Health Indicators

At the Eastern Ontario Health Unit (EOHU), we use a population approach to better understand the population and to offer programs and services that best respond to their needs. A population health approach assesses not just health status and the biological determinants of health, but also the social factors that influence health, including income, education and employment. It moves beyond traditional health perspectives that focus on disease and disability, taking into account mental and social well-being and quality of life. Population health assessment also includes a monitoring role, described as epidemiological surveillance. This is the systematic and ongoing collection, collation and analysis of health-related information that is communicated in a timely manner to all interested, so that action can be taken. It contributes to effective public and community health program planning, delivery, and management.1

One of our goals is to increase the use of public health knowledge and expertise in the planning and delivery of programs and services within an integrated health system. We do this by providing health data, including social determinants of health, health inequities, and other relevant information to the public, community partners, and health care providers.1

We assess current health status, health behaviours, preventive health practices, risk and protective factors, health care utilization relevant to public health, and demographic indicators, including the assessment of trends and changes.1

Data sources are:

  • Census 2016
  • CCHS 2015-16
  • Intellihealth
  • Cancer Care Ontario
  • Local data

The data provided is not an exhaustive list but a summary of important information. The data was produced by Yuanfeng Shi, Epidemiologist and Suzanne De Haney, Epidemiologist. It will be updated as new information becomes available.

For any other information or data needs, please contact Louise Simmons, Manager of Foundational Standards at 613-764-2841, ext. 2252.


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