The health of our communities is influenced by the social, environmental and economic conditions in which we live. These are often called the social determinants of health and include factors such as: education, income, supports during early child development and access to safe and affordable housing.
Population health is an approach to health that aims to improve the health of our communities through action on the social determinants of health.
Population Health Strategic Map
This plan focuses our work on the top four strategic preventative areas that will offer the greatest health impact for people living in Fraser Health communities. Our work builds on Fraser Health's existing accomplishments and incorporates feedback from across the organization and municipal partners. The plan provides us with an opportunity to continue working together to integrate and align our efforts towards achieving our shared vision of better health for the people of Fraser region.
Partnerships to Health: Fraser Health Medical Health Officers Annual Population Health Report
The purpose of this report is to help us understand why some groups of people are not as healthy as others and how we can all work together to improve health. Improving the health of a population requires sustained collaboration and partnership between Fraser Health and the individuals and communities it serves, other organizations and all levels of government.
The Health Profile (formerly known as the Population Health Supplementary Report) provides an overview of the health of our population, focusing on non-medical determinants of health and health status indicators.
The Provincial Health Services Authority's Population and Public Health Program developed the BC Community Health Profiles in partnership with provincial, health authority, and regional partners. These profiles provide local data to support collaborative community health planning.
More detailed profiles will be available with data collected from My Health My Community in 2015.