The Youth Population Health Assessment Visioning: Recommendations and Next Steps report was a collaborative effort of the Propel Centre for Population Health Impact at the University of Waterloo, and Public Health Ontario.
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Youth population health assessment is vital to the health and well-being of youth in Ontario. However, a coordinated and integrated system of data collection, measurement and assessment is currently lacking within the province. The lack of such a system has been the focus of a series of roundtable discussions, facilitated by Youth Excel CLASP.
Dialogue resulted in the development of a draft vision, goals and strategy for a youth population health assessment system in Ontario. The draft vision is as follows: We envision a coordinated, integrated and responsive youth population health assessment system in Ontario, which has the capacity to provide better measurement and results in order to stimulate action and societal changes for the betterment of youth ages 10-18. Goals and Strategies as they relate to the draft vision, are outlined in the Youth Population Health Assessment Visioning Report.
This report intends to:
- Provide a summary of survey feedback collected, as it relates to the Youth Population Health Agenda draft vision, goals and strategies;
- Provide a background and recent history of the Youth Population Health Assessment agenda in Ontario;
- Provide recommendations for refining the draft vision, goals and strategies, as well as next steps to push the Youth Population Health Assessment agenda forward;
- Elicit further involvement and collaboration of key stakeholders with an interest in youth population health assessment to make this vision a reality.