Social and economic factors play key roles in the health of Canadians. Examples of these factors include the following:

  • Income level and education
  • Employment and housing

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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Information on the influence of socio-economic factors on health

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 Key resources
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Reports and analyses about socio-economic factors

Key resources about socio-economic factors

Canadian Journal of Public Health

Tools and resources for measuring health disparities