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Working toward smoother transitions in care for patients in Canada

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London – Throughout our lifetime, most of us will experience a transition in care, whether as a patient, a family member, or a caregiver. These transitions occur when the responsibility of caring for a patient changes hands, often due to aging, a change in health status, or a change in location. It is at these moments when patients are most …

Crown Indigenous Relations Minister Carolyn Bennett

Canada-wide network to support mental health, substance use services

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The Integrated Youth Services Network of Networks connects integrated youth service hubs across Canada to create a learning health system to improve health outcomes for youth Toronto – Research shows that 75% of mental illness begins before age 25. There is a need to make sure that young people have the mental health and substance use support they need, when …

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Investing in mental health of Canadian veterans

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Ottawa – As Veterans’ Week draws to a close, we reflect on the dedication, strength and courage of our Veterans, military, and public safety personnel, who risk their lives and sacrifice so much to keep Canadians safe. People in Canada from all walks of life have served in various international conflicts and wars. Earlier this week, we marked Indigenous Veterans …


Canada working to improve health of people on autism spectrum

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Ottawa – The month of October is an opportunity to learn how we can support Autistic people, their families, and their caregivers. It is estimated that 1 in 50 children and youth aged 1 to 17 years have been diagnosed with autism in Canada. Autism, also known as autism spectrum disorder or ASD is a lifelong neurodevelopmental condition and it is known …


Concussion Awareness Week

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GATINEAU – It’s Concussion Awareness Week across Canada. Sport, physical activity, and recreational activities are an important part of the lives of children and youth in Canada and have many associated social and health benefits. We also know that some of these activities can come with risk. Unfortunately, an estimated 46,000 of them were officially diagnosed with a concussion by …


Putting patients 1st with new research investment in BC

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Victoria – Patients and their families have unique insights about themselves and what matters when they are receiving health care services. Through their lived experience, patients bring valuable perspectives to research into new and better ways of delivering care that will improve the health of all people in Canada. Adam van Koeverden, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Health and …

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Canada invests $10m in research on outpatient medications for Covid-19

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Ottawa – When COVID-19 first emerged, the Government of Canada and the research community quickly stepped up to develop testing approaches, public health measures, and new vaccines to protect Canadians from the health challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Government of Canada is also investing in safe and effective COVID-19 therapeutics, including antiviral medications. In response to the pressing need …

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Invests in pan-Canadian national heart failure research 

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Ottawa – Through the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), the Government of Canada promotes the creation of new knowledge by supporting various areas of research and advances its translation into improved health for Canadians. To tackle the challenge of heart failure in Canada, Adam van Koeverden, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Health, announced today, on behalf of the …

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Address impacts of Covid-19 on children, youth

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Montreal – The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the lives of families across Canada. Over the past two years, researchers have been studying the effects of COVID-19 public health measures, infections and vaccination on children and youth. To fully understand the impacts of COVID-19 and improve the health and wellbeing of children and youth, we need to support collaboration and information-sharing between …

Crown Indigenous Relations Minister Carolyn Bennett

Canada invests over $31M in next generation of health researchers

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Investment will provide training and development opportunities for trainees and early career researchers that go beyond what standard research training programs usually offer   Ottawa – The Covid-19 pandemic has shown just how much Canada relies on its scientists to respond to and recover from health emergencies. To strengthen our recovery and find made-in-Canada solutions to the next health and …