Toolkit for healthy, resilient homes and communities in times of pandemic recovery

University of Alberta, School of Public Health

Total Funded: $75,000
Location: Province Wide, Alberta

The COVID-19 pandemic and related public health have drawn people’s attention to how critically important their homes, neighbourhoods, and communities are to their health. Public health works proactively to create the conditions for long-term recovery by focusing not only on the disease, but on promoting the health of people. Healthy people are the foundation of a healthy economy.

This project will engage real estate professionals, planners and developers, consumers, and municipalities to identify critical ‘healthy community’ factors in the face of COVID-19 pandemic recovery, related economic uncertainty, and environmental stewardship. The engagement process and resulting easy-to-use online toolkit will help provide supports for Albertan’s healthy home choices. The toolkit will identify factors needed to drive economic growth, sustain community vitality and resiliency, promote environmental stewardship, and improve citizens’ health outcomes.