Helping Rural Youth Live Healthier Lives

People in rural regions were becoming increasingly concerned about drug and alcohol use amongst their youth. Also, little information was available about the health issues facing rural youth in Saskatchewan or Western Canada. Diane Martz, PhD, and a team of researchers began assessing the health needs of youth in rural Saskatchewan in order to encourage healthy lifestyles and reduce risky behaviours in this population.

Martz, D. (2008). Helping rural youth live healthier. Retrieved from Alberta Centre for Active Living website: