December 3, 2013
Report on the Health Status of the Residents Served by Prairie North Regional Health Authority 2013
Introduction from Medical Health Officer Dr. Brenda Cholin
It is my pleasure to introduce the 2013 Prairie North Health Region (PNHR) Health Status Report. This report updates and enhances the information provided in the 2008 Report. Due to the timing of release of information from sources such as the Canada Census, some of the data included in the report may not be as recent as one would like, but readers will find the trends over the past several years informative.
The primary purpose of this Report is to inform PNHR decision-makers, planners, management, frontline health providers, other interested agencies, and the public about the health of the population served by the Prairie North Regional Health Authority (PNRHA). The information included is a descriptive summary of many indicators, which should lead readers to evaluate whether programs and services currently offered have had any impact on the health of the population and will hopefully spark further questions, investigations, and program improvements.
A large part of a Health Status Report is focused on those factors outside of the formal health care system that have major impacts on one's health but are sometimes overlooked. These determinants of health serve as a reminder that improvements in health are not something that the health care sector can do alone and provide impetus for collaborative partnerships to achieve PNHR's vision of Healthy People. Healthy Communities.
Appreciation is extended to Tejwinder Sidhu, MPH Practicum Student at PNHR, who gathered and analysed the data and wrote this report with competence and creativity in three intense months.
To view the report, click on Health Status Report 2013 - PNHR