Welcome to the Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit's Health Status Report. The primary purpose of this report is to inform the public, the health unit's staff, health providers and other interested agencies about the health of residents living in our region.
These highlights provide an overview of the Health Status Report including a summary of each section.
In the Environments section, you will find descriptions of key factors related to health in four domains; the population, the physical environment, the social environment, and the economic environment.
Health Status Measures
In the Health Status Measures section, you will find information on the following topics, chronic disease prevention, child health, injury prevention, sexual health, reproductive health, health services, communicable disease and the leading causes of death and hospitalization.
The Population Health Approach
This section provides the reader with an overview of the population health approach defined by the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research (CIAR) as... identifying how the social and physical environments in which we live and work determine our health, and to measure their impact and trace their complex interactions. This is the framework used to construct this report.
Data Sources and Limitations
It is important to know the strengths and limitations of the sources of data used to develop this report because these factors influenced the methods, analysis and interpretation of data presented within. In this section a description of each data source is presented stating its strengths and limitations.
How to Contact Us
If you would like to be notified of any changes or updates to the Health Status Report 2000 document please email firstname.lastname@example.org and specify in the subject 'Health Status 2000 Notification'.
As you navigate through this document you will see text that is underlined. Clicking on the word (or words) underlined will bring you to related information. If you would like to get back to your most recent page please just click on the Back button on the top menu of your browser. This report is meant to be a work in progress, which will change over the next few years. Therefore, it is important to receive constructive feedback. Please send us your comments.
Go to the 2004 Health Status Report Update
This update supplements the 2000 Health Status Report by providing updated information for many aspects of the health of our region.