Many things affect how long we’ll live and how healthy we’ll be. Some are under our control:
Others are harder (or sometimes impossible) to control:
To help you make the best possible decisions about your health, Northern Health has collected the latest research on all these factors into short “position snapshots” (listed below). Each snapshot gives Northern Health's "position" (recommendation) on one aspect of healthy living.
If you’d like more detailed information, there are also full position statements and links to other research papers.
Northern Health is committed to using a population health approach to address risk factors collectively. To do this, we are developing research papers that are evidence-based and consistent with provincial and national best practices. These papers, known as "position statements," will:
Please note: The following documents are currently in development. Copies are provided here for discussion purposes only.