Throughout the winter and spring of 2013, the Canadian
Medical Association (CMA) conducted wide-ranging consultations
to gather input on Canadians’ views on the social
determinants of health. Public town hall meetings were held
in Winnipeg, Hamilton, Charlottetown, Calgary, Montréal
and St. John’s and were accompanied by an online consultation
The process was framed around four questions aimed at
determining what factors beyond the health care system influence
health, what initiatives offset the negative impact of these
determinants, what governments and health care providers
should be doing to address these social determinants, and how
equal access for all to the health care system can be achieved.
Health Nexus is a leader in health promotion. We are a bilingual organization that supports individuals, organizations and communities to strengthen their capacity to promote health. Our work is grounded in the Ottawa Charter for Health Promotion and we view health broadly.
As a designated French language services provider Health Nexus is committed to providing effective services in both English and French. And we also help English organizations learn how to work with their Francophone clients.
The paper explores the historical and socio-economic context of Aboriginal women's lives that have so profoundly impacted their health and wellbeing. It provides an overview of some of the health disparities between First Nations, Inuit, and Métis women compared with non-Aboriginal women today, and of the barriers that must be overcome to address these disparities. The paper concludes by highlighting some promising examples of legal, policy and program initiatives that have been implemented to address some of these pressing health issues.
This report provides a broad overview of socio-economic determinants of Indigenous health, including income, education, unemployment or working conditions, housing, community and social support, health care access, early childhood influences and education, healthy living, substance use (including alcohol, tobacco, and drugs), nutrition, and social exclusion. It also presents information on current interventions and their effectiveness.
This fact sheet provides a general introduction to Aboriginal health in Canada and to the broad context in which Aboriginal communities, health practitioners, policymakers and researchers seek to improve the health and well-being of Aboriginal peoples. Specifically, it provides an overview of Aboriginal peoples, the social determinants that impact their health, current health status indicators, and the jurisdictional framework for Aboriginal health policies and programs.
"Myclinicaltriallocator.com was created to help patients and physicians find one another in an increasingly complex health care landscape where clinical trials proliferate but may be difficult to navigate.
Myclinicaltriallocator.com permits patients to learn about clinical trials, search for clinical trials, clinical research, and observational studies by disease, condition or location in the United States and around the world. The site lists all existing clinical trials, regardless of whether they are open or closed, and provides information on eligibility and contact information. The site is comprehensive and includes clinical trials for drugs/medications; medical devices; medical procedures and interventions; and studies that look at lifestyle or behavioral changes, such as nutrition, diet or exercise. Patients can view clinical trials on a map and sign up for “push notification” to find out about new clinical trials."
Cancer Care Nova Scotia, a program of the Department of Health and Wellness, was created to reduce the effects of cancer on individuals and families through research, prevention and screening, and lessen the fear of cancer through education and information.
Cancer Care Nova Scotia enables quality cancer prevention and care for all Nova Scotians.
Our goal is quality cancer prevention, treatment and care for all Nova Scotians when they need it and as close to home as possible.
As a program of the Department of Health and Wellness, we partner with healthcare providers and administrators, government and health charities to ensure that Nova Scotia’s cancer system is the best it can be.
*to ensure all Nova Scotians have access to high quality cancer care
*to reduce the number of cancer deaths and diagnoses
*to provide reliable and helpful cancer information to Nova Scotians
*to facilitate stronger cancer research in Nova Scotia.
While many Canadians believe we have one of the best health care systems in the world, recent international rankings for health care quality place Canada in the middle or at the bottom of the pack. This report calls for the establishment of common and measureable goals to achieve quality improvement in Canada’s health care systems.
Drug spending continues to increase in Canada; overall annual growth has slowed to its lowest rate in 16 years.
Drug Expenditure in Canada, 1985 to 2012 updates trends in drug spending in Canada, primarily from retail establishments, in total, by public and private payers, and by type of drug (prescribed and non-prescribed). Provincial/territorial and international comparisons are included.
Data Tables, 1985 to 2012 (https://secure.cihi.ca/estore/productFamily.htm?locale=en&pf=PFC2146&lang=en&media=0)