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Population Health

A long-term commitment to prevention and health promotion

Population Health involves working with community partners to improve the health of the entire population and focuses on a wide range of factors known as the “determinants of health” (e.g. housing, education, employment, income).  It emphasizes promoting healthy lifestyles and preventing health problems rather than focusing only on treating illnesses.  It also requires polishing the “lens” through which programs and services are viewed to ensure they are meeting community needs, especially for the most vulnerable populations such as the frail elderly and individuals with low incomes. 



Downloadable Documents:
Strategic Priorities - Summary (PDF)

Updated Sep 23, 2015