Child poverty in Canada

https://policybase.cma.ca/en/permalink/policy8525
Date
2006-Aug-23
Topics
Health care and patient safety
Population health/ health equity/ public health
Resolution
The Canadian Medical Association requests that the federal government adopt a rigorous strategy to eradicate child poverty in Canada.
Policy Type
Policy resolution
Last Reviewed
2013-Mar-02
Date
2006-Aug-23
Topics
Health care and patient safety
Population health/ health equity/ public health
Resolution
The Canadian Medical Association requests that the federal government adopt a rigorous strategy to eradicate child poverty in Canada.
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Health care services for children

https://policybase.cma.ca/en/permalink/policy8523
Date
2006-Aug-23
Topics
Population health/ health equity/ public health
Health care and patient safety
Resolution
The Canadian Medical Association calls on governments to work closely with health stakeholders to provide seamless delivery of a comprehensive basket of mental and developmental health care services for children.
Policy Type
Policy resolution
Last Reviewed
2013-Mar-02
Date
2006-Aug-23
Topics
Population health/ health equity/ public health
Health care and patient safety
Resolution
The Canadian Medical Association calls on governments to work closely with health stakeholders to provide seamless delivery of a comprehensive basket of mental and developmental health care services for children.
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The health status of Aboriginal children

https://policybase.cma.ca/en/permalink/policy8503
Date
2006-Aug-23
Topics
Population health/ health equity/ public health
Health care and patient safety
Resolution
The Canadian Medical Association calls on the Minister of Health to work with other federal departments, the CMA and others to address the failure of previous federal efforts to raise the health status of Aboriginal children to the national level by developing a differentiated children's health strategy, creating safe environments, developing equitable educational opportunities and creating effective programs to deal with obesity, diabetes, substance abuse and other issues.
Policy Type
Policy resolution
Last Reviewed
2013-Mar-02
Date
2006-Aug-23
Topics
Population health/ health equity/ public health
Health care and patient safety
Resolution
The Canadian Medical Association calls on the Minister of Health to work with other federal departments, the CMA and others to address the failure of previous federal efforts to raise the health status of Aboriginal children to the national level by developing a differentiated children's health strategy, creating safe environments, developing equitable educational opportunities and creating effective programs to deal with obesity, diabetes, substance abuse and other issues.
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Movies that portray tobacco use

https://policybase.cma.ca/en/permalink/policy8524
Date
2006-Aug-23
Topics
Population health/ health equity/ public health
Health care and patient safety
Resolution
The Canadian Medical Association calls on governments to restrict access by children and youth to movies that portray tobacco use and tobacco product placement.
Policy Type
Policy resolution
Last Reviewed
2013-Mar-02
Date
2006-Aug-23
Topics
Population health/ health equity/ public health
Health care and patient safety
Resolution
The Canadian Medical Association calls on governments to restrict access by children and youth to movies that portray tobacco use and tobacco product placement.
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Nicotine-based drinks

https://policybase.cma.ca/en/permalink/policy8541
Date
2006-Aug-23
Topics
Health care and patient safety
Population health/ health equity/ public health
Resolution
The Canadian Medical Association calls on the Federal Minister of Health to ban the sale or distribution of nicotine-based drinks in Canada.
Policy Type
Policy resolution
Last Reviewed
2013-Mar-02
Date
2006-Aug-23
Topics
Health care and patient safety
Population health/ health equity/ public health
Resolution
The Canadian Medical Association calls on the Federal Minister of Health to ban the sale or distribution of nicotine-based drinks in Canada.
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Pharmacists who are given independent prescribing authority

https://policybase.cma.ca/en/permalink/policy8557
Date
2006-Aug-23
Topics
Population health/ health equity/ public health
Pharmaceuticals/ prescribing/ cannabis/ marijuana/ drugs
Health care and patient safety
Resolution
The Canadian Medical Association, in conjunction with its divisions and affiliates, without endorsing pharmacist independent prescribing strongly urges the Government of Alberta to require pharmacists who are given independent prescribing authority to: a) require explicit, informed consent from a patient; b) maintain a patient's record; c) provide 24-hour availability to the patient; d) carry appropriate coverage for legal liability; e) disclose any potential conflict of interest as both a prescriber and dispenser of medication; and, f) if the pharmacist changes a physician's prescription, advise the physician of the change(s).
Policy Type
Policy resolution
Last Reviewed
2013-Mar-02
Date
2006-Aug-23
Topics
Population health/ health equity/ public health
Pharmaceuticals/ prescribing/ cannabis/ marijuana/ drugs
Health care and patient safety
Resolution
The Canadian Medical Association, in conjunction with its divisions and affiliates, without endorsing pharmacist independent prescribing strongly urges the Government of Alberta to require pharmacists who are given independent prescribing authority to: a) require explicit, informed consent from a patient; b) maintain a patient's record; c) provide 24-hour availability to the patient; d) carry appropriate coverage for legal liability; e) disclose any potential conflict of interest as both a prescriber and dispenser of medication; and, f) if the pharmacist changes a physician's prescription, advise the physician of the change(s).
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Trans Fat Task Force

https://policybase.cma.ca/en/permalink/policy8683
Date
2006-Dec-03
Topics
Population health/ health equity/ public health
Health care and patient safety
Resolution
The Canadian Medical Association supports the recommendations of the Trans Fat Task Force and advocates for their prompt implementation by the Government of Canada.
Policy Type
Policy resolution
Last Reviewed
2013-Mar-02
Date
2006-Dec-03
Topics
Population health/ health equity/ public health
Health care and patient safety
Resolution
The Canadian Medical Association supports the recommendations of the Trans Fat Task Force and advocates for their prompt implementation by the Government of Canada.
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Wait time monitoring

https://policybase.cma.ca/en/permalink/policy8532
Date
2006-Aug-23
Topics
Health care and patient safety
Population health/ health equity/ public health
Resolution
The Canadian Medical Association considers that wait time monitoring should be extended to all diagnoses treatments involving youth with developmental or mental health problems.
Policy Type
Policy resolution
Last Reviewed
2013-Mar-02
Date
2006-Aug-23
Topics
Health care and patient safety
Population health/ health equity/ public health
Resolution
The Canadian Medical Association considers that wait time monitoring should be extended to all diagnoses treatments involving youth with developmental or mental health problems.
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