In our Multi-Sector meeting held on October 25th, 2019 as part of our ‘Lennox & Addington’s Vital Signs Connecting Communities 2019’ Good Health and Well-Being has been identified as the most relevant Sustainable Development Goal for our residents.

Local targets and indicators include the recruitment of health care practitioners, halving the number of deaths from road traffic accidents, strengthening the prevention and treatment of substance abuse, including narcotic drug abuse and harmful use of alcohol, and reducing by one third premature mortality from non-communicable diseases through prevention and treatment and promote mental health and well-being.

Participants were asked to develop envisioning statements of what good health and well-being would look like in the year 2030.

Here is one of the envisioning statements… “Good health and well-being is a state of preventable healthcare leading to a reduction in chronic illness, an increase in social engagement and accessibility to the resources to achieve this.”

Another envisioning statement is “Our community excels in offering equal opportunity with a healthy, connected and sustainable lifestyle under a natural umbrella and pristine environment.”

To achieve these visions, we need your support. We are looking for donors who are interested in establishing a ‘Good Health and Well-Being Endowment Fund’ that will be used to set in motion sustainable funding, in perpetuity for community initiatives that will ensure improved health and well-being outcomes long into the future.

If you can help with a monthly, quarterly, or annual gift, we would like to hear from you.

Our full Vital Signs report can be read at https://www.cffla.ca/2019/12/03/lennox-addingtons-vital-signs-connecting-communities-2019/