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Community Health and Well-Being in Southwestern Ontario: A Resource for Planning

A comprehensive report on the status of health in Southwestern Ontario has been released in 1996. The report provides a "road map" for effective future planning - for developing strategies to improve health and well-being, and reduce health care costs across the region.

Prepared by 16 top researchers from the University of Western Ontario and local health-related organizations, the 257-page report, Community Health and Well-Being in Southwestern Ontario: A Resource for Planning give a detailed analysis of social economic and environmental factors influencing the health status of individuals. The 15 chapters go well beyond the usual data included in health status reports. Of particular interest is the way the research identifies links between health consequences and non-traditional factors such as various social, environmental lifestyle factors.

The report provides information for the region of Southwestern Ontario, which includes the following ten counties: Bruce, Elgin, Essex, Grey, Huron, Kent, Lambton, Middlesex, Oxford, and Perth. Where available, information is provided by county, and compared to the region as a whole, and the Province of Ontario. In addition, the report provides some data for the City of London.

Community Health Reporter

The Mission of this newsletter is to increase awareness of health problems and their solutions. The Community Health Reporter is written for the general public to offer clear and concise information regarding the health risks and issues affecting Southwestern Ontario and London communities.

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