The Resident Principles on Physician Health Human Resources to Better Serve Canadians (the Principles) were developed through an iterative and consultative process by resident members on the CAIR Standing Committee on HHR and serves as the resident perspective on physician health human resources. While the Principles are not exhaustive, they represent a coordinated, concerted approach to physician health human resources. The Principles also reflect the evolutionary nature of physician HHR planning and the multiple factors that should be a constant consideration for HHR planners and medical educators alike. The Principles comprise of three components: the statement of Principle, rationale, and calls for action.
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 report focuses on the under representation of Aboriginal peoples in the privileged Western research design of randomized controlled trials (RCTs). The authors make a strong case that to remedy existing health care disparities, researchers need to develop participatory, socially relevant, and culturally safe methods for conducting RCTs within First Nations, Métis, and Inuit communities.
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.
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.
This report describes the socio-demographic and clinical characteristics of individuals hospitalized for concurrent mental illness and substance use disorders. The analysis also compares the impact of concurrent disorders on the use of inpatient hospital mental health services with that of mental illness or substance use disorders alone.
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)