CPHI commissioned eight prominent experts to share their visions of what makes a community healthy and how these visions might be conceptualized and measured. This report is a collection of these papers, which are original opinion-oriented think-pieces that were written to help broaden the use of health-related indicators beyond health services, individual health status and economic markers.
The collection of papers traces the various stages in the development of a healthy communities index (for example, sharing past experiences, planning a healthy communities index, creating a list of possible indicators and situating the need for such an index in the current socio-political context) and provides special consideration for populations such as children, youth and Aboriginal peoples.
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