Healthy communities defined as those which 'improve the living environment, expands resources to enable people to develop habits, skills and lifestyles that can support each other in achieving the highest level of potential health' (WHO) are critical to the future economic development of Dominica.

Healthy and productive communities in a safe Dominican society

A coordinative planning and working process of building healthy communities and helping people reach their full potential through the programs of the healthy people beautiful community

The Objectives:

  • Establish/strengthen national mechanisms to participate in coordinated and concerted actions that create healthy local environments and healthy people
  • Forge partnerships to: -promote cooperation among government agencies, inter- governmental organizations, civil society and the private sector in support of health
  • Establish administrative support at national level for promoting health within settings where people live, work, learn, play, worship etc.
  • Empower communities to take control of their health