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Ms. Marina Whelan Board Director

Marina has being involved in a wide range of programs throughout her many years in public health.  Much of her career has been in the area of environmental health programs including chronic disease prevention, tobacco control, safe food and water programs, vector-borne diseases and communicable disease control. Over the last number of years, Marina’s primary focus has been in the areas of healthy communities by design and[…]

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Children enjoy a new play corner!

October 30, 2018

HealthBridge's partner Work for a Better Bangladesh (WBB) Trust is happy to announce their newly created children's corner at the local playing field across from their office in a low-income area of Dhaka, Bangladesh. The children's corner was the result of a lengthy effort involving community input and design, stakeholder involvement, professional planning, and a joint process.

UN Habitat provided a grant to HealthBridge which allowed WBB Trust to make this dream a reality. Along the way, the local government has agreed to use the children-generated design process from the UN Habitat grant into their renovation of many other parks and playgrounds in Dhaka.

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Infrastructure improvements in six Ottawa neighbourhoods

October 30, 2018 / By Guest Blogger

Since 2015, we have been working with residents in six lower-income neighbourhoods to identify improvements needed to make them better places for pedestrians, cyclists and public transit riders. This has involved door-to-door outreach, sharing circles, active transportation audits, the formation of resident-led working groups, dot-mocracy to prioritize the top needed improvements, and pop-up projects intended to demonstrate how the neighbourhood would improve if the needed improvement were implemented.

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