2021 Chief Public Health Officer’s Report

In order to better understand PEI’s population health status, the relationship between social determinants of health, health equity, health behaviours, and population health outcomes were explored in the 2016 Chief Public Health Officer’s Report: Health for All Islanders.

Findings of this report highlighted that health inequity existed amongst Islanders as well as between Islanders and Canadians; that the majority of disease burden was related to chronic diseases which are closely linked to modifiable risk factors (unhealthy diet, physical inactivity, tobacco use, and harmful use of alcohol); and that the SDH have significant influence on the health of Islanders. Similar trends and health inequities were found in the 2017 Children’s Report: Investing in Our Future.8 This present report provides an update on findings from the 2016 report and further explores SDH by incorporating measures of material and social deprivation.

To learn more, visit: 2021 Chief Public Health Officer's Report

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