Standing Committee on Health (HESA)

The Health committee continued its study on Chronic Diseases relating to aging.  Over the past 3 months witnesses have provided statistics, projections and recommendations on issues related both to an aging population and to decreasing general reliance on acute care.  This week the focus was Health Promotion and Disease Prevention. Witnesses stressed to need to MPs to start health promotion with prenatal care to start the life course in the right path to prevent the 89% of deaths in Canada attributed to chronic disease. Witnesses included members from the Canadian Public Health Association, Chronic Disease Prevention Alliance of Canada, Canadian Alliance of Community Health Care Association, Department of Health, Public Health Agency and Canadian Institutes of Health Research.

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