Atlas shows Southern Vancouver Island is tops in wellness

The Southern Vancouver Island health services delivery area leads the province in overall wellness, according to the recently published BC Atlas of Wellness, co-authored by Drs. Les Foster (geography, child and youth care) and Peter Keller (geography). The atlas project compiled a broad range of 120 health and wellness indicators, presenting the data in more than 270 maps and supporting tables. Funded by the provincial government, the atlas is the first such initiative in Canada and will help government and community planners establish policies that further encourage healthy, active lifestyles. The atlas can be obtained through UBC Press and is available online at

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Keywords: publication, health

People: Les Foster, Peter Keller

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