Plan H (BC Healthy Communities Society)

The PlanH program supports local government engagement and partnerships across sectors for creating healthier communities. Recognizing that community policy, plans, and decisions affect health and well-being, PlanH provides learning opportunities, resources, and leading-edge practices for collaborative local action.

PlanH, implemented by BC Healthy Communities Society, facilitates local government learning, partnership development and planning for healthier communities where we live, learn, work and play. Working together with health authorities, UBCM and the Ministry of Health, PlanH supports the Province’s health promotion strategy.

Plan H – Healthy Housing Action Guide
This guide supports local governments across British Columbia as they create healthy and thriving places for all people.
What you’ll  find in this Action Guide:
– Information about healthy housing and its co-benefits
– Actions and examples from B.C. communities
– Funding opportunities and strategies
– A checklist of healthy housing actions
– Further reading and resources
– Local and provincial housing legislation
– A glossary of terms

PlanH addresses three critical and interconnected themes that are required for a healthy community.

Healthy People
Local conditions support healthy behaviours and choices where people live, work, learn, and play.

Healthy Society
Vibrant places and spaces cultivate belonging, inclusion, connectedness and engagement.

Healthy Environments
Well-planned built environments and sustainable natural environments support all citizens to thrive, now and in the future.

For more info, click on Healthy People