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Richmond scores highest for decline in avoidable mortality in 2012:

  • Dr. James Lu, Richmond medical health officer:
  • healthy lifestyles, physical activity levels and relatively low smoking rates
  • Canada assesses the health of prospective immigrants to ensure they have no pre-existing medical conditions. (over 1/2 of Richmond are immigrants)
  • immunization rates are the highest in the province.
  • Richmond is a community which values prevention
  • access to health literacy, care and good coordination of care,
  • people in Richmond probably understand and follow through with their treatment regime
  • Richmond still has a smaller community feel; better coordination of health care professionals.

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