2019 Community Health Assessment Report
Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.
Understanding the health needs and assets of the people that live in the Winnipeg Health Region (the Region) is critical to effectively planning programs and services. Access to local health data supports planning for policies and programs that are responsive to communities’ unique needs and will most benefit their residents.
In Manitoba, this understanding is gained through legislated Community Health Assessments (CHAs). This is the 5th cycle of CHA in Manitoba.
Using a population health approach, CHAs provide baseline information about the health status, determinants of health, and health system utilization of community residents. The CHA also tracks health outcomes over time, identifies opportunities for health promotion and disease prevention and describes the conditions that contribute to health disparities.
The CHA allows us to begin to understand ourselves: who we are, our strengths, our challenges, and how our health system responds to our needs. One of the strengths of CHA is that it presents data from several time periods to reflect health trends over time to help identify areas needing priority action.