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

10 octobre 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

9 octobre 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…

LETTER: Liberals, Conservatives weak on climate action

23 septembre 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.”

Our health should be an election issue

22 septembre 2019

The Canadian Public Health Association has identified eight top election issues and has produced an excellent set of resources for citizens and public health professionals, giving easy access to the parties’ platforms and tools to help people engage candidates in their riding (see

Trump calls for ban on flavoured e-cigarettes — what is Canada’s stance on vaping?

13 septembre 2019

The Canadian Public Health Association wants Health Canada to intensify its approach, and local and provincial public health officials want the federal government to expedite regulatory changes.

#Elxn43 Health Files: Bring down global warming and improve Canadian health, say public health professionals

5 septembre 2019

The Canadian Public Health Association (CPHA) plans to turn up the heat on election candidates on the issue of global warming, according to the organization.
“I hate referring to climate change as the existential threat of our generation, but it is. If we don’t have a clear plan on that, nothing else really matters anymore,” said Ian Culbert, the organization’s executive director.

Cannabis comestible : des souris moins actives

12 août 2019

Enfin, une personne qui ingère du cannabis a tendance à avoir des comportements plus à risques qu'un fumeur. "Lorsque vous le mangez (le cannabis NDLR), ça prend au moins une heure. Un cas typique est quelqu’un habitué à fumer qui mange un premier brownie et, ne sentant rien, en mange un autre, puis un autre, et quand subitement l’effet survient, la personne se trouve en état de surdose", expliquait Ian Culbert, le directeur de l’Association canadienne de santé publique (ACSP), aux médias en 2017. En juin, le Canada a annoncé que le cannabis comestible serait légalisé à partir de décembre…

It's never been safer for kids to play outside — or more dangerous to be inside

30 juillet 2019

Today, the average school-aged child is sedentary for roughly 7.5 hours each day, according to the Canadian Public Health Association. When kids are taking part in physical activities, it's often in a structured environment under the watchful eyes of parents.

Toronto’s condo communities have a dog-poo problem

24 juillet 2019

Not only is dog poo unsightly and foul-smelling, it’s also a health risk. According to the Canadian Public Health Association, it can be carried off by rain or runoff, contaminating water supplies and increasing the risk of infection to children and even other dogs.