North Saanich Community Health Profile

Introduction

Health starts here – where we live, learn, work and play.

When we think of “health” we often think of health conditions like diabetes or cancer, visits to the doctor’s office, or wait times for medical services. But evidence shows that, long before illness, health starts in our homes, schools and jobs. Our health is affected by access to clean water and healthy food, affordable recreational activities, education and employment opportunities.

The provincial government and health authorities are primarily responsible for health by providing health services and promoting healthy living. Local and First Nations governments and community organizations can also play a role in creating the conditions for citizens to make healthier choices and work with partners to promote community well-being. Together we can build healthy and vibrant communities that empower citizens to achieve their best physical and mental health.

The purpose of the BC Community Health Profiles is to provide data that facilitates dialogue about community health.

If you have questions about the data in this profile, your community contact is:
Melanie Rusch at Melanie.Rusch@viha.ca

Data is provided for your municipality whenever possible, though some is for your local health area (LHA).

Please note: a dash (-) or N/A within a profile indicates that data for that indicator is not available for the community at this time. Profiles are continually updated as new data becomes available.

If you have questions about the data in this profile, your community contact is:
Melanie Rusch at Melanie.Rusch@viha.ca

Data is provided for your municipality whenever possible, though some is for your local health area (LHA).

Please note: a dash (-) or N/A within a profile indicates that data for that indicator is not available for the community at this time. Profiles are continually updated as new data becomes available.
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