Equitable access to high-quality social, community, and health services.
A family doctor for every Vancouver resident, and increase number of citizens who report having access to services when they need them by 25%.
Connecting to care can be a critical first step on the long road to greater mental and physical health and well-being. The Healthy City Strategy promotes an integrated approach to human services. We want to ensure that all Vancouverites have access to the services they need to thrive.
Human services include support for:
- Physical illness or injury
- Career and training help
- Assistance for new parents
- Instances in which we need counselling or support
- Vulnerable populations who may face multiple barriers to accessing services
Progress we've made so far
Healthy City Dashboard
Check out the latest way to find information about health and well-being in Vancouver. View the status, trends, and graphs of health indicators and export the data to use elsewhere.
How we measure change
We use a number of data sources to monitor trends in the health of the city. We monitor progress toward Healthy Human Services using data from the federal census program, inventories of community services, and usage of recreation services.
2015-2018 Priority actions
Steps toward achieving this goal in the first four years of the Healthy City Strategy.