Health Status Surveillance

Health status surveillance aims to assess the health status of a population and its determinants. The state of overall physical and psychosocial health is analyzed and documented as are the demographic, economic, social and cultural conditions in addition to the physical and social environment, lifestyles and health services and social services as factors that influence the health and wellness of communities. 

The Common Surveillance Plan of Health Status and its Determinants among First Nations of Quebec aims to support the Quebec First Nations communities in their activities related to planning, evaluation and intervention. This Plan is based on the plan of the Ministère de la Santé et des Services sociaux du Québec,1 but differs by taking into consideration the specific realities of the First Nations as well as their cultures.

More specifically, the objectives of the Common Surveillance Plan of Health Status consist of:

  • Documenting trends and variations in time and space in terms of health status and its determinants;
  • Monitoring the evolution, within the population, of certain specific health problems and their determinants;
  • Identifying changes in terms of improving health conditions or health and social problems;
  • Comparing the situations of different population groups within the same area or with similar health and social regions.

 

Surveillance Portal for Quebec’s First Nations Health Status and Determinants

The Surveillance Portal for Quebec’s First Nations Health Status and Determinants was placed online in 2012 by the FNQLHSSC. It provides workers with statistical data on the state of health and wellness of the communities based on various sources of information.  

COMMUNITY DATA ARE only accessible to the surveillance agents and workers that are designated by the communities.

 
     
    1 The Common surveillance plan of health status and its determinants among First Nations of Quebec is an initiative of First Nations which is not covered under the Quebec Public Health Act.