National public health association calls on Parliamentarians to respect the principles of public health ethics and social justice in new legislation on medical assistance in dying
April 15, 2016OTTAWA, ON – April 15, 2016 – As a result of the 2015 decision by the Supreme Court of Canada (Carter v. Canada), the Government of Canada has developed legislation regarding medical assistance in dying. The Canadian Public Health Association recognizes that this legislation will provide additional options for those suffering with terminal illness, but underscores the need that such decisions be based on the best available medical information for each case, and the moral and ethical concerns of both the person requesting assistance and the health professional(s) providing the service.
February 3, 2016OTTAWA, ON – February 3, 2016 – The Canadian Public Health Association (CPHA) applauds the Government of Canada and the Public Health Agency of Canada on the release of The Chief Public Health Officer’s Report on the State of Public Health in Canada, 2015: Alcohol Consumption in Canada. While drinking alcohol is widely accepted in Canadian society, it is not a harmless activity. Alcohol consumption is linked to over 200 different diseases, conditions and types of injuries – a fact that Canada’s alcohol industry would prefer be glossed over.
CPHA Applauds the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal Ruling Acknowledging Discrimination of First Nations Children
January 28, 2016OTTAWA, ON – January 28, 2016 – The Canadian Public Health Association (CPHA) applauds the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal for its ruling acknowledging the systemic racism that resulted in discrimination of First Nations children in Canada. “We are pleased with the Tribunal’s ruling acknowledging inequitable and insufficient funding for services to First Nations children,” says Ardene Robinson Vollman, Chair of CPHA’s Board of Directors. “It is now time for all parties to act swiftly but prudently to rectify the situation.”
November 5, 2015November 5, 2015 (OTTAWA) – The Canadian Public Health Association (CPHA) welcomes the new Liberal government as a future collaborator in the advancement in the health and well-being of Canadians.
July 2, 2015Thursday, July 2, 2015 – (Ottawa) – The Canadian Public Health Association (CPHA) welcomes the revised position of Health Canada in regard to health risks of exposure to chrysotile asbestos.
May 28, 2015May 28, 2015 (OTTAWA) – Immunize Canada’s ImmunizeCA mobile app has been recognized for an award by the Canadian Wireless Telecommunications Association (CWTA). The Connected to the Community award honours organizations using wireless technology to improve the lives of Canadians.
April 30, 2015April 30, 2015 (OTTAWA) – If you forgot to report your child’s immunization information to Ottawa Public Health (OPH), a new smartphone tool can help. A new test feature on the ImmunizeCA app will give Ottawa parents of children under the age of 15 the option to digitally report their child’s immunization record via their iPhones and iPads to OPH.
October 21, 2014October 21, 2014 (OTTAWA) - For most of us, influenza will cause a few days of fever, cough and generally feeling unwell. But for some, this highly contagious respiratory disease can lead to severe complications requiring hospitalization, or even to death.
May 26, 2014May 26, 2014 (Toronto) – Canada needs a public health approach to managing illegal psychoactive substances that de-emphasizes criminalization and stigma in favour of evidence-based strategies to reduce harm, according to a new policy report from the Canadian Public Health Association (CPHA).
April 28, 2014April 28, 2014 (OTTAWA) – Dietitians of Canada and the Canadian Public Health Association are disturbed by the conclusions and recommendations outlined in the Fraser Institute report released April 28, 2014. The report’s interpretation of health and economic data could lead to confusion among both policy-makers and the public.