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Access to mental health prevention and treatment

https://policybase.cma.ca/en/permalink/policy9199
Date
2008-Aug-20
Topics
Population health/ health equity/ public health
Health care and patient safety
Resolution
The Canadian Medical Association will develop a five-year plan focused on improving access to mental health prevention and treatment and eliminating stigma and discrimination.
Policy Type
Policy resolution
Last Reviewed
2015-Feb-28
Date
2008-Aug-20
Topics
Population health/ health equity/ public health
Health care and patient safety
Resolution
The Canadian Medical Association will develop a five-year plan focused on improving access to mental health prevention and treatment and eliminating stigma and discrimination.
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Psychiatric treatment in rural and remote areas

https://policybase.cma.ca/en/permalink/policy9200
Date
2008-Aug-20
Topics
Physician practice/ compensation/ forms
Population health/ health equity/ public health
Resolution
The Canadian Medical Association, in collaboration with the Society of Rural Physicians of Canada and the Canadian Psychiatric Association, will establish national benchmarks for access to psychiatric treatment in rural and remote areas.
Policy Type
Policy resolution
Last Reviewed
2015-Feb-28
Date
2008-Aug-20
Topics
Physician practice/ compensation/ forms
Population health/ health equity/ public health
Resolution
The Canadian Medical Association, in collaboration with the Society of Rural Physicians of Canada and the Canadian Psychiatric Association, will establish national benchmarks for access to psychiatric treatment in rural and remote areas.
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Stigma-reduction-programs

https://policybase.cma.ca/en/permalink/policy9202
Date
2008-Aug-20
Topics
Population health/ health equity/ public health
Health systems, system funding and performance
Health care and patient safety
Resolution
The Canadian Medical Association will work with the Canadian Psychiatric Association and the Mental Health Commission of Canada to develop and implement stigma-reduction-programs that target stigmatization generated within the health care system.
Policy Type
Policy resolution
Last Reviewed
2015-Feb-28
Date
2008-Aug-20
Topics
Population health/ health equity/ public health
Health systems, system funding and performance
Health care and patient safety
Resolution
The Canadian Medical Association will work with the Canadian Psychiatric Association and the Mental Health Commission of Canada to develop and implement stigma-reduction-programs that target stigmatization generated within the health care system.
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Mental health programs in schools

https://policybase.cma.ca/en/permalink/policy9203
Date
2008-Aug-20
Topics
Population health/ health equity/ public health
Health care and patient safety
Resolution
The Canadian Medical Association and provincial/territorial medical associations will work with provincial/territorial governments to introduce mental health programs in schools, including early and systematic mental health screening and access to appropriate social and health care resources.
Policy Type
Policy resolution
Last Reviewed
2015-Feb-28
Date
2008-Aug-20
Topics
Population health/ health equity/ public health
Health care and patient safety
Resolution
The Canadian Medical Association and provincial/territorial medical associations will work with provincial/territorial governments to introduce mental health programs in schools, including early and systematic mental health screening and access to appropriate social and health care resources.
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Mental health services for Canada’s children

https://policybase.cma.ca/en/permalink/policy9205
Date
2008-Aug-20
Topics
Health care and patient safety
Population health/ health equity/ public health
Resolution
The Canadian Medical Association and provincial/territorial medical associations will call on governments to work toward improving the coordination between existing mental health services for Canada’s children.
Policy Type
Policy resolution
Last Reviewed
2015-Feb-28
Date
2008-Aug-20
Topics
Health care and patient safety
Population health/ health equity/ public health
Resolution
The Canadian Medical Association and provincial/territorial medical associations will call on governments to work toward improving the coordination between existing mental health services for Canada’s children.
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School programs to reduce stigma of mental illness

https://policybase.cma.ca/en/permalink/policy9206
Date
2008-Aug-20
Topics
Health care and patient safety
Population health/ health equity/ public health
Resolution
The Canadian Medical Association and provincial/territorial medical associations will work with provincial/territorial governments to support the creation of school programs to reduce the stigma associated with mental illness.
Policy Type
Policy resolution
Last Reviewed
2015-Feb-28
Date
2008-Aug-20
Topics
Health care and patient safety
Population health/ health equity/ public health
Resolution
The Canadian Medical Association and provincial/territorial medical associations will work with provincial/territorial governments to support the creation of school programs to reduce the stigma associated with mental illness.
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Services for mentally ill patients

https://policybase.cma.ca/en/permalink/policy9208
Date
2008-Aug-20
Topics
Population health/ health equity/ public health
Health systems, system funding and performance
Physician practice/ compensation/ forms
Resolution
The Canadian Medical Association will work with the Mental Health Commission of Canada to recommend the basket of medically necessary services required by mentally ill patients be reimbursed by federal/provincial/territorial health plans to support treatment and recovery.
Policy Type
Policy resolution
Last Reviewed
2015-Feb-28
Date
2008-Aug-20
Topics
Population health/ health equity/ public health
Health systems, system funding and performance
Physician practice/ compensation/ forms
Resolution
The Canadian Medical Association will work with the Mental Health Commission of Canada to recommend the basket of medically necessary services required by mentally ill patients be reimbursed by federal/provincial/territorial health plans to support treatment and recovery.
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Mental health care

https://policybase.cma.ca/en/permalink/policy9209
Date
2008-Aug-20
Topics
Population health/ health equity/ public health
Health care and patient safety
Physician practice/ compensation/ forms
Health systems, system funding and performance
Resolution
The Canadian Medical Association urges Canadian physicians and their organizations to work together to transform patient care for people with mental illnesses through a strategy, including but not limited to: a) fighting the stigma that exists in our own profession and physician organizations; b) advocating for parity of allocation of resources toward the continuum of mental health care and research; c) promoting an evidence-based mental health system anchored on: - strong primary care networks, - community-based care, - team-based and multidisciplinary care in a public system, - adequate social policy supports such as housing and income, and - the involvement of primary care and specialist physicians in the planning processes.
Policy Type
Policy resolution
Last Reviewed
2015-Feb-28
Date
2008-Aug-20
Topics
Population health/ health equity/ public health
Health care and patient safety
Physician practice/ compensation/ forms
Health systems, system funding and performance
Resolution
The Canadian Medical Association urges Canadian physicians and their organizations to work together to transform patient care for people with mental illnesses through a strategy, including but not limited to: a) fighting the stigma that exists in our own profession and physician organizations; b) advocating for parity of allocation of resources toward the continuum of mental health care and research; c) promoting an evidence-based mental health system anchored on: - strong primary care networks, - community-based care, - team-based and multidisciplinary care in a public system, - adequate social policy supports such as housing and income, and - the involvement of primary care and specialist physicians in the planning processes.
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Aboriginal peoples and mental illness

https://policybase.cma.ca/en/permalink/policy9210
Date
2008-Aug-20
Topics
Population health/ health equity/ public health
Health systems, system funding and performance
Physician practice/ compensation/ forms
Resolution
The Canadian Medical Association urges Canadian medical schools to include in their curricula material related to the deleterious effect of negative stereotyping of Aboriginal peoples suffering from mental illnesses and substance use disorders.
Policy Type
Policy resolution
Last Reviewed
2015-Feb-28
Date
2008-Aug-20
Topics
Population health/ health equity/ public health
Health systems, system funding and performance
Physician practice/ compensation/ forms
Resolution
The Canadian Medical Association urges Canadian medical schools to include in their curricula material related to the deleterious effect of negative stereotyping of Aboriginal peoples suffering from mental illnesses and substance use disorders.
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Acute care beds

https://policybase.cma.ca/en/permalink/policy9224
Date
2008-Aug-20
Topics
Population health/ health equity/ public health
Health systems, system funding and performance
Resolution
The Canadian Medical Association and provincial/territorial medical associations will work with governments to implement transparent and publicly available principles for the supply and effective management of functional acute care beds.
Policy Type
Policy resolution
Last Reviewed
2015-Feb-28
Date
2008-Aug-20
Topics
Population health/ health equity/ public health
Health systems, system funding and performance
Resolution
The Canadian Medical Association and provincial/territorial medical associations will work with governments to implement transparent and publicly available principles for the supply and effective management of functional acute care beds.
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Taxation and healthy lifestyle choices

https://policybase.cma.ca/en/permalink/policy9225
Date
2008-Aug-20
Topics
Population health/ health equity/ public health
Resolution
The Canadian Medical Association calls on the federal government to expand the use of tax incentives and credits to encourage healthy lifestyle choices.
Policy Type
Policy resolution
Last Reviewed
2015-Feb-28
Date
2008-Aug-20
Topics
Population health/ health equity/ public health
Resolution
The Canadian Medical Association calls on the federal government to expand the use of tax incentives and credits to encourage healthy lifestyle choices.
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Patient-focused funding

https://policybase.cma.ca/en/permalink/policy9233
Date
2008-Aug-20
Topics
Population health/ health equity/ public health
Health systems, system funding and performance
Resolution
The Canadian Medical Association recognizes that any patient-focused funding model should incorporate an incentive for providing timely access to services close to the patient's home to minimize increases in medical travel costs.
Policy Type
Policy resolution
Last Reviewed
2015-Feb-28
Date
2008-Aug-20
Topics
Population health/ health equity/ public health
Health systems, system funding and performance
Resolution
The Canadian Medical Association recognizes that any patient-focused funding model should incorporate an incentive for providing timely access to services close to the patient's home to minimize increases in medical travel costs.
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Mental health services and Canadian Forces members

https://policybase.cma.ca/en/permalink/policy9235
Date
2008-Aug-20
Topics
Population health/ health equity/ public health
Health systems, system funding and performance
Resolution
The Canadian Medical Association will work with the Department of National Defence to provide high quality evidence-based mental health services to Canadian Forces members and their families resulting from operational stress injury including post-traumatic stress syndrome.
Policy Type
Policy resolution
Last Reviewed
2015-Feb-28
Date
2008-Aug-20
Topics
Population health/ health equity/ public health
Health systems, system funding and performance
Resolution
The Canadian Medical Association will work with the Department of National Defence to provide high quality evidence-based mental health services to Canadian Forces members and their families resulting from operational stress injury including post-traumatic stress syndrome.
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Vaccination of children

https://policybase.cma.ca/en/permalink/policy9236
Date
2008-Aug-20
Topics
Population health/ health equity/ public health
Resolution
The Canadian Medical Association and provincial/territorial medical associations request governments to promote the vaccination of children where falling rates are threatening public health.
Policy Type
Policy resolution
Last Reviewed
2015-Feb-28
Date
2008-Aug-20
Topics
Population health/ health equity/ public health
Resolution
The Canadian Medical Association and provincial/territorial medical associations request governments to promote the vaccination of children where falling rates are threatening public health.
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Jordan's Principle

https://policybase.cma.ca/en/permalink/policy9237
Date
2008-Aug-20
Topics
Population health/ health equity/ public health
Health care and patient safety
Resolution
The Canadian Medical Association supports Jordan's Principle which states that where government services are available to Canadian children and a jurisdictional dispute arises around the cost of the services for Status First Nations and Inuit Indian children, the government of first contact pays the cost then resolves the jurisdictional dispute later.
Policy Type
Policy resolution
Last Reviewed
2015-Feb-28
Date
2008-Aug-20
Topics
Population health/ health equity/ public health
Health care and patient safety
Resolution
The Canadian Medical Association supports Jordan's Principle which states that where government services are available to Canadian children and a jurisdictional dispute arises around the cost of the services for Status First Nations and Inuit Indian children, the government of first contact pays the cost then resolves the jurisdictional dispute later.
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Date
2008-Aug-20
Topics
Population health/ health equity/ public health
Health care and patient safety
Health systems, system funding and performance
Resolution
The Canadian Medical Association and provincial/territorial medical associations call on governments to work in close collaboration with health care stakeholders to include information about a heroin-based recreational drug called "Cheese/Cheeze" as part of prevention activities aimed at avoiding devastating effects in Canadian provinces.
Policy Type
Policy resolution
Last Reviewed
2015-Feb-28
Date
2008-Aug-20
Topics
Population health/ health equity/ public health
Health care and patient safety
Health systems, system funding and performance
Resolution
The Canadian Medical Association and provincial/territorial medical associations call on governments to work in close collaboration with health care stakeholders to include information about a heroin-based recreational drug called "Cheese/Cheeze" as part of prevention activities aimed at avoiding devastating effects in Canadian provinces.
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Children's health and environmental toxins

https://policybase.cma.ca/en/permalink/policy9239
Date
2008-Aug-20
Topics
Population health/ health equity/ public health
Health care and patient safety
Resolution
The Canadian Medical Association urges the federal government to participate in Canadian-based research studies on children's health and environmental toxins.
Policy Type
Policy resolution
Last Reviewed
2015-Feb-28
Date
2008-Aug-20
Topics
Population health/ health equity/ public health
Health care and patient safety
Resolution
The Canadian Medical Association urges the federal government to participate in Canadian-based research studies on children's health and environmental toxins.
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National child health strategy

https://policybase.cma.ca/en/permalink/policy9240
Date
2008-Aug-20
Topics
Population health/ health equity/ public health
Resolution
The Canadian Medical Association urges the federal government to adopt the recommendation of the national advisor on healthy children and youth for a national child health strategy and to include a focused strategy on early childhood development.
Policy Type
Policy resolution
Last Reviewed
2015-Feb-28
Date
2008-Aug-20
Topics
Population health/ health equity/ public health
Resolution
The Canadian Medical Association urges the federal government to adopt the recommendation of the national advisor on healthy children and youth for a national child health strategy and to include a focused strategy on early childhood development.
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National Office for Child Health

https://policybase.cma.ca/en/permalink/policy9241
Date
2008-Aug-20
Topics
Health care and patient safety
Population health/ health equity/ public health
Resolution
The Canadian Medical Association urges the federal government to immediately establish a National Office for Child Health led by a senior advisor who will report to Parliament through the federal minister of health.
Policy Type
Policy resolution
Last Reviewed
2015-Feb-28
Date
2008-Aug-20
Topics
Health care and patient safety
Population health/ health equity/ public health
Resolution
The Canadian Medical Association urges the federal government to immediately establish a National Office for Child Health led by a senior advisor who will report to Parliament through the federal minister of health.
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Physician assistants

https://policybase.cma.ca/en/permalink/policy9243
Date
2008-Aug-20
Topics
Population health/ health equity/ public health
Resolution
The Canadian Medical Association will work with the Canadian Association of Physician Assistants and appropriate stakeholders to develop a national certification and licensing process for physician assistants that ensures competency and portability across Canada.
Policy Type
Policy resolution
Last Reviewed
2015-Feb-28
Date
2008-Aug-20
Topics
Population health/ health equity/ public health
Resolution
The Canadian Medical Association will work with the Canadian Association of Physician Assistants and appropriate stakeholders to develop a national certification and licensing process for physician assistants that ensures competency and portability across Canada.
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