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Canadian Public Health Association


Sexually Transmitted and Blood-borne Infections (STBBIs) and Related Stigma

April 1, 2017 - March 31, 2022

The prevention, treatment and management of STBBIs, such as HIV, hepatitis, chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphilis and human papillomavirus, continue to represent issues of public health importance in Canada. However, stigma and discrimination within health and social service settings often complicate public health efforts by acting as barriers to individuals who try to access and use STBBI-related services. Reducing stigma and discrimination requires more than one approach. Stigma and discrimination arise from the attitudes, values, beliefs and practices of individuals, in addition to the policies, procedures, culture and environment of health and social service organizations.

A Public Health Approach to Cannabis (and Other Substances): Prevention, Health Promotion, Surveillance and Capacity Building

December 1, 2016 - November 30, 2018

CPHA has been funded by Health Canada, through the Substance Use and Addictions Program, to undertake a project entitled “A public health approach to cannabis (and other substances): Prevention, health promotion, surveillance and capacity building”. To support a public health approach to cannabis (and other substances), CPHA will engage a range of individuals and organizations from the health, public health and social service communities to enhance their knowledge of, and capacity to address issues related to cannabis and other substance use. Overal…

Increasing Opportunities for Risky Play: A Risk Mitigation Policy Toolkit

December 1, 2015 - December 1, 2018

Canadians are increasingly concerned about managing the risks their children assume, and often limit their access to the benefits of risky, self-directed play. Risky play provides children the opportunity to explore their personal limits, and learn to manage risk and work with other people. Meanwhile the concerns of city and school board officials are focused on increased insurance liability costs and the likelihood of tort law suits that might result from accidents in play areas and school grounds. This short-term approach plays against the longer term benefits of providing children the o…