Chronic Disease Prevention

Chronic diseases can last many months or years. Among them are: arthritis, asthma, heart disease, stroke, cancer, diabetes and several mental health and addiction disorders. Many of these health conditions share common risk factors such as having an unhealthy diet, physical inactivity and smoking.

A new resource developed by AMSSA is focusing on promoting chronic disease prevention with the following messages:

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In addition to the Healthy Living Resources sections on Healthy Eating, Healthy Weight, Physical Activity, Healthy Minds, Healthy Communities, Diabetes Resources, Cancer Prevention and Early Detection, the following information will help you to adopt and /or maintain a healthy lifestyle.

Chronic Disease Prevention Postcards in English, French, Korean, Persian, Punjabi, Spanish and Vietnamese developed by AMSSA

BC Lung Association Quit Now Services:

QuitNow By Phone: A free quit line with trained Care Coaches.

QuitNow Online: You can develop a personalized quit plan for free on this website. Live Chat is available free to those registered members with QuitNow Online.

QuitNow By TXT: A 14-week motivational free text messaging service.

brochure is available in English, French, Chinese, Korean, Persian and Punjabi. A local help directory of programs to quit smoking can also be accessed on the website.

Canadian Centre On Substance Abuse – Canada’s Low Risk Alcohol Drinking Guidelines . If you choose to drink, these guidelines can help you decide when, where, why and how.

Canadian Diabetes Association Healthy Living Series are interactive learning modules developed in English and French to help you to take charge of your health.

Canadian Cancer Society Sun Safety provides tips to reduce your risk to develop skin cancer with information available in English, French and Chinese.

BC Medical Association- Making the most of your family doctor visit

Prescription for Health Program It is available in BC to patients with one or more of the following risk factors: smoking; unhealthy eating; physical inactivity and medical obesity.

Con Intercultural Online Health Network is a community-driven health promotion initiative that helps optimize chronic disease prevention and management for multicultural communities. It provides information in Chinese and Punjabi.

Chronic Disease Self-Management Programs offer workshops in English, Chinese and Punjabi, to help people with chronic conditions to better manage their symptoms and their daily lifes.