• Launch of the results of the First Nations Regional Health Survey (RHS) – Phase 3
Jul 11, 2018


Wendake, July 11, 2018
– The First Nations of Quebec and Labrador Health and Social Services Commission (FNQLHSSC) launches today the results of the First Nations Regional Health Survey (RHS) – Phase 3 during its pre-annual general assembly.

The report on the results of the RHS 2015 includes 20 booklets that are focused on the following themes: sociodemographic characteristics, employment and income, education, language and culture, housing, access to services, home care, community well-being, tobacco, alcohol, drugs, gambling and cyberaddiction, nutrition and physical activity, health status and chronic diseases, obesity and diabetes, mental health, individual well-being, abuse, transportation safety and injuries, sexual health, oral health, preventive health, residential schools and maternal and child health.

"Population surveys like the RHS are supported and coordinated by the FNQLHSSC in order to provide details portraying a true state of health and general well-being for First Nations communities. This data helps us to better define the environment in which First Nations live and to assist various community authorities in planning actions that are in the best interest of their population," stated Derek Montour, President of the Board of Directors of the FNQLHSSC.

The RHS is a survey that is developed and conducted by and for First Nations, in collaboration with the First Nations Information Governance Centre. For the past 20 years, the RHS has been the only portrait of the health status of First Nations living in Quebec’s communities. More than 3,000 respondents from 21 First Nations communities in Quebec participated in this survey.

The full report and the various booklets are available on the FNQLHSSC’s website at www.cssspnql.com.

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Source: First Nations of Quebec and Labrador Health and Social Services Commission

Information:

Chantal Cleary
Communications Officer

chantal.cleary@cssspnql.com

Tel.: 418-842-1540, ext. 2304
Cell.: 418-559-7337