Health Equity and Prevention


Healthy Eating

Healthy eating may reduce the risk of chronic diseases, such as type 2 diabetes, cancer and heart disease.

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Active Living

Physical activity increases energy levels, helps us handle stress better and strengthens the heart & lungs

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Healthy Sexuality

Making wise and informed choices are all vital to staying sexually healthy throughout your life.

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Injury Prevention

more than 90% of injuries are predictable and preventable. Making smart choices will help keep you and your family safe and healthy.

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Healthy Schools

The Healthy Schools Initiative in Manitoba promotes the health and wellness of students, their families, school staff, and communities.

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The Health Equity and Prevention Unit provides health promotion and prevention leadership at a population level within and outside the health sector. Health promotion is addressed using evidence-informed approaches through healthy public policy, health in all policies, programs and strategic partnerships. This is undertaken for the purpose of creating environments that support all Manitobans to make healthier choices, reduce health inequities, and improve the health status of the population.

Key functions:

  • Collaborate with organizations across sectors and other government departments to advance health equity and help build supportive environments that promote the prevention of injury and disease and improve overall wellness.
  • Support and strengthen community capacity, with special attention to those most negatively impacted by health inequities.
  • Engage with communities to build relationships, gain and share knowledge.
  • Develop and monitor policies through seven policy streams to foster healthy environments.
  • Contribute to the Population and Public Health Framework to ensure that all Manitobans are living to their full potential in supportive environments.

 Program streams include:

  • Healthy Eating
  • Active Living
  • Healthy Sexuality
  • Injury Prevention
  • Healthy Schools
  • Noncommunicable Disease (also known as Chronic Disease) Prevention
  • Health Equity

 Manitoba Health, Seniors and Active Living
 Health Equity and Prevention Unit

 4th floor, 300 Carlton Street
 Winnipeg MB R3M 3M9
 204-945-3648 (toll-free 1-866-788-3648)
 health.promotion@gov.mb.ca