On Tuesday, Premier Christy Clark personally launched a $24 million program that will give doctors "additional tools" to develop health promotion and illness prevention plans for at-risk patients. But if the name for that program - Prescription for Health - sounds familiar it should. Two years ago, the government used the same name for a pilot project that also involved health professionals encouraging their patients to adopt healthier lifestyles. Nevertheless, a government spokesperson said that "while similar in flavour" there's no connection between the two initiatives, noting the earlier program "focused almost exclusively on physical activity."
May 26, 2011