Made-in-Leduc pilot project captures regional buy-in

The City of Leduc and the Leduc-Beaumont-Devon Primary Care Network (PCN) recently saw a local partnership take flight in the capital region.

Prescription to Get Active began as a pilot project in the Leduc region in 2011 where patients could be prescribed exercise by their family doctor linking them to a community recreation facility on a limited basis. Three years ago this program comprised of 50 local physicians and three recreation facilities in Leduc, Thorsby and Beaumont.

Today, Prescription to Get Active is now available through nine primary care networks representing more than 900 doctors and patients can choose from 22 recreation facilities across the capital region. The program’s official launch in the capital region took place Feb. 25, 2014.

“With the success and growth of this program, we’re extremely pleased to have been one of the communities that started it all in 2011,” says Roger Smolnicky, director of Business and Project Development. “It’s truly amazing to see the power of partnerships and how it benefits citizens. This program is designed to promote healthy, active living for everyone and it’s great to see it now offered throughout the capital region.”

For more information, visit www.prescriptiontogetactive.com or call the City of Leduc (780-980-7177) and theLeduc-Beaumont-Devon Primary Care Network (780-986-6624).