In October 2013, a group of stakeholders came together to discuss health and well-being in the Oceanside region. They decided to form a group that would invite the community to identify and address health-related issues together. This group evolved to become the Oceanside Health and Wellness Network (OHWN).
OHWN is committed to working together to enhance the health and well-being of Oceanside residents with a focus on the determinants of health. We work collaboratively and take collective action on strategic priorities.
The Regional District of Nanaimo is administering funding from Island Health for the Oceanside Health and Wellness Network. This includes $15,000 of seed funding and support for a part-time coordinator.
Our lifestyle choices do affect our health, but often these choices are influenced by factors that are larger than ourselves. These are often referred to as the Determinants of Health, and they include cultural, socio-economic, and environmental factors including:
Source: Public Health Agency of Canada
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