The Wellness Coalition - Avalon East is one of six wellness coalitions in the province of Newfoundland and Labrador.
Membership is diverse and consists of community, government and non-government agencies and others with an interest in promoting wellness and improving the health and well being of people in the Avalon East Region.
The Avalon East Region includes the St. John's and Mount Pearl metropolitan areas, Bell Island, Conception Bay South, the Southern Shore to St. Shotts, and Torbay to Portugal Cove.
The Coalitions provide leadership,coordination and support for local wellness initiatives.They build partnerships by bringing together individuals, groups and organizations interested in working together on common wellness issues in their local regions. Activities may include advocating for healthy public policy, providing community grants to enhance local wellness projects, or developing and delivering community wellness programs.
The Wellness Coalition-Avalon East is supported by the Department of Children, Seniors, and Social Development, and by Eastern Health.