Map of Simcoe Muskoka

Simcoe Muskoka HealthMAPS

Simcoe Muskoka HealthMAPS is a collection of interactive map-based dashboards showing both geographic and temporal trends for key public health indicators by three levels of local geography:

  1. Simcoe Muskoka health planning areas: Simcoe County and the District of Muskoka are divided into 20 areas for statistical reporting purposes. Each area, with the exception of the City of Barrie, is either a whole Municipality or collection of Municipalities. The City of Barrie is divided into six separate planning areas. The goal was to create smaller areas within Simcoe Muskoka with similar geographic and demographic characteristics and with a sufficiently large population base to report reliable health statistics.
  2. Municipalities: these are the lower-tier Municipalities also known as Census Sub-Divisions for those that are familiar with Statistics Canada geographic classification. There are twenty-eight Municipalities within Simcoe Muskoka that are included on the HealthMAPS dashboards.
  3. Local Health Integration Network (LHIN) sub-regions: these are local planning regions that are used for health system planning, performance improvement and service integration by the LHINs. The HealthMAPS dashboards will include data for all five sub-regions that are part of the North Simcoe Muskoka LHIN as well as the South Simcoe sub-region that is part of the Central LHIN.

Also included on the HealthMAPS dashboards are comparison data for Simcoe Muskoka, County of Simcoe, District of Muskoka, North Simcoe Muskoka LHIN, Central LHIN and Ontario overall. Each dashboard provides dynamically linked tables, graphs, and maps with pre-calculated statistics. Download the reference guide to learn how to use the HealthMAPS dashboards.

Available HealthMAPS Dashboards:

  • Population and Demographics: detailed population and demographic data, including population counts, income, education, housing and cultural characteristics.
  • Health Status and Behaviours: data on the general health of the population as well as select health behaviours and risk factors like smoking, drinking alcohol, and physical activity.
  • Substance Use and Injuries: data on opioid poisoning emergency department visits as well as emergency department visits, hospitalizations and deaths for a select number of injury-related causes.
  • Chronic Diseases: data on emergency department visits, hospitalizations and deaths for select chronic diseases.
  • Mental Health: data on the mental wellbeing of the population as well as emergency department visits and hospitalizations for select causes of mental illness.