Jan 17, 2014
Colleen describes how the the CHIA tool is used for advocacy. "Recently I worked with two small groups around Antigonish where there was talk of closing their local schools . And we went through the process to assess what the impact would be on the health of their community if their school closed. We didn’t look at the benefits, because this group wanted to keep their school open. They were very surprised to find all the different ways that the school benefited their community that they hadn’t even thought about. It was a very systematic way of helping them. So they can use that information to go ahead and advocate."