This document outlines Canada’s health inequalities and describes differences as they relate to the determinants of health among various populations. It provides a baseline of health inequalities data to inform policy, program and future action to advance health equity.
This report describes Manitoba’s population, health utilization and health status using key health indicators measured both over me and for the most recently available fiscal or calendar year.
The primary factors that shape the health of Canadians are not medical treatments or lifestyle choices but rather the living conditions they experience. These conditions have come to be known as the social determinants of health. There is much evidence that the quality of the so- cial determinants of health Canadians experience helps explain the wide health inequalities that exist among Canadians.
The WRHA has prioritized the reduction of health inequities and building a more equitable health care system. The WRHA Board and the Local Health Involvement Groups (LHIGs) have been exploring topics using an equity lens. This is a summary of their report from 2016.