As part of a multidisciplinary team, we have produced a number of online atlases to communicate the geographical distribution of wellness in British Columbia. We take the “half-full” or asset approach to mapping indicators of wellness, rather than a “half-empty” or deficit approach.
We wanted to challenge the reader to ask why is one part of BC healthier than another? The first atlas was published in 2007. A revised second edition has been published in 2011. There also are a number of supplementary publications focussing on specific themes, including review of the wellness literature (up to 2010), a comparison of BC to the rest of Canada, a Senior Supplement, and a Women’s Supplement.
All publications are available in digital format on our website at http://www.geog.uvic.ca/wellness/. The website also contains an MSc thesis introducing the “Construction of a Regional Adolescent Health and Wellness Index for BC” and links to other health mapping initiatives.
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