Public Health Assessment and Surveillance Reports
The Health Unit produces reports that provide information on the health status of residents of Leeds, Grenville and Lanark. The information in these reports is provided so that the public, community partners, and health care providers are aware of relevant and current population health information.
This document has been produced as a supporting population health information report to the Leeds, Grenville & Lanark District Health Unit Strategic Plan 2019–2022. The purpose of the document is to provide a situational assessment that informs the population health goals presented in the strategic plan. The population-level information presented here helps to provide a baseline snapshot about the health and health-related behaviours of the residents of Leeds, Grenville and Lanark, and includes indicators related to health equity, healthy infants and children, healthy youth, healthy communities, and infectious diseases.
The focus of this report is to provide population level information about the health-related behaviours of the residents of Leeds, Grenville and Lanark, and the prevalence of associated chronic diseases and injury. This report also presents health-related behaviours through the lens of health equity and explores the extent to which gender, age and urban/rural living are associated with health-related behaviours.
The purpose of this report is to provide information on the attitudes and beliefs of Leeds, Grenville and Lanark residents aged 18 and over about the ten social determinants of health. Data was collected from 980 Leeds, Grenville and Lanark adults using the Rapid Risk Factor Surveillance System.
This report summarizes the statistics and trends for new (incident) cases of specific sexually transmitted and blood borne infections (STI) in the jurisdiction of the Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit from 2006–2015.
The format of the report is meant to be practical and not an in-depth description of the biology of the particular diseases.
This surveillance report on student mental health and wellbeing contains data from both primary (Grade 7–8) and secondary (Grade 9–12) schools situated in Leeds, Grenville and Lanark counties. The data was collected in May of 2013 from a total of 17 randomly selected schools (862 students).
This report updates the original report based on data collected in 2009. The report summarizes current mental and physical health and risk behaviour indicators and compares them to Ontario’s overall student population. Where possible, trends are presented between the two time points (2009 and 2013).
This statistical surveillance report on falls for residents of Leeds, Grenville and Lanark Counties was created in 2016 from our hospital reporting database (Intellihealth). The report contains data from 2003–2014, and is meant to identify trends in falls across all age groups, but also focuses on falls amongst seniors aged 65 years and older. The aim of the report is to assess the health status and monitor trends in morbidity and mortality relevant to falls with the goal of informing health practices and health care utilization and provide risk assessment and forecasting where possible. As well, the report is meant to support our community partners and increase public awareness about falls.
This statistical surveillance report on the perinatal and reproductive health of residents of Leeds, Grenville and Lanark counties was created in 2014 from several different data sources. This is the first “local” perinatal and reproductive health report issued by the Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit since the release of the Ontario Public Health Standards in 2008 and provides local and provincial comparisons.
This report on student drug use contains data from both elementary (Grade 7–8) and secondary (Grade 9–12) schools situated in Leeds, Grenville and Lanark counties. The data was gathered in May of 2009 from a total of 16 schools and 872 students. Schools were randomly selected to allow for the widest possible capture of the student population.