My Health My Community – an intersectoral collaboration for population health improvement

Jat Sandhu

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Background: My Health My Community (MHMC) is a collaborative initiative, developed to fill a gap in health and well-being information for Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) and Fraser Health (FH) regions. MHMC survey sought to capture information within the domains of socio-demographics, health status, lifestyle, access to care, built environment and community resiliency. VCH and FHA engaged their municipal governments and community partners to develop relevant content and recruit participants. Purpose: Understand the burden and determinants of chronic disease at a local level (municipal and neighborhood) that facilitates partnership with local governments and community organizations to create health-promoting environments.


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