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Priority health equity indicators for British Columbia: Household food insecurity indicator report

TitlePriority health equity indicators for British Columbia: Household food insecurity indicator report
Year of Publication2016
AuthorsLi, N., Dachner N., Tarasuk V., Zhang R., Kurrein M., Harris T., Gustin S., and Rasali D.
Date PublishedAugust
InstitutionPROOF Food Insecurity Policy Research
CityVancouver, BC
Abstract

Decreasing food insecurity is part of the overall goals and objectives included in the BC Ministry of Health's Model Core Program Paper: Food Security (2014). Some ways that the Population and Public Health (PPH) program at Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) works towards the Core Program Paper goals and objectives are to increase knowledge and awareness about food insecurity (for example, with this report), as well as to monitor the affordability of a nutritionally adequate, balanced diet across BC (see the Food Costing in BC 2015 report). In addition, food insecurity prevalence is one of the 52 health equity indicators included in the suite of indicators developed by PHSA (see the Development of priority health equity indicators for British Columbia report). This report's analysis contributes toward the PHSA priority health equity indicators initiative, by taking an in-depth look into the household food insecurity indicator. This report supports the PHSA health equity indicators work and it responds to the health authorities' request for more detailed BC food insecurity data. The information presented here provides data that can help inform planning and policy development.

URLhttp://proof.utoronto.ca/resources/proof-annual-reports/priority-health-equity-indicators-for-british-columbia-household-food-insecurity-indicator-report/
Document URLhttp://proof.utoronto.ca/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/1186-PHS-Priority-health-equity-indicators-WEB.pdf