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CPHA applauds the Government of Canada on new stand on chrysotile asbestos

July 2, 2015

Thursday, 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.

Immunize Canada receives award for mobile app

May 28, 2015

May 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.

New pilot project in Ottawa offers mobile solution for immunization reporting

April 30, 2015

April 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.


Protect yourself and those around you. Get the influenza vaccine.

October 21, 2014

October 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.

The War on Drugs Has Failed: It’s Time for a New Approach

May 26, 2014

May 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).

Obesity IS a public health concern

April 28, 2014

April 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.

One-of-a-kind mobile app puts vaccination information in the hands of Canadians

March 21, 2014

March 21, 2014 (OTTAWA) – Can’t find little Johnny’s vaccination record? Can’t remember when you received your last vaccination? Not to worry. ImmunizeCA is a new, free, bilingual mobile app created to help Canadians and their families keep track of their immunizations.

Budget 2014: Penny wise, pound foolish

February 12, 2014

February 12, 2014 (OTTAWA) – The budget document tabled yesterday by the Harper Government has more to do with next year’s federal election than it does with protecting and promoting the health of Canadians.