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APRIL 2018
 
IN BRIEF
 
 
THE PARTNERSHIP PARTICIPATES IN EXTERNAL REVIEW OF THE PAN-CANADIAN HEALTH ORGANIZATIONS

The Canadian Partnership Against Cancer wishes to thank external advisors Drs. Pierre-Gerlier Forest and Danielle Martin for the thorough and thoughtful analysis of the pan-Canadian health organizations. In the next weeks and months, we will take the time to reflect wholesomely on the report and to review the recommendations in greater detail. We appreciate the support provided by the advisors, the Minister and Health Canada during the review process and will continue our shared efforts to position the system to meet the future health needs of Canadians.

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THE FUTURE OF THE CANADIAN PARTNERSHIP FOR TOMORROW PROJECT

In case you missed the announcement, The University of Toronto's Dalla Lana School of Public Health will be the new national scientific partner of the Canadian Partnership for Tomorrow Project (CPTP), with the Ontario Institute for Cancer Research (OICR) as a key strategic partner. To learn about more about the future vision for CPTP, read this question and answer (Q&A) with CPTP's newly appointed National Scientific Director, Dr. Philip Awadalla.
 
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A FRESH LOOK AT THE PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICE OF SCREENING FOR DISEASE
 
 
In 1968, Wilson and Jungner published the Principles and Practice of Screening for Disease, which identified 10 principles that should be considered before a screening programme is implemented. After nearly 50 years of use, these principles continue to guide complex population-based screening decisions. In a recent edition of CMAJ, Dobrow and colleagues have updated these same principles based on a systematic review and consensus process.

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GRIEF AND LOSS SUPPORT AVAILABLE AMID THE HUMBOLDT TRAGEDY
 
In a month of heartbreaking tragedy, many acts of goodwill have spread far and wide for those affected by the Humboldt bus crash. With the support of Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale, the Saskatchewan Health Authority, PARTNERS Family Services, and many others, Canadian Virtual Hospice (CVH) delivered more than ten thousand grief and bereavement support resources to funeral and memorial services across Saskatchewan.

CVH's efforts were supported by many – from the shops in Saskatoon and Winnipeg who printed and delivered materials at no cost – to the couriers who cut their delivery times in half. We saw communities band together to show support for the lives lost, for those still in recovery, and for all those touched by this event. Our thoughts are with you.

 
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NEW STUDY EXAMINES THE BENEFITS OF CONNECTED HEALTH INFORMATION
 
Canada Health Infoway commissioned a study to better understand the benefits of connected health information. The study found significant financial and time saving benefits of interoperable electronic health records, (iEHRs) including a reduction in wait times and unnecessary medical appointments, better use of emergency departments, and more effective interactions within ambulatory care settings.
 
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MEASURING ACCESS TO HOME CARE, MENTAL HEALTH AND ADDICTION SERVICES IN CANADA: NEW REPORT
 
 
What is the best way to measure access to mental health and addiction services, and to home and community health care programs for Canadians? Together with federal, provincial and territorial governments, the Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI) has developed a set of pan-Canadian indicators to measure access to services in these priority sectors. Starting in 2019, CIHI will report annually on the selected indicators, based on available data.

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