About The Eastern Regional Wellness Coalition
The Eastern Regional Wellness Coalition is comprised of community, government and non-government groups and agencies with an interest in promoting wellness and improving the health and well being of individuals and communities in Eastern Newfoundland.
The Eastern Regional Wellness Coalition builds on the work of the former Eastern Heart Health Network involving existing partnerships as well as links to new groups and organizations interested in promoting wellness. The former Eastern Heart Health Network was established to encourage and support the development and delivery of heart health activities within the Eastern Region.
The Eastern Regional Wellness Coalition is presently undertaking initiatives that promote and support the wellness priority areas as outlined in the Provincial Wellness Plan. These include:
- Healthy eating
- Physical activity
- Tobacco control
- Injury prevention
- Mental health promotion
- Child and youth development
- Environmental health
- Health protection
You can also check out our brochure (available on the menu at right) for more details and to learn how you can become a member.
To promote wellness and improve health and well being in the Eastern Region through partnership and coordination.
In June 2004, a Steering Committee was established to oversee the overall development and planning of the Wellness Coalition. The Committee is comprised of geographically-based representatives from various agencies and groups that promote wellness among infants, preschoolers, school age children, youth, adults and seniors.