Author: Colin Fraser
The Chronic Disease Prevention Intiative has been approved by the province for the communities of Amaranth/Sandy Bay First Nation, Altona, and Winkler.
The CDPI is designed to fight chronic diseases and major causes of illness and death.
According to Central RHA Regional Program Leader Jane Curtis, the CDPI is not the only program in place to create healthier communities.
The province is continuing it's "Creating Community Well-Being Together" program which is similar to the CDPI.
The CDPI and the "Creating Community Well-Being Together" programs will encourage communities to develop their own healthy living initiatives.