In 2013, the first ever my Health my Community (MHMC) Survey – the largest local population health survey in B.C. – was launched. The survey is meant to create a set of baseline data that can be used to measure the on-going health and wellbeing of our communities and provide critical data to help support decision makers and service providers understand the trends, resourcing needs and health inequalities of the individuals who live and work in their communities.
The survey asks people, aged 18 and older who live in the Vancouver, Fraser Valley and Coastal Rural regions, to provide information about their health, lifestyle choices, community involvement and neighbourhood characteristics. This data will inform community profiles and provides a snapshot of indicators that affect our health and overall wellbeing. The inaugural survey was completed by over 33,000 participants and the data has been compiled into community profiles.
In late-2019, Vancouver Coastal Health and Fraser Health will launch the second MHMC survey and are looking for partners to help promote the survey.