Population health

Municipal Action to Create Environments Conducive to Health and Quality of Life

In Québec and around the world, growing urbanization of territories and current demographic, socioeconomic, cultural, environmental and health issues are having a significant impact on the health and quality of life of populations. 

Reference framework

Developing a Canadian Network for Health in All Policies: Consultations with Actors from Canada and Abroad

Health in All Policies (HiAP) is a global initiative rooted in the principles of health promotion and intersectoral actions first introduced by Finland’s European Union presidency in 2006 (Ståhl, 2018). More specifically, it refers to “an approach to public policies across sectors that systematically takes into account the health implications of decisions, seeks synergies, and avoids harmful health impacts in order to improve population health and health equity” (World Health Organization…

Research report, study and analysis

Monitoring Attention Deficit Disorder with or Without Hyperactivity (ADHD) in Children and Young Adults in Québec: Medication Use

This report presents data on the prescription of medications for attention deficit disorder with or without hyperactivity (ADHD) taken from the Québec Integrated Chronic Disease Surveillance System (QICDSS). The results show a steady increase in the prescription of ADHD medications over time.

Monitoring report

The Roles of Public Health in Population Mental Health and Wellness Promotion

This report represents a guidance document on the roles of public health in population mental health and wellness promotion (PMHWP) across Canada. In the context of the current COVID-19 pandemic, which has brought mental health to the forefront of countries’ responses to the pandemic, building the workforce and organizational capacity in public health for PMHWP is even more relevant now than ever before.

This document was developed by the National Collaborating Centre for Healthy…

Research report, study and analysis

Whole-of-Government Wellbeing Approaches: A Comparative Analysis of Four Central Government Initiatives

The wellbeing approaches studied, with their reference frameworks and associated wellbeing indicators, are policy instruments for the entire government apparatus. Although these approaches have only recently been introduced and have been the subject of few evaluations, they appear promising. They are based on a vision of social, human, economic and environmental progress and rely on measurements that complement those of economic growth and GDP. Their adoption is intended to support what…

Rapid Analysis

Health Profile of Linguistic Communities in Québec

This health profile of linguistic communities is based on data from the 2014-2015 Québec Population Health Survey (QPHS). It addresses a number of topics broken down into 16 indicators covering certain behaviors associated with prevention and health promotion, certain aspects of physical and mental health status, as well as occupational health. Topics addressed in the report cannot be covered with medical or government databases or with census data. The data has been analyzed from a…

Monitoring report

Body Weight and the Health of the Adult Population in Québec – Summary

This study provides, for the first time, a profile of the health burden linked to different categories of body weight (underweight, overweight and obesity) among adults 18 years of age or over for the province of Québec. Based on different indicators of physical and mental health drawn from survey data, it describes the proportion and number of men and women who report suffering from specific health problems according to their weight category. The study also identifies the degree to…

Research report, study and analysis

Summary Analysis of the Impact of the Romaine Hydroelectric Project on the Health of the Population: Monitoring the Situation in the Municipality of Havre-Saint-Pierre

The Romaine project offers a good illustration of all the risks of implementing major development projects in northern Quebec. The first major hydroelectric site in many years to be established so close to a small community, this project is opening the way for many other large-scale projects. Havre-Saint-Pierre is one of the eight municipalities which, along with the two Aboriginal communities of Ekuanitshit and Nutashkuan, constitute the Regional County Municipality (RCM) of Minganie on the…

Research report, study and analysis

Avoidable Mortality of the Two Main Linguistic Communities in Québec

This report examines the avoidable mortality rates of Québec's two main linguistic groups, francophones and anglophones, over four periods: 1990−1994, 1995−1999, 2000−2004, and 2005−2007. The analysis was performed for Québec as a whole and for three specific areas: the Montréal census metropolitan area (CMA), all of Québec's other census metropolitan areas (Gatineau, Québec City, Sherbrooke, Trois-Rivières, and Saguenay), and the rest of Québec, i.e., non-metropolitan areas, or non-CMA.…

Research report, study and analysis

Lifestyle Habits and Health Indicators of Québec Anglophones

As part of an initiative to evaluate the health status of Québec anglophones, their lifestyle habits and certain health indicators were examined by area of residence and compared with those of francophones. The data was taken from the 2003, 2007−2008 and 2009−2010 cycles of the Canadian Community Health Survey (CCHS), with particular emphasis on the most recent data.

The results show few statistically significant differences in lifestyle habits and health indicators between…

Research report, study and analysis