Positive Mental Health Surveillance Indicator Framework
The Positive Mental Health Surveillance Indicator Framework (PMHSIF) provides information on positive mental health outcomes and its associated risk and protective factors. Positive mental health is a state of well-being that allows us to feel, think, and act in ways that enhance our ability to enjoy life and deal with the challenges we face.
The PMHSIF contains a core set of indicators grouped by positive mental health outcomes and four key domains as listed below. For each measure in the PMHSIF, pan-Canadian estimates are available for adults aged 18 and older along with breakdowns by key demographic and socioeconomic variables. Frameworks for youth and child populations are under development.
For a quick overview of the PMHSIF click on any of the domains listed below. A list of all measures within the domain, for adults aged 18 and older, with their corresponding pan-Canadian estimates, will unfold. Additionally, a detailed description of each measure can be obtained by clicking on the “Description” link next to each measure. The most current version of the PMHSIF's Quick Stats is also available in a printer-friendly format.
The “Data Tool” button situated below brings you to a selection tool that provides access to all available data breakdowns for every indicator in the PMHSIF.Use the PMHSIF Data Tool
Quick Stats Overview
For more information about each indicator, click on the domains below:
- Data Sources (Abbreviations): Canadian Alcohol and Drug Use Monitoring Survey (CADUMS); Canadian Community Health Survey (CCHS); Canadian Community Health Survey – Mental Health (CCHS-MH); Canadian Health Measures Survey (CHMS); General Social Survey (GSS); Survey of Labour and Income Dynamics (SLID);
- “In development” refers to measures that are under development either because a data source is currently not available or more research has to be done in order to identify a promising measure and data source.
- Suggested Citation: Centre for Chronic Disease Prevention, Public Health Agency of Canada (2016). Positive Mental Health Surveillance Indicator Framework, 2016 Edition.
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