The Child & Youth Health Atlas is a tool used by the City of Hamilton, local school boards, and community partners to identify, track, prioritize, and take action on health issues in order to protect and improve the health and wellbeing of children and youth in Hamilton.
The Child & Youth Health Atlas provides an overview of the health and well-being of the school-age population using some key indicators such as social determinants of health (e.g., employment, income, education), mental health, oral health, sexual health, visual health, immunization, early childhood development, and health behaviours, such as healthy eating and physical activity.
This tool has been shared broadly with City departments and programs that work with families, children, and youth such as Ontario Works, recreation, children and home management, public health programs, and with our school board partners to develop shared priorities and actions to achieve a collective impact and realize the City’s vision to make Hamilton the best place to raise a child, and age successfully.
The Child & Youth Health Atlas uses data from a variety of sources which are updated every 1 to 5 years. All data and indicators are based on the old (pre-December 2018) City of Hamilton ward boundaries. Data will be refreshed and aligned with new ward boundaries in a future update.
Please send questions or feedback about the City of Hamilton Child and Youth Health Atlas to the Epidemiology & Evaluation program.
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