Wednesday, April 6, 2011
Tuesday, March 29, 2011
The community health needs assessment, Determining the Big Picture: The Results of the Discovery Zone Community Health Needs Assessment, will be released on April 5 in Bonavista and April 6 in Clarenville and Come-By-Chance. The report will be available on Eastern Health's website at http://www.easternhealth.ca/ and at public librairies. For more information, contact Lisa Browne at firstname.lastname@example.org
Friday, January 14, 2011
Wednesday, November 3, 2010
One of the things that we heard during the needs assessment was peoples' concern about chronic diseases such as cancer and diabetes. People want to know that Eastern Health and the province are actively working to address high rates of chronic disease in this area. Yesterday, the provincial government unveiled a provincial cancer control strategy entitled Gaining Ground: A Provincial Cancer Control Policy Framework for Newfoundland and Labrador. The goal of the strategy is to reduce the incidence and impact of cancer and to improve the quality of life of those living with cancer in Newfoundland and Labrador. You can read all about the strategy here.
Monday, November 1, 2010
During the needs assessment process, many people expressed concern about chronic diseases, particularly diabetes. They worry about the high rates and indicated a desire to ensure education sessions are available to people in their communities around topics like healthy eating.