In addition to our core operations, our Centre leads and/or supports a variety of other projects each year.
Healthy U Website (2012-15)
Under contract with Alberta Health, our Centre provides the active living, healthy eating and healthy places articles featured on the Healthy U website. The Centre also provides support for the website’s social media engagement plan and develops the active living and healthy eating tips received by Albertans registered in the tips database.
The Healthy U website is a valuable source of evidence-based wellness information for all Albertans, that is written in an easy to understand format. The Centre has been contracted by Alberta Health to provide content for this website since 2003.
Physical Activity Resources for Practitioners (2011-12)
This set of ten plain language resources called the Physical Activity Counselling Toolkit was created for practitioners to use with clients wanting to increase their physical activity. These resources are available in English, French, Spanish, Punjabi, Chinese and Korean. The project was funded by the Alberta Sport, Recreation, Parks & Wildlife Foundation.
Environmental Scan of After-School Programs in Alberta (2011-12)
This project involved a province-wide environmental scan of after-school programs for children aged 6-11. The purpose of the project was to learn about physical activity participation, physical activity opportunities, sedentary behaviour and caregiver role modelling in after-school programs. The project was funded by the Alberta Sport, Recreation, Parks & Wildlife Foundation.
Home Support Exercise Program training video (2011-12)
In collaboration with the Canadian Centre for Activity and Aging, our Centre coordinated production of a 20-minute video for use by home support and personal care workers. The video demonstrates how to do the 10 Home Support Exercise Program exercises; the program aims to promote health, help prevent falls and facilitate independent living. The project was funded by the Alberta Centre for Injury Control & Research.
Sacred Circle - Aboriginal Diabetes Initiative Evaluation Project (2011-12)
The Centre worked in partnership with the Alberta Native Friendship Centres Association to evaluate a new, train-the-trainer manual and associated three-day workshop. Our role was to evaluate the knowledge, skills and confidence of health educators to use the manual and other information and tools provided to them through the workshop.
Community Walking Project (2010-11)