2017 Chief Medical Health Officer's Report on The Hidden Epidemic: The Opioid Overdose Emergency in Fraser Health
The 2017 Chief Medical Health Officer’s Report focuses on the opioid overdose emergency in Fraser Health. This report brings together findings from multiple analyses to describe the who, what and where of fatal and non-fatal overdoses in our region.
This report highlights that overdoses are closer than we think. As is the case across British Columbia, men and women of all ages are experiencing fatal and non-fatal overdose. In fact, most overdose fatalities are not visible; they occur in private residences and involve men between 19 – 59 years of age. The primary intent of this report is to shed light on this hidden epidemic.
Annual Report on Immunizations and Vaccine-Preventable Diseases
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.
South Asian Health Report
The South Asian Health Report provides Fraser Health planners, decision makers and community stakeholders with valuable information on the health of Fraser Health residents of South Asian descent. The report includes statistics on health behaviours, health status and health care access, and examines the health impact of social and economic factors, such as education, income and area of residence.
This report contributes to the evidence that guides the South Asian Health Institute (SAHI). SAHI was established at Fraser Health to improve health and health outcomes for the South Asian population through innovation and evidence-based care. By highlighting gaps in health and socioeconomic indicators, the report supports SAHI and its partners to identify targeted areas for improvement and promote culturally relevant services to improve the health of our South Asian community.
Community Health Profiles
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