Healthy eating and physical activity are part of our children and youth’s daily lives in the Champlain region.

Action Plan

The CCPN remains committed to bringing health, education, and community partners together to foster supportive physical and social environments that facilitate children’s health and well-being with an emphasis on healthy eating and physical activity. We will grow our Healthy Schools 2020 Program to ensure that Champlain schools are equipped with the necessary implementation supports to make continued improvements in their school nutrition environments, and to expand the program to include physical activity – specifically, school travel planning and active play.

Healthy Foods in Hospitals Program


To create supportive, healthy nutrition environments in Champlain hospitals so that the healthy choice is the easy choice for staff, visitors, and patients.

Action Plan

We will work with hospital leaders and the Champlain Local Health Integration Network to increase the emphasis on healthy foods and beverages across Champlain’s 19 hospitals. Recognizing thecomplexities of food service provision, we will seek to establish an innovative, viable plan that emphasizes increasing the availability of healthy foods in hospital retail settings, making accurate point-of purchase nutrition information available for employees and other visitors, and identifying opportunities for improving efficiencies in food procurement and preparation.


Communications Toolkit

Participating hospitals, click here to access the communications toolkit.


Getting Creative in the Kitchen: Local Hospitals go for Silver with the Healthy Foods in Champlain Hospitals Program (LHINfo Minute, March 2018) – English | French

Partner Newsletter (Summer 2017) English  |  French 

Symposium 2016

From French Fries to Fajitas: Making the Healthy Choice the Easy Choice(LHINfo Minute, October 2015) –  English  |  French

Partner Newsletter (June 2016)  English | French

Partner Newsletter (November 2015) English | French

Partner Newsletter (June 2015) English | French

Partner Newsletter (February 2015) [PDF]

Primary Care CVD Prevention and Management Program


To support Champlain Family Health Teams (FHTs), Community Health Centres (CHCs), and Health Links in strengthening the delivery of care for the primary, secondary and tertiary prevention of CVD through evidence-based practices and innovative models of collaborative care.

Action Plan

We will create new partnerships and collaborative models with a focus on capacity in the primary care community and system efficiencies for improving patient and health care outcomes. The Strategy includes creating and supporting a shared regional leadership infrastructure for planning and execution of new CVD programs among Champlain FHTs and creating stronger links between specialists and primary care providers to support rapid uptake of evidence-based practices.

Background Information

Regional Integrated Heart Failure Program


To facilitate a more efficient and coordinated system of heart failure care with the goal of improving quality of care, reducing emergency visits and avoidable admissions/re-admission, and ultimately improving patient outcomes while reducing costs in the health care system.

Action Plan

Through the leadership of the University of Ottawa Heart Institute (UOHI), and in partnership with regional hospitals, primary care, CCAC, long-term care and specialty care (palliative and geriatric), we will integrate and standardize care across the region and facilitate a more efficient and coordinated system of care. We will build on innovative health systems services for heart failure already in place in the region and leverage known best practices to build capacity in the system. The Strategy aims to ensure people with heart failure receive the right care, at the right time, by the right team, in the right place.

Regional Smoking Cessation Program


More Champlain residents make an aided quit attempt using evidence-based cessation services.

Action Plan

Tobacco use is the leading preventable cause of CVD. Evidence-based interventions are available which can double, triple, or even quadruple success with quitting. While most Champlain residents report wanting to quit smoking, only 5% of residents will use available evidence-based smoking cessation programs. The Strategy builds on the success of the Ottawa Model for Smoking Cessation and will expand our focus into sub-populations with higher smoking rates (such as individuals with mental illness and blue collar worksites) to improve reach. The Strategy will support coordination of services to ensure the highest quality cessation services are promoted and delivered to Champlain residents.