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Courtyard café: Health and well-being

  • Spiritual
  • Social
  • Occupational
  • Physical
  • Environmental
  • Intellectual
  • Emotional

 

Summary:

  • Health is an outcome
  • Need to address impediments to health and well-being
  • 1st time children won’t outlive parents?
  • Most efforts into disease treatment, not health promotion. Need to do more prevention

 

  • Health is an outcome
  • Need to address impediments to health and well-being
    • Inadequate food and shelter
    • Lack of education
    • Inadequate income
    • Glamorizing substance use
    • Lack of mental health support
    • Peer pressure
  • Is this the first time kids will not outlive their parents?
  • Need to recognise the relationship between community and environmental aspects of health
  • Most efforts into disease treatment, not health promotion. Need to do more prevention

 

Summary:

  • In order to thrive, people’s basic needs must be addressed
  • Remove impediments to social advancement ex. through free education, universal basic income

 

Issues:

  • In order to thrive, people’s basic needs must be addressed: food, shelter, income, education, sense of community
  • Poverty is the biggest risk factor for disease
  • Homelessness and affordability

Solutions:

  • Remove impediments to social advancement
  • Free education
  • Universal basic income (UBI). Removes stress, increases fulfilment and open up opportunities

 

Summary:

  • Healthy nutrition as baseline
  • Active transportation
  • Exercise

 

Issues:

  • Sugar addiction
  • Poor nutrition in prison system and hospitals

Solutions:

  • Healthy nutrition as baseline
  • Treat healthy nutrition as a social justice issue
  • Active transportation exercise

 

Summary:

  • Lack of proactive policy and focus on prevention
  • Provide basic dental care
  • Universal pharmacare


Issues:

  • Lack of proactive policy and focus on prevention
  • Proactive interventions ex. address basic needs (See above)

Solutions:

  • Provide basic dental care
  • Universal pharmacare
  • “Alternative” modalites should be covered = wellness first before the treatment

 

Summary:

  • Mental health and wellness foremost social issue
  • Counselling services ex. grief, dealing with life
  • Destigmatization
  • Promote healthy, homes and families

 

Issues:

  • Mental health has key cascading benefits
  • Mental health and wellness foremost social issue
  • Mental health is an issue for youth and the elderly
  • Attention Spans decreased due to technology
  • Social isolation caused by technology
  • Time pressures
  • Social isolation - poverty

Solutions:

  • Counselling services ex. grief, dealing with life
  • Destigmatization
  • Strong community support for international students
  • LGBTQ2+ equality
  • Policies to promote healthy communities and ways to bring people together
  • Promote healthy, homes and families
  • Leisure time, not consumption

 

Summary:

  • Personal cost of treatment. Huge financial burden
  • Shame and stigma- not open about it
  • Isolation in Communities
  • Over prescribing of opioids
  • Should be treated as a health issue, not a criminal issue
  • Provide clean source
  • Additional resources for addictions treatment
  • Support for parents who need to put their children into addiction treatment facilities

 

Issues:

  • Personal cost of treatment. Huge financial burden
  • Disease: no other disease forced to deal with crime
  • Only 40 beds in province for youth fighting addiction
  • Shame and stigma- not open about it
  • Isolation in communities
  • Over prescribing of opioids

Solutions:

  • Should be treated as a health issue, not a criminal issue
  • Force people to deal with organized crime
  • End war on drugs: remove role of organized crime
  • Provide clean source
  • Additional resources for addictions treatment
  • Support for parents who need to put their children into addiction treatment facilities

 

Summary:

  • Improve urban design, community spaces, cultural engagement
  • Enhance the connection with nature and natural environment
  • Infrastructure for active transportation
  • Community gardens
  • Legislation ex. right to clean air and water

 

Issues:

  • Urban design influence accessibility - Crowded residential areas negative effect on community
  • Air quality
  • Disconnect with nature

Solutions:

  • Improve urban design
    • Bike lanes
    • Gardens light
    • Daylighting the rivers
  • Community spaces, cultural engagement, urban design
  • Enhance the connection with nature and natural environment
  • Examine the impact of pesticide use, the connection to disease as a result of changes in food system
  • Local food is key
  • Address nature deficit in schools and workplaces
  • Infrastructure for active transportation
  • Community gardens ex. Squamish indigenous plants
  • Legislation
    • Right to clean air and water

 

Summary:

  • Siloed decision making authority. Allocation of resource siloed
  • Inadequate measurement of outcomes
  • Cross-ministry approach
  • Develop overarching plan for delivering health services
  • Should look at best practices around the world

 

Issues:

  • Wrong people deciding who gets paid
  • Education, new age issues need to be taught, especially youth issues
  • Basic Dental should be part of medical coverage
  • Siloed decision making authority. Allocation of resource siloed
  • Not doing a good job of measuring
    • Ex. incomes, well-being

Solutions:

  • Cross-ministry approach
  • Develop overarching plan for delivering health services
    • Conduct a visioning exercise-where we want to be
    • Recognise holistic policy limits of acceptable change
  • Should look at best practices around the world ex. legalization in Portugal
  • Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment
  • Apps that enable people to track healthy behaviour
  • Evidence driven — appeal to medical community
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