POWER UP! represents a team of researchers, practitioners and policy makers who have come together to gather and share evidence on chronic disease prevention with Canadians.
We work together every day to provide leadership, tools and support to decision makers, researchers, practitioners and the public with the aim of supporting policy change for a healthy Canada.
Our website, powerupforhealth.ca is one of the first “one-stop-shops” for evidence sharing on chronic disease and obesity prevention in Canada.
The School of Public Health at the University of Alberta is committed to advancing health through interdisciplinary inquiry and by working with our partners in promoting health and wellness, protecting health, preventing disease and injury, and reducing health inequities locally, nationally and globally. As agents of change, our responsibility is to contribute to environmental, social and economic sustainability for the welfare of future generations.
The Alberta Policy Coalition for Chronic Disease Prevention (APCCP) is a coalition of 17 prominent organizations in Alberta. Since 2009, APCCP has leveraged their partnerships, skills and expertise of its members in the area of research, policy and practice to increase knowledge about and support for policies to address risk factors for chronic disease, including poor nutrition, physical inactivity and alcohol misuse. www.abpolicycoalitionforprevention.ca/
The Association pour la santé publique du Québec (ASPQ) represents citizens and partners in its mission to make achieving long-term health through prevention a top priority. In its capacity as an independent association, the ASPQ:
- informs and engages the public in the aim of adopting policies and practices conducive to achieving long-term health through prevention;
- sponsors coalitions that spearhead joint actions having a significant impact on public health issues in Québec;
- bases all of its actions on best practices and scientific knowledge.
The ASPQ supports social and economic development through the promotion of a vision of long‑term health and wellness. www.aspq.org
The Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT) supports the development of strong individuals, families and communities who will share the benefits and responsibilities of a unified, environmentally sustainable and prosperous Northwest Territories. Specific goals include a strong and independent north built on partnerships; an environment that will sustain present and future generations; healthy, educated people free from poverty; sustainable, vibrant, safe communities and, effective and efficient government.