Lifestyle factors play an important role in influencing the health of Canadians. Our lifestyle choices include such things as what we eat, what and how we learn, and where and when we play. Many of these choices depend on factors such as income level, education and housing, to name a few.

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 lifestyle factors

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Canadian Journal of Public Health

Tools and resources for measuring health disparities