategic Clinical Network and Policywise for Children and Youth have worked together to outline recommended actions to ensure children and youth in Alberta have access to consistent and equitable cross-sectoral, collaborative mental health…

February 27, 2020
Guide Publication Adverse Childhood Experiences

Policywise for Children and Families has completed a literature review and a series of interviews regarding current evidence and knowledge on effective approaches to identify and assess individuals’ experiences of childhood adversity. The next steps in this joint project with…

February 27, 2020
Publication Preventing Adverse Childhood Experiences

The National Centre for Injury Prevention and Control Division of Violence Prevention has released this report as part of a technical package geared to help communities prioritize prevention activities with the greatest potential of impact. Report

January 20, 2020
Publication See what a rural community is using to promote connections!

Tracey Radley from Tofield/Ryley/Beaver West FCSS has created a newsletter to help promote services within their communities  It contains details of services/programs they offer and events that they are working on alone or in partnership. They will add other organization…

October 1, 2019