Community Health Education Program (CHEP)

Part of the Community Outreach Program, CHEP seeks to increase the availability of health promotion and disease prevention information for English-Speaking Communities and increased collaboration between community and public health professionals, this dynamic program facilitates distance community learning of health and social services information in English to remote, rural or dispersed Quebec communities via:

  • Videoconferencing
  • DVDs on health education

Outreach

The Outreach initiative is designed to support the 25 community health and social services networks (NPIs) in implementing outreach strategies in order to better identify and engage vulnerable and often hard-to-reach English speakers. This entails support activities such as information gathering/studies to better understand needs; offering information and referral; navigation of services; accompaniment; communications and advocacy; outreach initiatives designed to improve the overall health and well-being of this clientele; and informing and supporting health and social service providers to better reach and serve vulnerable English-speaking populations. Funding for this program is provided by Health Canada and the project is managed by the CHSSN.