|Older Adult Health Status Report
The Older Adult Health Status Report summarizes what we know about the health status of older adults 55 years and over, who live in Wellington and Dufferin Counties. This report has eight sections that includes topics related to the older adult population, the social determinants of health, general health, mental health, lifestyle and health behaviours, social supports and connections, falls, and utilization of health care services.
This interactive report will allow users to explore the indicators reported here in greater depth. So both individuals and organizations in Wellington, Dufferin and Guelph are up-to-date with the information they need about the well-being of older adults in our region.
|Social Determinants of Health Status Report
Appendix A: Community Profiles
Appendix B: Population Groups
The social determinants of health are the socioeconomic factors, within the broader determinants of health, that relate to a person’s status in the socioeconomic hierarchy, such as relative income level, educational attainment, and employment status. These factors encompass the conditions in which people are born, grow, live, play, work, and age, which influence an individual’s access to good health (1,2). These conditions are shaped by the distribution of power and resources at global, national, and local levels, which are themselves influenced by political systems (1,2).The purpose of the Social Determinants of Health Status Report is to provide a view of selected social determinants of health in our communities using data from the 2016 Census issued by Statistics Canada. Indicators for each of the social determinants of health were examined at the municipal level for the Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph (WDG) sub-region.
The interactive nature of the report allows users to explore indicators in greater depth in relation to their communities.
Appendix A: Community Profiles provides an interactive look into the social determinants of health at the sub-region level. This tool has been designed to allow quick comparisons between different social determinant of health indicators.
Appendix B: Population Groups provides an interactive look into the social determinants of health for at-risk groups in our communities. This tool has been designed to allow quick comparisons between different social determinant of health indicators for different population groups.
1. Taking action to improve health equity [Internet]. WHO | Action on social determinants of health. World Health Organization; [cited 2018Jan31]. WHO
The purpose of the Social Determinants of Health Report is to provide a preliminary view of social determinants of health indicators as they apply to the Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph (WDG) region. The determinants of health between and within communities, presented as rates for each of the social determinant indicators are examined for all of the municipalities in Wellington and Dufferin, as well as dissemination areas within the boundaries of the Waterloo Wellington Local Health Integration Network.
|Central West Local Health Integration Network (CW LHIN): Community Profile
The CW LHIN Community Profile was designed for health professionals serving communities within the CW LHIN geographies. This report allows users to better understand their community in relation to a social determinant of health (income) and various health outcomes. Data and additional resources are provided to facilitate evidence-informed planning through a health equity lens.
|Overdose and Drug Use Information System (ODIS)
Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health’s Overdose and Drug use Information System (ODIS) brings together information from multiple sources. It allows users to explore the most recent information on such things as opioid-related morbidity and mortality, as well as local substance use patterns through the FAST Overdose Alert System. ODIS is an interactive tool that provides interested individuals the opportunity to explore information available on drug use and overdose for those living in Wellington, Dufferin and Guelph (WDG). Information can be viewed by year, geography, age, and sex.