Karen McGrath, president and CEO of Horizon Health Network, said the CHRAs are Horizon’s way of honouring and encouraging New Brunswickers to live a healthier life.
“Helping people be healthy is our mission and our winners are helping New Brunswickers do just that,” McGrath said. “They are making the healthy choice, the easy choice in our communities.”
McGrath said all the applicants and nominations show great community spirit and is proud to know communities have these resources to rely on to help improve overall health.
“I would like to congratulate the 2018 winners, as well as all the other nominations and applicants for the work they’re doing every day in creating healthy communities.”
Jean Daigle, VP of Community for Horizon Health Network, said he is proud of the many people who work to break down barriers to accessing health care and promoting wellness.
“Looking at the more than 50 applicants and nominations, it’s great to see so many organizations that are working diligently to improve the quality of life in our communities,” said Daigle. “It’s really amazing to see how selfless and dedicated people are.”
Daigle said it’s encouraging that many of these organizations and people are doing the work, not for a paycheque, but because it’s something they believe in to create healthier communities.
“These people are filling a gap in service that otherwise, might prevent citizens from living a healthy life,” said Daigle. “They’re addressing many of the challenges that were identified in the Community Health Needs Assessments completed by Horizon. The work they do is inspiring and infectious – bravo to them all for leading the way towards a healthy life.”
Winners were selected from Fredericton, Miramichi, Moncton, Saint John and Upper River Valley areas.
· Community Food Smart Fredericton
· Roberta Akcakiryan – Geary Elementary Community School
· Adopt a Grandparent – The Gagetown School
· Miramichi Accessible Transit
· Eel Ground Health and Wellness Centre
· Miramichi Cafeteria Services Inc. – Max Aitken Academy
· Tele-Drive Albert County
· Housing Assessment Review Team
· Go Ahead Seniors
· Teen Resource Centre
· Coverdale Centre for Women
· Saint John Mental Health Docket in Provincial Court
Upper River Valley:
· Nackawic and Area Wellness Committee
Each winner received an award and certificate to display proudly, as well as $500 towards their organization. A short video describing the services the individuals and organizations provide was debuted at the public board meeting.
For more information on the awards or Horizon's Local Community Engagement Committees, please contact: engagement@HorizonNB.ca.
The video can be viewed in English<https://youtu.be/9_psXUpvlFs> or French<https://youtu.be/SxLtIOh9JPs>.
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