Penticton Community Health Profile
Some of the indicators presented in the Community Health Profiles are provided with data available at the level of Local Health Areas (LHAs). Please note that some of the LHAs have been given new names in the process of aligning them with newly created Community Health Service Area (CHSA) geographies. To view the new names, click here.
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 this BC Community Health Profile is to provide data that facilitates dialogue about community health and planning for improving community health.
Data is provided for your municipality whenever possible, while some data may be for your local health area (LHA) or health service delivery area (HSDA). More information on health boundaries can be found here.Please note: a dash (-) or N/A within a profile indicates that data for that indicator is not available at this time.
Penticton Local Health Area