Social factors having greater negative impact on health of First Nations people, northern Manitobans – CBC

Dec 20, 2022

Pandemic-delayed report penned by Chief Provincial Public Health Officer Dr. Brent Roussin

Racism, colonialism and low incomes are among the reasons some Manitobans are living shorter, less-healthy lives than others, according to a report released Tuesday by Manitoba Health.

The Health Status of Manitobans Report, titled Healthy Communities: A Role for Everyone, emphasizes the role social determinants have on the health of Manitobans.

It says only 25 per cent of overall health outcomes are influenced by the health-care system and its services, whereas social determinants contribute up to 60 per cent to a population’s health status.

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