What Determines Health

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What Determines Health?


Many factors are known to influence our well-being and health. We often call these the Determinants of Health. In this section of our website, we group these Determinants of Health into a number of broadly descriptive categories.

 

  A Good Strong Start

The purpose of this page is to draw attention to the importance of the early years and the opportunities we have to give children and youth, a good strong start in life.
  Living Conditions

The purpose of this page is to  illuminate the many health influencing factors factors that we might consider to be our "Living Conditions."

  Our Choices

this page is under development
  A Healthy Environment

The purpose of this page is to draw attention to the diversity of environments in which we live, work and play.
  Rural Living Circumstances           


This page attempts to tease out the many definitions and nuances of being a rural and northern health region and the effects this has, both on our health, and the ways we strive to deliver services to our populations.

 
Rural Health Services

The structure and delivery of health services is a known determinant of health. This page is a reflection and celebration of some of our work over the past decade to meet the challenges of being a rural and northern health services provider.


Health Services 

The structure and delivery of health services is a known determinant of health. Here we take you to the website of northern health: the largest, but just one of many health service providers in northern BC.