The application is designed to give quick access to the latest health-related data available for a selected health region, providing the corresponding provincial data by default, but users can easily select any region of choice for comparison.
This product presents comparable time-series data for a range of health indicators from a number of sources including the Canadian Community Health Survey, Vital Statistics, and Canadian Cancer Registry. The application is designed to give quick access to recent trends that can be customized by indicator or by geography.
This website offers a selection of easy to use tools for accessing and viewing public health data. By using various search options on key topics or by selecting criteria through drop down menus, the Infobase enables users to view data from different data sources in various formats. The users can interact with data visualisations or view infographics and charts to gain insight on chronic diseases, mental health, risk and protective factors and associated determinants of health. The Infobase tools are grouped under three main areas – data tools, indicators, and data lab – described below.
According to the World Health Organization, "health is a complete state of mental, physical and social well-being, not only the absence of disease". These topics provide information on the health of the population, lifestyle and environmental factors affecting health, access to and use of health care services, and research into health topics.