Population Health Status Report

Population Health Status Report (PHSR)

Knowledge gained from attempting to understand the health status of a population contributes to the development of effective public policies. These policies positively influence a community’s health needs and reduce health disparities. Population health status reporting uses the best available sources of routinely collected data, health indicators and local knowledge to describe the health of a population.

In this report you will find descriptions of how the lives of us living in Capital Health are influenced by where we live: based on the underlying premise that where we live matters to our health. 

We have used the INSPQ Deprivation Index to describe our communities and the underlying socioeconomic and material strengths and limitations that ultimately hold some of us back from being as healthy as others.

It is our hope that the story in these pages will provoke you to ask the question “Why”? Why are some communities healthier than others?


We are grateful to our colleagues at the National Collaborating Centre for Determinants of Health (NCCDH) for making this report possible, through the creation of a Learning Circle of experts that guided our work and through:

  • Coaching
  • Collaboration
  • Encouragement

More information is available at National Collaborating Centre for Determinants of Health and Population health status reporting: The learning together series.

Contact Us: publichealthreports@cdha.nshealth.ca