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Population Health

Improve the health of our communities

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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.

My Health My Community Health Profiles

The My Health My Community (MHMC) survey gathered previously unavailable community and neighbourhood level data to support local planning. The data was gathered from June 2013 to July 2014. These community specific profiles provide information on healthy behaviours, built environment, community resiliency, family doctor, health status and chronic conditions.

The profiles will provide the residents, community agencies and local governments a better understanding of the factors influencing health locally. We hope that this information will help spark community level dialogue on actions to create health promoting environments and reduce health inequities.

In our technical notes, you can learn more about our methodology, data representativeness, and how this data compares to other surveys.

Community Health Atlas

The Community Health Atlas is an interactive tool that lets anyone explore population health data for our Fraser Health communities. The Atlas uses quantitative data to describe many elements that effect health and wellness, including demographic data (age, language, immigration, population growth) and socio-economic data (income, employment, education), as well as describe the health outcomes of our communities through rates of prevalent disease, cause-of-death data and hospitalization statistics.

Annual Report on Immunizations and Vaccine-Preventable Diseases (VPDs)

This year’s annual report from the Office of the Chief Medical Health Officer is focused on vaccine-preventable diseases (VPDs) and immunizations in Fraser Health. This information is intended to inform Fraser Health programs, health care providers, schools, non-governmental organizations, and community partners. The report contains statistics, in-depth case and outbreak summaries, a description of the immunization program and the recent work towards improving immunization coverage for children under 2 years old in the Fraser Health region. 

Healthy Aging Report and Profiles

Health Profile

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.

BC Community Health Profiles

The BC Community Health Profiles provide local data for use by health authorities and local governments to support community health planning & decision-making.

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.

Championing Better Health for Fraser Region
A strategic map for 2013-2017

For more information contact:

Office of the Medical Health Officer | C200 - 9801 King George Hwy | Surrey, BC V3T 5H5


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