City of St. John’s accepting applications for new ‘Healthy City Advisory Committee’

Posted: April 24, 2024 10:41 am
By Becky Daley

The City of St. John’s and NL Health Services are now accepting applications for their new Healthy City Advisory Committee.

This Advisory Committee will take a collective impact approach involving leaders from various disciplines, sectors, and levels of Government working together to improve the social, economic, and environmental conditions that affect health and quality of life. 

The role of the committee is to discuss community health and quality of life issues and provide leadership, guidance, and support for evidence-based decision-making on the actions of the Healthy City Strategy. The committee will be co-chaired by City of St. John’s Mayor Danny Breen and Dr. Nazlee Ogunyemi, Medical Officer of Health, Public Health, NL Health Services.

Potential members must hold positions in a decision-making role within their own organizations (including non-profits, government departments, academic institutions, etc.), representing any one of the disciplines from the identified ‘Healthy City Assets’:

  • Housing: Affordable and Accessible Housing
  • Urban Design: Mixed-use; Getting Around and Accessibility
  • Transportation: Active Transportation; Accessible Public Transportation
  • Environment: Environmental Benefits; Parks and Open Space; Interaction & Connectivity
  • Healthy Neighbourhoods and People: Neighbourhood Services, Identity and Place-Making; Safety; Access to Food; Mental and Physical Health; Early Childhood Development and Lifelong Learning; Poverty Reduction and Economic Wellness; Arts and Culture
  • Inclusion: Social and Community Connections; Diversity

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