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NEWS RELEASE · 11th August 2011
Northern Health
Northern Health announces Menís Health seed grants

Northern Healthís Menís Health program is providing up to 15 seed grants of $1000 each to communities across the region to build a Menís Health Coalition, modeled after the award-winning Road Health initiative that brought partners together to successfully reduce rates of motor vehicle crash-related deaths and injuries.

NHís Menís Health initiative launched with the November 2010 release of then-chief medical health officer Dr. David Boweringís report on the health and wellbeing of men and boys in Northern BC. The report recognized the need to build stronger links to communities, since so much of what determines health outcomes for men and boys happens in the community rather than the health care setting. The grants are available to community partners who can establish and sustain local Menís Health Groups that will feed into a larger, region-wide Menís Health Coalition.

The goals of the Menís Health Coalition are:

* To build a coalition of Menís Health Groups that will provide sustainable programs, services, and activities that promote healthy eating and safe, active living for men in the North

* To create knowledge networks across the North that promotes new and innovative health promotion tools and techniques

* To showcase people and organizations working in the North to improve menís health in local communities

* To create linkages between industry partners and the Menís Health program

Menís Health seed grants can be used to build on existing relationships between community-based organizations, businesses, industry partners, faith and cultural organizations and service clubs, or to launch new partnerships.

To learn more about this new grant opportunity or to obtain a copy of the Terms of Reference and Application, interested parties can call (250) 645-6348 or send an email to menshealth,,,
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