Vancouver Island Health Authority
The Vancouver Island Health Authority (VIHA) provides health services to residents of Vancouver Island, the islands of the Georgia Strait, and the mainland communities between Powell River and Rivers Inlet.
- In May 2006, the regional health authority published Understanding the Social Determinants of Health. The strategy has particular relevance to rural areas. The report analyzes the 700,000+ population of Vancouver Island through “…a composite socio-economic index that combines 24 measures of the following factors: economic hardship, crime, health, education, children-at-risk and youth-at-risk” (p. 3).