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Statistical Reports

Prevention System Quality Index

Oct 2020
Data Type: Quality and Performance
Publication Series:

Prevention System Quality Index 2020 is the fourth report in a series focused on policy and program indicators to reduce cancer risk factors and exposures in Ontario.

The report includes 8 cancer risk factor and exposure domains:

  • Tobacco
  • Alcohol
  • Healthy eating
  • Physical activity
  • Ultraviolet radiation
  • Environmental carcinogens
  • Occupational carcinogens
  • Infectious agents

Highlights of the Report

  • Provides evidence and data to help policy-makers, policy-influencers and program planners in governments, non-governmental organizations and local public health agencies put in place policies and programs to prevent cancer.
  • Identifies achievements and gaps in cancer prevention, and highlights opportunities for improvement.
  • Finds that some areas of cancer prevention show improvement. But more can be done to improve the health of people in Ontario so fewer develop cancer.
  • Includes information on efforts to prevent cancer in Indigenous populations.