Yukon Health Status Report 2018 released
For release 19-056
Mar 28, 2019
Yukon’s Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Brendan Hanley has released the Yukon Health Status Report 2018. Minister of Health and Social Services Pauline Frost tabled the report in the Yukon Legislative Assembly today.
The report provides an overview of the health of Yukoners, including statistics on life expectancy, mortality, chronic disease prevalence, mental health and life satisfaction. This year’s report also provides an in-depth look at seniors’ health and well-being in Yukon.
The Yukon Health Status Report is issued every three years. The last report was released in 2015 and had a focus on substance use. The 2018 report is available online.
"I’m pleased to see this year’s report is focused on the needs of our aging population. Seniors have been Yukon’s fastest-growing demographic group for the last decade and helping age well in their own communities is a priority for our government. I would like to thank Dr. Hanley for his thorough and insightful work in compiling this valuable report. It will help us ensure that there is a continuum of health and social services available in the right place at the right time to support all Yukoners."
Minister of Health and Social Services Pauline Frost
"I hope this report serves to inform people about the issues surrounding aging in Yukon today, and shows how healthy aging is within reach in Yukon. If we can better support the aging journey, we can all prosper and benefit from the rich contribution that older people offer to our community."
Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Brendan Hanley