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2019

Wildfires, disease, food scarcity: scientists predict a grim century for Canada

November 13, 2019

In Canada, The Lancet partnered with the Canadian Medical Association and the Canadian Public Health Association to release a country-specific policy brief. The Canadian research presented paints a stark picture faced by coming generations, who face the risk of increased wildfires, tick-borne disease and lack of food access in the North.


Should Cleveland declare racism a public health crisis?

October 30, 2019

They have been in talks with city and county leaders to consider declaring racism a public health crisis. In December 2018, the Canadian Public Health Association made such a declaration, James says, as did Milwaukee County, Wisconsin, in May 2019.


Rotary seeking to raise awareness and funds through World Polio Day

October 24, 2019

According to the Canadian Public Health Association, an estimated 11,000 people in Canada were left paralyzed by the disease just between 1949 and 1954 alone.


Greens prepare for health challenges caused by the climate crisis

October 20, 2019

In Canada, numerous public health associations, including the Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment (CAPE), the Canadian Nurses Association (CNA), the Urban Public Health Association (UPHN), the Canadian Public Health Association (CPHA) and the Canadian Paediatric Society (CPS), have flagged increases in climate-related illnesses.


My perspective - Small price, big payoff

October 18, 2019

The Canadian Public Health Association estimates that between 1949 and 1954, 11,000 Canadians were paralyzed by the disease. The situation started to turn around in 1955, when the Salk vaccine was introduced. Canada had its last major polio epidemic in 1959, when nearly 2,000 patients were left with some degree of paralysis. In 1962, the Sabin oral vaccine was introduced to Canada and widespread vaccination brought polio under control in the early 1970s.


'Most critical problem we're facing:' Medical groups urge climate change action

October 10, 2019

Buchman's group is one of 22 organizations to have signed an open letter to the parties. Others include the Canadian Nurses Association, the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons, the College of Family Physicians of Canada, the Canadian Public Health Association and the Resident Doctors of Canada.


Local to global impact in health promotion

October 9, 2019

The Public Health Association of Serbia (PHAS) is a membership-based, nongovernmental not-for-profit association which advises on and facilitates the formulation of sound policies and programmes to promote good health practices. It was established in 2003 by a group of like-minded public health professionals and is supported by the Canadian Public Health Association (CPHA), with funding under CIDA’s ’Strengthening Essential Public Health Functions in the Balkans’ initiative (2001 – 2005). On the request of PHAS, financial and logistic support were provided by CPHA for translation of the…


The Cost of Influenza Is Nothing to Sneeze At

September 27, 2019

All too often, we hear statements like “I’ve got a touch of the ‘flu’, but I’m still going to work.” But this outlook ends up costing a lot in both financial terms and in human life.

A 2017 study showed that each case of influenza that resulted in hospitalization ended up costing the health care system between $14,000 and $20,000. With an estimated 12,000 influenza hospitalizations each year, the cost to the Canadian economy is between $168 and $240 million.

So let’s focus more energy on prevention.


LETTER: Liberals, Conservatives weak on climate action

September 23, 2019

The World Health Organization, Canadian Medical Association, Canadian Nurses Association, and Canadian Public Health Association are calling on Canadian political parties to see climate change as “the greatest health threat of the 21st century,” and to see Climate Action as “the greatest health opportunity of this century.”