Health is a Way of Life in British Columbia: How Canada Performs Health Report Card

The Conference Board of Canada, July 7, 2015
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For the first time, The Conference Board's How Canada Performs analysis has compared the health of Canadians by individual province and territory to 16 advanced peer countries.

In this ranking, British Columbia gets an overall "A" grade and ranks third, behind only Switzerland and Sweden.

In this recorded webinar, Gabriela Prada and Sheila Rao present the findings of the benchmarking analysis and dig deeper into some of the factors that are influencing British Columbia's health outcomes.

Through the analysis, we can see how health risk factors — such as obesity, smoking, alcohol consumption, physical activity and healthy diet —impact the health of British Columbians.

Webinar Highlights

Find out how British Columbia fares on the following health indicators:

  • Overall Life and Well-being: Life expectancy, Premature mortality, Infant Mortality
  • Self–reported Health Perceptions: Self-reported health, Self-reported mental health
  • Mortality: Cancer, Heart disease and stroke, Respiratory diseases Diabetes, Nervous system diseases, Suicides

About Gabriela

Dr. Gabriela Prada, Director of the Health Innovation, Policy and Evaluation team at The Conference Board of Canada, brings more than 17 years of experience as a physician, management consultant and policy researcher to her team.

About Sheila

Sheila Rao is the Manager of the Conference Board’s annual flagship report, How Canada Performs, a multi-year research program designed to help identify relative strengths and weaknesses in Canada’s socio-economic performance.

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