Contents : A productive experiment with administrative data ; A population-based health information system ; Measuring the health of the population ; Socioeconomic status and the health of the population ; Utilization of hospital resources ; Utilization of nursing home resources ; Utilization of physician resources for ambulatory care ; Stability and trends over 3 years of data ; Using the information system to assess change: the impact of downsizing the acute sector ; The population health information system: data analysis and software ; From research to policy: what have we learned from designing the population health information system?
Three goals were outlined for this Conference: 1. Increase the understanding of the principles of Health Promotion, Prevention and Population health among all sectors within Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH). 2. Engage VCH employees in the development of strategic plans to address specific health issues around Healthy Communities, Healthy Development and Healthy Living. 3. Building organization and individual capacity for VCH employees to integrate a Health Promotion, Prevention and Population Health approach into their daily practice.
Keynote speakers, including Dr. Ron Labonte of the University of Ottawa, emphasized the importance of population health and attendees participated in series of dialogue and strategy sessions on topics such as leadership, child development, injury prevention, and healthy eating.