Biography: Dr. Yang Cui received her Ph.D. degree in Community Health Sciences from the University of Manitoba, Canada. She is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Community Health Sciences, Max Rady College of Medicine, University of Manitoba. She is the Manitoba provincial co-chair and Winnipeg Health Regional lead on the provincial legislated Population Health Assessment. She also worked with the Public Health Agency of Canada. Dr. Cui’s work has been widely published in the peer-reviewed journals and government reports. Her main research interests are: public and population health, epidemiology, health economics, and health services research.
Topic: The Community Health Assessment in Manitoba, Canada
Abstract: In Manitoba, all regional health authorities (RHAs) are required to assess the health needs of their residents in accordance with the RHA Act. The Community Health Assessment (CHA) is an ongoing process that uses a population health approach to provide baseline information about the health status, determinants of health and health services utilization of Winnipeg Health Region 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 can serve as a guide to establish Regional priorities to improve population health and reduce health inequities. The 2019 CHA presents local data and local interpretation of that data, fosters community engagement and highlights community strengths and areas for improvement. This information enables the community-wide establishment of health priorities, and facilitates collaborative action planning directed at improving community health status and quality of life. This session will provide highlights from the CHA, its purpose and use.