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Health Status Reports

  • Alcohol Uncovered: A Peel Profile of Use, Health Outcomes and Harm (2015)
    Summarizes the health status data related to alcohol consumption patterns and the alcohol-related effects to inform program and policy development for Peel Public Health.

  • Alcohol Uncovered: Key Findings about the Use, Health Outcomes and Harm of Alcohol in Peel (2015)
    This brief report highlights some of the key findings reported within the Peel Public Health report Alcohol Uncovered: A Peel Profile of Use, Health Outcomes and Harm (2015)

  • Diabetes Atlas for the Region of Peel
    This report, prepared with the help of leading researchers in the field, tells us a great deal about diabetes in Peel. Specifically, it shows us the importance of how we live and where can support or hinder our chances of enjoying a long, healthy life.

  • Growing up in Peel: The Health of Our Children
    This report examines the health of children and youth in Peel age 1-18. Positive and negative experiences during early childhood interact with genetic factors to influence lifelong outcomes. Understanding the current health status of Peel children will help identify areas where interventions could have significant benefit for their future health and well-being. This report will support and inform the "Nurturing the Next Generation" strategic priority outlined in Peel Public Health's 10-Year Strategic Plan along with the Term of Council priority: "Optimize early child development."

  • Growing up in Peel: Key Findings on the Health of Our Children
    This brief report highlights some of the key findings reported within the Peel Public Health report Growing up in Peel: the Health of Our Children (2013)

  • Destination Peel: Immigrant and Ethnocultural Health, 2012
    This foundational report describes the sociodemographic characteristics of Peel’s residents; explores the relationships between immigrant status, ethnicity, and health; and describes health-care utilization patterns within our community. The report supports Peel Public Health’s strategic priority of “Serving an Ethnoculturally Diverse Community”, which aims to improve the health status of all ethnocultural groups in Peel.

  • Destination Peel: Key Findings on Immigrant and Ethnocultural Health, 2012
    This brief report highlights some of the key findings reported within the Peel Public Health report Destination Peel: Immigrant and Ethnocultural Health (2012)

  • Burden of Tobacco: The Use and Consequences of Tobacco in Peel, 2012
    This report is intended to be used as a foundational document to support the “Living Tobacco Free” strategic priority outlined in Peel Public Health’s 10-Year Strategic Plan and to support the Region of Peel’s Term of Council Priorities for 2012–2014. Ultimately, Peel Public Health plans to use the information to guide the development of new strategies to reduce tobacco use and its many health consequences.

  • Changing Course: Creating Supportive Environments for Healthy Living in Peel 2012
    This report describes our in-depth analysis of the increasing prevalence of obesity in children and adults. With its mission to protect and promote the health of the public, prevent disease and reduce health disparities, Peel Public Health is compelled to act to address this threat to the health of current and future generations. Based on available evidence and expert recommendations, we have identified a set of principles to guide us moving forward and developed a portfolio of initiatives for us to initially pursue. The message we have agreed upon is profoundly simple: EAT and MOVE.

  • Health in Peel: Determinants and Disparities 2011
    This report is intended to describe the state of health of the residents of Peel which varies according to demographic, social and economic factors. It shows where disparities in health exist and how we use both existing knowledge from the research literature and local data to inform decisions about actions to improve health and reduce disparities.

  • Born in Peel: Examining Maternal and Infant Health 2010
    Healthy mothers are more likely to have healthy infants, who grow up to be healthy children, adolescents, teens and adults. Born in Peel: Examining Maternal and Infant Health (2010) focuses on health throughout the earliest life stages – from maternal health prior to pregnancy through the first year of an infant's life.
  • A Picture of Health - A Comprehensive Report on Health in Peel 2008
    A Picture of Health: A Comprehensive Report on Health in Peel 2008 is the first report produced by Peel Public Health to provide the big picture on the health of the citizens in our region. It provides a wide range of information about who we are, the state of our health and the factors that influence our health.

  • State of the Region’s Health 2007 - HIV/AIDS
    The State of the Region’s Health 2007 report focuses on the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) and Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS). It discusses the trends in HIV and AIDS in Peel Region, along with the risk factors associated with HIV infection.

  • Seniors' Health Report 2006
    The Seniors’ Health Report 2006 provides an overview of the health of seniors aged 65 years and older. It includes information from a variety of sources on the senior population, general health, mental health, health barriers, health-care services and utilization, lifestyle and health behaviours,sexual health and causes of morbidity and mortality. In addition, recommendations are provided to help public health better address seniors’ health.

  • State of the Region's Health 2005
    The State of the Region's Health 2005 report focuses on overweight and obesity in adults, conditions that are known to reduce quality of life, increase morbidity and lead to premature death.

  • Neighbourhood Health Profiles 2005
    The Neighbourhood Health Profiles provides an overview of the demographics and health status of residents for the Region of Peel, the three municipalities of Brampton, Caledon and Mississauga, and for Brampton and Mississauga wards.

  • State of the Region's Health 2004: Focus on Suicide
    This report focuses on suicide, the risk factors and the occurrences in Canada, Ontario and the Region of Peel.

  • State of the Region’s Health 2003 - Focus on Foodborne Disease
    This report focuses on foodborne disease; that is, illnesses acquired by the consumption of contaminated foods or beverages.

  • State of the Region's Health 2002 - Focus on Asthma
    This report contains focuses on asthma, a common chronic respiratory disease that affects individuals of all ages but is more prevalent in children and adolescents.

  • 2001 State of the Region's Health
    The State of the Region's Health 2001 report focuses on four key health issues: Health and Wealth, Tobacco and Health, Motor Vehicle Accidents and Childhood Obesity. This is the first in a series of annual reports that will highlight important health issues and trends in the Region of Peel.
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Children, Youth and Parents

  • A Look at Peel Youth in Grades 7 – 12: Results from the 2013 Ontario Student Drug Use and Health Survey
    Peel Public Health provides summaries of the results of the 2013 Ontario Student Drug Use and Health Survey for Peel and Ontario in four reports containing data about the following topic areas:

    • Physical and Mental Health contains information about physical health, physical activity, screen time, nutrition, eating habits, mental well-being, feelings about school, bullying, gambling, delinquent activities, safety and injuries.

    • Tobacco contains information about tobacco use, attitudes and perceptions about tobacco, and alternative tobacco products.

    • Alcohol contains information about alcohol consumption, risky behaviours associated with alcohol, attitudes and perceptions about alcohol access and consumption.

    • Drugs contains information about any drug use, marijuana use, use of other illicit drugs, non-medical use of prescription and over-the-counter drugs, medical prescription drug use, drug use and risky behaviours, and drug use with friends, at school and in the neighbourhood.

  • The Infant Feeding Surveillance System Summary Report – August 2012 to August 2013
    The Infant Feeding Surveillance System Summary Report provides a summary of the results from a telephone survey of new mothers in Peel between August 2012 and August 2013. The report includes Peel-specific data regarding breastfeeding initiation, duration, exclusivity, cessation and the introduction of solids.

  • Breastfeeding Practices in the Region of Peel 2009/2010
    The Breastfeeding Practices in the Region of Peel 2009/2010 report summarizes results of two telephone surveys of new mothers in the Region of Peel. The study was a follow-up to a 2004/2005 survey that was carried out with the primary purpose of determining breastfeeding initiation rates, duration rates and other breastfeeding practices among new mothers.

  • The Peel Senior Kindergarten Census 2010 report summarizes the results from the Peel Senior Kindergarten Census, a parent-completed survey which captured information about the early learning experiences of Senior Kindergarten children living in Peel.

  • Low Birth Weight and Stillbirth Investigation 2010
    The Low Birth Weight and Stillbirth Investigation Report 2010 examines the reasons for the higher low-birth-weight and stillbirth rate in Peel compared to the rest of the GTA and Ontario.

  • It Takes a Village – Comprehensive School Health in Action 2006-2008
    This report features some of the many successes of Peel Public Health’s healthy schools approach in Peel schools during the 2006-07 and 2007-08 school yearsl.

  • Breastfeeding Practices in the Region of Peel 2004/2005
    The Breastfeeding Practices in the Region of Peel 2004/2005 report summarizes results of two telephone surveys of new mothers in the Region of Peel. The study was a follow-up to a 2000 survey that was carried out with the primary purpose of determining the breastfeeding initiation and duration rates in Peel.

  • Student Health 2005: Gauging the Health of Peel's Youth
    The Student Health 2005 report summarizes the results from the School Health Assessment Survey, the largest survey of health behaviours of children aged 12 to 19 years ever conducted in Canada.

  • Child Health 2004: Focus on Early Childhood
    The Child Health Report 2004 provides an overview of the health of children aged 0 to 6 years old in the Region of Peel.

  • Prenatal Education Classes: Survey of Mothers - 2003

  • Survey of Parents of Children 0 to 2 Years - 2002

  • Smoking and Pregnancy Status Report - 2003
    This report focuses on the many adverse effects of smoking to the fetus and resultant newborn.

  • Children's Dental Health 2003
    This report describes the oral health of Peel Health children based on a survey of school-aged children that was conducted in 2001/2002

  • Child Health Report 2002
    The Child Health Report 2002 provides an overview of the health of children in the Region of Peel. This report also includes information from a variety of sources about the child population, the family environment in which children live and the health status of children.
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Chronic Diseases

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Communicable Disease

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West Nile Virus Reports

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