Medicine & Dentistry-Family Medicine
University of Alberta
MD, MSc, CCFP
Summary of research:
As our population ages countless studies show that growing numbers of Canadians lead increasingly unhealthy lives. Whether this is because our busy lifestyles require more time sitting in cars and in front of screens, or a lack of knowledge about how to purchase and prepare healthy foods, the situation is poor. In Canada, like every other country, we are responding to this crisis by spending increasing amounts of money on health care; although what we are really buying is disease care. Something has to change. CHANGE Health is working to create a new model of health service delivery that supports preventive personalized and community-relevant care to Albertans. It is the vision of CHANGE Health to be widely-recognized as Canada’s leading health protection and improvement program for women, children and families. Partnering with government, health care, businesses and community leaders, CHANGE Health will support Alberta Families to learn, or for most of us, Re-Learn Healthy Living through lifelong healthy nutrition, active lifestyles, and positive social connections.