The Arabic Health Coalition is mandated to promote and advocate healthy lifestyle of community members of Arabic descent.
We have observed an ever increasing number of people living with chronic diseases such as diabetes, depression and heart disease and therefore the Coalition is embarking on a research initiative to explore the extent and the root causes of these health concerns.
Based on the information we learn from this survey, we will develop a followup plan to address the health concerns of our community. Currently there is very limited health information about Arabic speaking populations in the Ottawa area and we suspect that many people in our community suffer from heart disease and diabetes.
This health survey is intended to be a snapshot of the health status, challenges, and health behaviors of the Arabic speaking population in Ottawa. Through a better understanding of the health of our community, it is our hope that community members can live healthier lives.