Hamilton weighs in on top of other cities - in obesity. The article has a helpful recognition of links between car dependency and (poor) health:

For example, the same 2006 StatsCan report noted that U.S. data has found associations between obesity and urban sprawl, suggesting that an increased dependency on cars decreases opportunities and motivation to walk.

According to Tran, public health is starting to shift its strategy from relying on educating people to considering those kind of environmental factors.

That includes working with the municipality and schools to address issues such as increasing walkability, bike trails, active transportation and food policies.

How many decades will Hamilton take to implement measures to alleviate the effects of sprawl?

Full article here.