The Physical Activity program promotes healthy lifestyles and supports communities in developing and implementing strategies to increase the level and quality of physical activity, lifestyle and community well-being.
The program focuses both on identifying and consulting with communities on their recreational needs, and on the promotion of physical activity to community members of all ages, particularly those who are at risk of developing chronic diseases.
Additionally, the program provides strategic direction and coordination in the promotion of physical activity by:
- Working with communities to identify health priorities and solutions;
- Building the capacity of remote health centre staff to provide the highest possible standard of culturally appropriate physical activity education.