Building a Healthy Community together makes healthier choice the easier choice by giving residents of Edson a host of healthy options that are affordable and accessible. Focusing on the community of Edson as a whole The Healthy Places Action Tool on Physical Activity is a tool used to gain a better understanding or “a snapshot” on the strengths, assets and areas for improvement for Edson residents to make healthier choices for physical activity by changing the physical environment. Examples include offering green spaces, adapting policies, funding, building awareness and promoting positive attitudes and social norms around physical activity that support overall wellbeing in Edson.

 

Let’s Get Started: (takes about 10 to 15 minutes to complete) Answer each statement by choosing the appropriate number in the response scale. If the question does not apply or is not relevant to our community, choose NA. Please provide any and all comments as well.

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* 1. Policy Environment

  Haven't started - the issue is not on the radar of decision makers Just started - there are good chances that a policy will be proposed or formulated on the issue On the road - a policy is being formulated, but it has not been finalized Nearly there - a policy already exists and is in effect We're there - the policy has been in place long enough to be evaluated and it achieved intended N/A
To what extent does our community have a policy that incorporates physical activity? For example, revising zoning bylaws to support physical activity and active transportation (ie. bike lanes)
To what extent does our community have dedicated funding for walking and biking infrastructure?

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* 2. Physical Environment

  Elements not in place - none of the aspects or features being asked in the question are in place Few elements in place Some elements are in place Many elements are in place  All elements in place - all aspects or features are in place N/A - this question is not relevant or does not apply to our community
To what extent does our community have active transportation routes and pathways connected and clearly marked? For examples, to libraries and workplaces.
To what extent does our community have safe walking paths that includes street lighting and safe pedestrian crossings? For example, outdoor paths, ramps and sloped curbs at crossings, parks, and green spaces.
To what extent does our community have accessible spaces for physical activity for individuals with limited mobility?
To what extent does our community have outdoor recreational spaces maintained year round? For example, in parks, trails and playgrounds
To what extent does our community have secure locations to store bicycles? For example, bike racks, shelters, or lock-ups available.
To what extent does our community have signage in elevators or in hallways to promote using the stairs?
To what extent does our community have safe outdoor stairwells that are well-lit and litter free?
To what extent does our community have services to remove graffiti and litter from public spaces?

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* 3. Social Environment

  Elements not in place - none of the aspects or features being asked in the question are in place Few elements in place Some elements are in place Many elements are in place  All elements in place - all aspects or features are in place N/A - this question is not relevant or does not apply to our community
To what extent does our community have a communication plan for key messages regarding physical activity?
To what extent does our community have partnerships with community organizations and sectors to implement physical activity campaigns?
To what extent does our community use multimedia strategies to promote physical activity that is endorsed by experts/trusted sources? For example, AHS, ParticipACTION, Cancer Society, with social/local media, posters, pamphlets.
To what extent does our community tailor messages and communication for different audiences? For example, including young people, parents, or education professionals.
To what extent does our community provide education and information for different groups and physical activity resources and health promotion? For example, through guest speakers, trips or events.
To what extent does our community provide education and awareness about active transportation? For example, bike and road safety.
To what extent does our community have partnerships to plan and develop physical activity programs with community members, local government and council, and other sectors? For example, schools, workplaces and healthcare.
To what extent does our community provide a variety of physical activity programming that is inclusive for different age groups, times and locations?

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* 4. Economic Environment

  Elements not in place - none of the aspects or features being asked in the question are in place Few elements in place Some elements are in place Many elements are in place  All elements in place - all aspects or features are in place N/A - this question is not relevant or does not apply to our community
To what extent does our community provide financial support for physical activity programs? For example, Kidsport or free access to walking tracks.
To what extent does our community provide safe and affordable transportation options to and from facilities and venues? For example, ride-shares or community buses.
To what extent does our community provide free or low cost child care while accessing programs?

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* 5. Are there any strengths and assets, improvement/focus areas and/or opportunities for action that stood out to you during this survey?

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