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Improving the Health of Canadians 2005-2006 Report Series  Core

Improving the Health of Canadians 2005-2006 Report Series examines what we know about factors that affect the health of Canadians, ways to improve our health and relevant options for evidence-based policy choices.

The first report in this series, Improving the Health of Young Canadians, highlights research relevant to understanding adolescent health and development. This report analyzes data from the National Longitudinal Survey of Children and Youth (NLSCY) and the Canadian Community Health Survey (CCHS) and explores the association between positive assets in adolescents' social environments and their health behaviours and outcomes.

The second report in this series, Promoting Healthy Weights, focuses, within a population health framework, on the role of the environments in which we live, learn, work and play that make it easier - or harder - for us as Canadians to make choices that promote healthy weights.

The final report, Improving the Health if Canadians: An Introduction to Health in Urban Places, explores the patterns of health within and between Canadian cities and looks at how the social and physical aspects of urban neighbourhoods and housing may be linked to people's overall health. It reviews the latest research, presents new analyses and explores relevant policies and programs.

Available Reports

Improving the Health of Young Canadians: Summary Report
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English Electronic Free View Download

Improving the Health of Young Canadians
Language Media Type Price A/B Details Action
English Electronic Free View Download
French Electronic Free View Download


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