CHA’s policy positions have been approved by the Board of Directors and advance the Association’s vision and mission. Please contact us at email@example.com to learn more.
CHA strongly endorses the strategic directions of The Mental Health Strategy for Canada in all areas – promotion and prevention, recovery andrights, access to services, disparities and diversity, First Nations, Inuit andMétis, and leadership and collaboration.
L’ACS appuie fermement les orientations stratégiques de la Stratégie enmatière de santé mentale pour le Canada dans tous les domaines – promotion et prévention; rétablissement et droits; accès aux services;disparités et diversité; Premières nations, Inuits et Métis; et leadership etcollaboration.
Changes to the Interim Federal Health Program
The Canadian Healthcare Association (CHA) believes that policy decisions regarding health should be made on the basis of available evidence about health and health services and that a health impact assessment of the changes to the Interim Federal Health Program would provide information that could help to clarify the validity of concerns that have been raised and provide a more robust basis for reform of refugee health services provision in Canada.
Health Promotion and Disease Prevention
CHA’s interests cross the entire continuum of health from health promotion and disease/illness prevention to continuing and palliative care. Within this continuum, CHA recommends Canada increase emphasis on health promotion and disease prevention programs and activities. Specifically, CHA recommends that all stakeholders work together to create a system in which health promotion and disease prevention are an integral part of the health continuum.
Health System Funding Models
This document outlines guiding principles endorsed by CHA’s Board of Directors required for the identification and implementation of any new funding model.
Towards an Environmentally Responsible Canadian Health Sector
Health, health care and the environment are linked inextricably. The 13 signatory organizations envision the health sector as a leader in integrating environmentally responsible practices into the delivery of health care. We also see it as an advocate in sharing information on best practices and encouraging Canadians and Canadian organizations to limit their environmental footprint. In a green health sector, minimizing negative impact on the environment would be a priority for all organizations and individuals in their day-to-day practices and at all levels of decision-making.
The Canadian Healthcare Association (CHA)recognizes that tobacco use is dangerous and harmful to the health of those who smoke and to those who are exposed to the smoke of others. A comprehensive approach to anti-tobacco is needed.
Mental Health Services
The Canadian Healthcare Association recognizes that mental health is enhanced or weakened by factors such as income, housing, physical needs and social relationships.
Health Service Organization Governance
The Canadian Healthcare Association recognizes the responsibilities for governance of health service delivery organizations and that at a minimum, health governance includes six functions.
CHA’s recommendations protecting the health, safety and privacy of health practitioners and health facilities who administer blood tests.
The Canadian Healthcare Association is committed to the delivery of quality health services. CHA recognizes that actions to improve quality of care or service include strategies to promote behavior change, system improvements and enhanced accountability.
CHA’s recommendations on palliative care to support individuals, their family, significant others and family caregivers.
User fees, Co-payment and Extra Billing
The Canadian Healthcare Association believes that extra billing, co-payment and user fees may limit accessibility of services.
Continuing care is an integrated mix of health, social and support services offered on a prolonged basis, either intermittently or continuously, to individuals whose functional capacities are at risk of impairment, temporarily impaired or chronically impaired. CHA’s policy statement on continuing care supports care recipients, their families and informal caregivers.
CHA’s recommendations on privatization and health system objectives.