The population health perspective helps us to understand the health and well-being of the entire population and population groups. Health system decision-makers and planners use population health information to inform programs and policies to improve health outcomes and reduce health inequities. The population health approach is multi-faceted and recognizes the importance of collaboration among individuals and their communities, all levels of government, health care providers and other sectors that have a role in influencing health.
Information on Population Health
Population Health and Health Care is a suite of products that includes a research report, videos, virtual discussions and journal articles that showcase how health system leaders are using the population health approach to inform their work.
- Children Vulnerable in Areas of Early Development: A Determinant of Child Health (2014)
- Measuring the Level and Determinants of Health System Efficiency in Canada (2014)
- Lifetime Distributional Effects of Publicly Financed Health Care in Canada (2013)
- End-Stage Renal Disease Among Aboriginal Peoples in Canada: Treatment and Outcomes (2013)
- Hospital Care for Heart Attacks Among First Nations, Inuit and Métis (2013)
- Disparities in Primary Health Care Experiences Among Canadians With Ambulatory Care Sensitive Conditions (2012)
- Obesity in Canada (2011)
- Mentally Healthy Communities: Aboriginal Perspectives (2009)
- Reducing Gaps in Health: A Focus on Socio-Economic Status in Urban Canada (2008)
- Mental Health: Population Perspectives — Journal issue (2013)
- Reducing Gaps: Using Area-Based Socio-Economic Measures to Explore Population Health — Self-study course (2012)