Health Indicators 2012 is the 13th in a series of annual reports containing the most recently available health indicators data from the Canadian Institute for Health Information and Statistics Canada. In addition to presenting the most recent indicator results, this year's report introduces a suite of new acute-care readmission indicators, as well as three new indicators focusing on avoidable mortality. An in depth analysis of Avoidable mortality indicators is presented in the In-Focus section of the report.
"Éduc’alcool is an independent, not-for-profit organization. Its members are parapublic institutions, alcoholic beverage industry associations and individuals from various milieus (public health, education, journalism), who, fully of aware of their social responsibility, implement information, education and prevention programs designed to help young people and adults make enlightened, responsible decisions about drinking. Éduc’alcool’s mission is to make Quebecers accountable for their drinking by encouraging informed, moderate behaviour. The organization promotes the culture of taste as opposed to drunkenness. Its ultimate aim is to improve Quebecers’ relationship to alcohol."
"Mental health problems represent a great burden in our society. Qualaxia wants to remedy the situation by supporting effective actions such as the promotion of mental health and the prevention and treatment of the most common mental disorders. Qualaxia also works to evaluate the effectiveness of interventions that aim to improve public mental health.
Qualaxia is a network of researchers, experts, decision-makers, managers and clinicians who are committed to succeeding in this mission by means of research, expertise, training, knowledge transfer and international collaboration." Findings are disseminated via reports, a blog and a newsletter.
Do Toronto and Ottawa need
supervised consumption facilities?
Is the implementation of supervised
consumption facilities in Toronto or
Ottawa feasible? To answer these
questions, we conducted the Toronto
and Ottawa Supervised Consumption
Assessment (TOSCA) a scientific
study involving the collection and
analysis of data from a variety of
Table of contents
1. Methodology for dementia prevalence estimate 2
2. Full list of studies included and excluded from the
systematic review of dementia prevalence 4
3. The quality of the studies included in the survey 25
4. Strategies used to generate prevalence estimates
within global burden of disease regions 27
5. Methodology for dementia incidence estimate 31
6. Full list of studies included and excluded from the
systematic review of dementia incidence 33
The report “Dementia: a public health priority” has been jointly developed by WHO and Alzheimer's Disease International. The purpose of this report is to raise awareness of dementia as a public health priority, to articulate a public health approach and to advocate for action at international and national levels.
Dementia is a syndrome that affects memory, thinking, behaviour and ability to perform everyday activities. The number of people living with dementia worldwide is currently estimated at 35.6 million. This number will double by 2030 and more than triple by 2050. Dementia is overwhelming not only for the people who have it, but also for their caregivers and families. There is lack of awareness and understanding of dementia in most countries, resulting in stigmatization, barriers to diagnosis and care, and impacting caregivers, families and societies physically, psychologically and economically.
The report is expected to facilitate governments, policy-makers, and other stakeholders to address the impact of dementia as an increasing threat to global health. It is hoped that the report will promote dementia as a public health and social care priority worldwide.
A Doctor-Professor answers the old question "What is the single best thing we can do for our health" in a completely new way.
Dr. Mike Evans is founder of the Health Design Lab at the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute, an Associate Professor of Family Medicine and Public Health at the University of Toronto, and a staff physician at St. Michael's Hospital. [9 minute YouTube video explaining the health benefits of exercise with the aid of graphics.]
This website has been developed and is managed by EuroHealthNet, a not for profit European network of organisations, agencies and statutory bodies working to promote health and equity by addressing the factors that determine health directly or indirectly.
Equity Action is the EU funded Joint Action on Health Inequalities. The programme focuses on developing capability across Member States with a particular focus on developing knowledge for action on health inequalities, supporting the engagement of Member States, regions and other stakeholders in action to tackle the socio-economic health inequalities, sharing learning between Member States & other actors and supporting the development of effective action to tackle socio-economic health inequalities at a European policy level.
First published in 2007 as part of a BC government health initiative called Act Now, the BC Atlas of Wellness uses more than 400 maps, tables and graphics to visually communicate data and information about key wellness indicators for the province of British Columbia. The 2nd edition uses over 80 new wellness indicators to achieve more comprehensive coverage. The material presented provides users with visualizations of regional differences, variations based on gender and age and, where appropriate, statistical testing shows whether or not differences are significant.
Learning From the Best: Benchmarking Canada's Health System examines Canadians' health status, non-medical determinants of health, quality of care and access to care. It is based on international results that appear in the OECD's Health at a Glance 2011, which provides the latest statistics and indicators for comparing health systems across 34 member countries.