Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) creates Community Health Profiles to report on some of the factors that influence the health of individuals and populations in our region. In each profile we include:
Population-level data on several variables such as income, housing, education and child development
Health indicators such as life expectancy, birth rates, standardized mortality ratios and on how health services are used
We hope that these profiles will help our partners in the community to identify emerging needs, undertake strategic planning and implement supportive health initiatives.
Community health profiles that
combine multiple data sources to summarize the demographic compositions, the
health status and health care utilization for local health areas in
Vancouver. Some key data sources
included are BC Stats, the Early Development Instrument, Vancouver Foundation,
and BC Vital Statistics.