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In this issue
  • Take Action on Household Food Insecurity in Alberta
  • Update on YEG's Proposed Smoking Bylaw
  • Recap: Calgary Food Policy Forum 
  • 2018 Alberta Smoke-Free Spaces Awards
  • Member Spotlight: Safe, Healthy, Active People Everywhere (SHAPE)
  • Latest Publications from the Team
  • ICYMI: Cannabis & Public Health Webinar Series
Take Action on Household Food Insecurity
Household food insecurity – a lack of money to buy enough healthy food – is a pressing issue in Alberta. More than 1 in 10 households across the province experience some form of food insecurity.
 

 
At its root, household food insecurity is an income-related issue. Addressing household food insecurity means ensuring all Albertans have enough money to meet their basic needs.

To raise awareness about income-based policy solutions to household food insecurity, the APCCP teamed up with Food4Good in Edmonton on a new video. Watch the video here.   


 
Join us in calling for income-based policy solutions to household food insecurity.
Help Take Action
Update on YEG's Proposed Smoking Bylaw
 
A message from the Campaign for a Smoke-Free Alberta: 

Last week, Edmonton City Council stalled a new bylaw that would protect many children and youth from exposure to all smoking in public areas.

Council is now seeking more public input on the proposed bylaw and a public hearing is scheduled for Wednesday, September 12, 1:30 p.m. at City Hall. 

The Campaign for a Smoke-Free Alberta (CFSA) is working hard to ensure that City Council will give the bylaw final approval, with a focus on banning all smoking in public parks with children’s amenities.

Help us get this bylaw over the finish line: Please contact Edmonton City Council and let them know you support the new bylaw. 

For details, including good reasons to support the bylaw, read CFSA's call to action.
Recap: Calgary Food Policy Forum 
On June 18th & 19th, global experts, industry players and policy-makers from Canada and the United States came together at the University of Calgary to talk food and nutrition policy.

Hosted by the O'Brien Institute for Public Health and the Libin Cardiovascular Institute of Alberta, the forum provided an opportunity to discuss today's most pressing food and nutrition policy topics.

APCCP members were on hand to present at the forum, including co-lead Dr. Kim Raine and Ashley Hughes from the Center for Health and Nutrition.
 
Ashley Hughes, senator Nancy Green Raine, Dr. Norm Campbell, MD, Dr. L’Abbé, Dr. Kim Raine
Slide Presentations
 2018 Alberta Smoke-Free Spaces Awards
“Tobacco use is the most widespread and deadly form of substance abuse in Canada. We are delighted to know that a growing number of municipalities and public institutions are updating their smoking bylaws and policies to enable more smoke-free spaces - Kate Chidester, Heart & Stroke 
 
The Alberta Smoke-Free Spaces Awards Program has launched! 

This exciting new program recognizes local governments and public bodies that have gone the extra mile to promote healthy, smoke-free indoor and outdoor spaces.The APCCP is proud to be a partner on this initiative. 

On June 26th, 16 municipalities, school boards and post-secondary institutions across Alberta received leadership awards for approving comprehensive smoke-free bylaws and policies. Congrats to this year's recipients! 
 
Become a Smoke-Free Spaces Leader
Member Spotlight: Safe, Healthy, Active People Everywhere (SHAPE)
Safe Healthy Active People Everywhere (SHAPE) is an Alberta non-profit organization that promotes the Active and Safe Routes to Schools program throughout Alberta. SHAPE’s mission is to have every Albertan choose safe, healthy, active modes of transportation on a regular basis. To achieve this mission, SHAPE works directly with schools to develop and adopt travel planning to make active transportation easier and safer. 
 
SHAPE provides three Alberta-based active transportation events each year: SHAPE also fosters partnerships with organizations across Alberta to promote initiatives related to safe and active routes to school, including park and walk, walking buddies and walking school bus programs
New Publications
Advancing strategies for agenda setting by health policy coalitions: a network analysis of the Canadian Chronic Disease Prevention Survey
Health Communication
Jennifer Ann McGetrick, Kim Raine, Cam Wild, Candace Nykiforuk
 
The adoption, implementation and maintenance of a school food policy in the Canadian Arctic: a retrospective case study
Health Promotion International
Bonnie Fournier, Velma Illasiak, Kaysi Eastlick Kushner, Kim Raine
 ICYMI: Cannabis & Public Health Webinar Series
This spring, the APCCP co-hosted a webinar series with the Alberta Urban Municipalities Association and Rural Municipalities of Alberta on Cannabis and Public Health

The two-part webinar series explored municipal policy topics including public consumption of cannabis and land use/zoning and business licensing.
Webinar Recordings
News
Stolen bikes highlight need for provincial leadership at Wheel Week efforts: advocates 
Edmonton Journal, June 2018

University reps support smoking bylaw
Sherwood Park News, May 2018

Anti-smoking groups call on Alberta premier for details on tobacco lobbyists
The Canadian Press, May 2018

Alberta teens guzzle more sugary drinks than Ontario high schoolers, study shows
Edmonton Journal, April 2018
Resources & Events
ABOUT US: The APCCP is composed of 17 member organizations representing a broad range of practitioners, policy-makers, researchers, and community organizations who work to coordinate efforts, generate evidence, and advocate for policy change to reduce chronic diseases in Alberta. To see who our members are click here.
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