Environmental factors affect the health of Canadians in many ways. Environmental factors can be physical or human, and examples include the following:

  • Air pollution, heat extremes, physical environment (physical)
  • Employment, education and social support (human)

Our Canadian Population Health Initiative (CPHI) looks at these and other factors through a population health lens. This helps us understand the health and well-being of population groups, as well as inequalities among and within groups. Decision-makers and health system planners use population health information to develop programs and policies that improve the health care system.

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Reports and analyses about environmental factors

Key resources about environmental factors

Canadian Journal of Public Health

Tools and resources for measuring health disparities