HealthBridge works with partners world-wide to improve health and health equity through research, policy and action.

Our Impact

In Bolivia, we have helped over 500 families improve their chicken and sheep farming practices. In coming years they will be eating more eggs, milk and meat, and enjoying improved health.

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In rural India, more than 9,000 men and women were educated about maternal and child health. With men’s support, 20% more women gave birth in a health facility and 19% more women received ante-natal care.

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In the last six months of 2015, HB Vietnam and partners working in the city of Hoi An, Vietnam, successfully developed two mini parks/ parkettes for 2 neighbourhoods of 1,600 people.

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Ms. Megan Williams Chair-Elect

Through her varied career in public health and communications, Megan has worked with communities to improve health and bring about positive change. Her career has taken her from editing a tri-lingual Aboriginal newspaper in Northern Ontario, to 23 years working in public health, as a program manager, health promotion specialist, health communicator and health planner.  Megan specializes in public health program planning, implementation and evaluation, policy analysis and development, community[…]

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HB Board member named Outstanding Philanthropist

June 23, 2016

In addition to being a Board member, David has been a donor to HealthBridge for nearly 20 years. supporting some of our core activities, thus allowing us to be creative and innovative in the way we approach emerging issues and draw attention to them. This is a uniquely valuable kind of gift, and his ongoing support has helped us to be strategic in our work. 

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HealthBridge wins livable cities challenge in Vietnam

June 1, 2016

HealthBridge and partners have won a challenge to make the city of Da Nang more livable for its most disadvantaged populations.

Responding to the Da Nang Social Cohesion Challenge, the consortium of HealthBridge, Think Playground (Vietnam) and Playground Ideas (Australia), proposed to revitalize a public space in Da Nang city by transforming a dumpsite into a neighborhood park.

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Greening the city

June 21, 2016 / By Debra Efroymson

The list of benefits was so long that my eyes started to glaze over. Green roofs would mean cooler buildings, helping to reduce the urban heat island effect. People would have the opportunity to come into more contact with greenery and living things; their stress would thus decline.

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