Friday, May 2, 2014

Report Critical of Health of Ontarians

Ontario has a long way to go when it comes to the health of its residents.

That statement is found in the Canadian Index of Wellbeing's report on health.

Wendy Talbot is the Chief Executive Officer of the Northwest Community Health Centers and says for our region the news is worse.

Talbot says northwestern Ontario has higher incidents of alcohol consumption and smoking which leads to
higher rates of stroke and heart disease.

The report calls on the Ontario Government to expand its Community Health Centres Network.