Partnerships: Diverse and Numerous

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Illustrating the various and diverse ways partners are involved

Partnerships Examples
Public Health Agency of Canada Funder & support for design, structure, evaluation, knowledge exchange/dissemination
Manitoba Government;
Manitoba Health
Manitoba Healthy Living and Seniors
Funder & support for design, structure, implementation, coordination, evaluation, reporting and knowledge exchange/dissemination
Regional Health Authorities Support for design, structure, implementation, evaluation, capacity building, reporting and knowledge exchange/dissemination
83 CDPI Communities including First Nation and Métis Communities “The face and heart of CDPI in MB and where all of the magic happens”
Champions of community-led and culturally sensitive approaches to chronic disease prevention; designed, implemented, shared successes, learned from their experiences and made changes in practice.
Linked with and built on existing programs, established common interests and provided a common sense approach to CDPI.
Municipal Governments, Community Councils, Chief and Councils Providing leadership, support in kind
Local Educators and/or Peer Leaders Assisted with planning and delivery of diverse range of programming events, partners at many levels
Schools Venue support; access to gyms, kitchen facilities – often at no or low cost
Key partners who provided both the support and the means to collect risk factor data from MB. Youth; grades 6- 12.
Alliance for the Prevention of Chronic Disease Original charter member, strong advocate for community-led approach to CDP and supporting evidence informed programming
Canadian Cancer Society Assistance with surveillance, risk factor and knowledge exchange/dissemination.
Continuing champion of Towards Evidence Informed Practice (TEIP) training and using evidence in community programming
CancerCare Manitoba Analysis of data from YHS and formatted for ease of use by regions and communities
Partners in Planning for Healthy Living (PPHL) Supported surveillance activities – such as Youth Health Survey (YHS). YHS was designed to collect risk factor data from MB youth; grades 6- 12. The local data has been used for planning by local CDPI committees
Manitoba Lung Association Website host, partner in resource development and training; (Blue Light Project, Lungs are for Life and Not on Tobacco)
Manitoba Tobacco Reduction Alliance (MANTRA) Supporting Tobacco Cessation skill development and providing leadership for Tobacco Reduction Framework in Manitoba
Health in Common Host website for CDPI, community  resources (toolkits, handbooks, planning tools)
Northern Healthy Foods Initiative (NHFI) Collaborated with northern communities (3 northern RHAs) to address food insecurity, shared resources with regions; e.g. Vitality Gardens videos,
Manitoba Agriculture, Food and Rural Development (MAFRD) Manitoba Community Garden Brochure – linking information across 3 departments (MAFRI, Aboriginal and Northern Affairs, MHLYS) and 2 initiatives (NHFI and CDPI)
Manitoba in motion program Provides access to funding for communities to address inactivity issues
Recreation Assistance with planning, delivery and funding (in some communities) for programs, access to community expertise (trainers, program leaders)
Collaborated in the development of “Making the Move to Healthy Choices” toolkit to support healthier food choices in recreation facilities
Recreation facilities Venue support and access to equipment – often at no or low cost
Dairy Farmers of Manitoba Technical expertise and website to promote “What’s In Your Lunch?” display boards and order forms.  Provides information to other provincial and national groups.
Grocery stores Displays, food sampling and sponsors of events
Addictions Foundation of Manitoba (AFM) Supporting the understanding and linkages for mental well-being
Royal Canadian Mounted Police R.C.M.P. Assisted with organizing an obstacle course for elementary school activity event – idea based on the RCMP boot camp from basic training
Gyms Co-promoted and cost shared events or programs e.g. subsidized costs so  teenage girls could access facilities
Seniors Groups and Drop-in Centres Co-promoted and cost shared events or programs that reached or targeted a wide ranges of audiences; youth through to seniors
Wellness Centres Working with community wellness programs and creating opportunities for capacity building in the wellness area. Creating a built environment to support and enhance changing healthy behavior.