Championing Wellness Together
The Wellness Movement is the collective effort of everyone in New Brunswick, from families and communities to schools and workplaces, all taking steps to improve wellness for ourselves and those around us.
Community groups, organizations, schools and workplaces across the province are championing The Wellness Movement every day in many ways. Six provincial wellness coalitions play a key role as champions of the Movement. Each coalition supports New Brunswick’s Wellness Strategy by working on one or several aspects of wellness and determinants of health to enhance wellness for all…
The Healthy Eating and Physical Activity Coalition (HEPAC) is an organization committed to working collaboratively to support the creation of environments in NB that promote healthy eating and physical activity. HEPAC helps strengthen the ability of New Brunswickers to impact wellness in their communities through professional development and networking opportunities, improved access to evidence-based information and best practices resources, tools and support.
Have a look at their webinars, participate in an upcoming activity or browse resources on healthy eating and physical activity by visiting their website at www.hepac.ca
Using NB’s Wellness Strategy as a guide, many government departments lead, follow, partner, support, promote, evaluate and contribute to decisions and action on wellness. As part of their contribution to NB’s Wellness Strategy, the Department of Social Development’s Wellness Branch supports these focus areas: mental fitness and resilience, healthy eating, physical activity, and tobacco-free living.
Learn more about the Wellness Branch or NB’s Wellness Strategy at http://www2.gnb.ca/content/gnb/en/departments/social_development/wellness.html
Established in 1999, Le Mouvement Acadien des Communautés en Santé du Nouveau-Brunswick (MACS-NB) is a Francophone network that mobilizes and empowers communities to assume leadership in taking charge of their health and wellness. It promotes the Healthy Communities-Schools model to support a collective approach to wellness in French. Drawing on its rich pool of more than 100 dynamic members, MACS-NB develops tools and builds partnerships to strengthen the capacities of communities to act on the determinants of health.
Browse through information, tools, events, and publications related to wellness in French at: www.macsnb.ca.
The MACS-NB Facebook page is at: www.facebook.com/Mouvement-Acadien-des-Communautés-en-Santé-du-N-B-inc-121469534675573/?fref=ts/
Find them on Twitter at: twitter.com/macsnb
The vision of the New Brunswick Anti-Tobacco Coalition (NBATC) is a tobacco-free province. The NBATC works collaboratively with stakeholders to denormalize tobacco and tobacco-like products by changing attitudes and behaviours and creating supportive environments to build support for anti-tobacco initiatives.
Their website offers information and tools from New Brunswick, Canada and all around the world related to tobacco prevention, protection, denormalization and cessation. Have a look at www.nbatc.ca/en/
Connect with them on Twitter at twitter.com/NBATC1
The mission of the New Brunswick Food Security Action Network (NBFSAN) is to provide leadership in the advancement of food security in New Brunswick. Food security has a considerable impact on wellness, and the NBFSAN works to create a space for connection for all New Brunswickers to share knowledge and information, network and build partnerships, and collectively celebrate efforts to foster and raise awareness around food security.
Their website includes a directory of funding opportunities and resources, list of NB programs and partners, and updates relating to food security in New Brunswick and Canada. Find them at www.nbfoodsecurity.ca/
Connect with them on Facebook at www.facebook.com/pages/NB-Food-Security-Action-Network/286049458082395
and on Twitter at twitter.com/NBFoodSecurity
The Société Santé et Mieux-être en français du Nouveau-Brunswick (SSMEFNB) is a consultation and support organization that promotes the improvement of accessibility, continuity, and quality of health and wellness services and programs for the Acadian and Francophone community of New Brunswick.
Their website has information on the SSMEFNB’s three action networks, organized around the themes Training and research, Community action, Organization of services, and allows you to browse documentation on health and wellness in French in New Brunswick.