Regional Reports

Social Connection and Health (2018)

The strength of our social connections, our feelings of inclusion and support in our relationships and communities, is integral to our physical and mental health.

In this report we describe the important relationship between social connection and health and then investigate how our health, behaviours, and built environment are associated with those strong connections.  This analysis uses information collected from over 33,000 respondents across the British Columbia Lower Mainland and Central Coast to better understand social connection in our region.

To access the report, click here.

Here are some additional resources to share:

Social Isolation Data Sheet - Overview of the prevalence of social isolation among different population groups across Vancouver Coastal Health and Fraser Health regions.

Infographics - Mental WellbeingBetter Health, StressNeighbourhood, Screen Time

Report Graphics - Key Messages, Social Connection Prevalence, Social Connection and Perception of Health, Health Behaviour and Social Connection, Built Environment and Social Connection, Neighbourhood Stability and Community Belonging

Map - Community Belonging in our Region

Transportation and Health in Metro Vancouver (2015)

Transportation connects us to our community, our place of work and our friends and family. The way transportation infrastructure is designed and the modes of transportation that we have access to impact our lifestyle and our health.

The first analysis of the 28,000 Metro Vancouver respondents examined the association between mode of commuting and health.

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Here are some additional resources to share:

InfographicsObesity  Walking  Commute Time and Community Belonging Transit Use Physical Activity

Report GraphicsKey Messages Mode of Commute Transportation and Obesity Graph

MapsActive Transport Map Car use map