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Happy #CanadaDay. We can all celebrate safer by following the great advice of local public health authorities where ever we find ourselves this #LongWeekend. twitter.com/OttawaHealth/s…
4/4 Findings in this report help us better understand the complex relationship between #SubstanceUse and #homelessness, including the characteristics of people who died, the substances involved, and the circumstances of their deaths.
3/4 Notably, people experiencing homelessness and who use drugs face numerous compounding stigmas, tied to their housing status, substance use, & often other factors like ethnicity & mental health status, that create barriers to accessing social and health services and supports.
2/4 While people experiencing homelessness represent a small % of those who died of an overdose, they represent a group at elevated risk of substance-related harm for multiple reasons.
1/4 The #OverdoseCrisis has affected people from all walks of life, but some populations have been affected more than others. A new report suggests that in 2016 and 2017, people experiencing homelessness were overrepresented in substance-related deaths. canada.ca/en/health-cana…
It’s mosquito season! Protect yourself and reduce the risk of #WestNileVirus by: • Wearing insect repellent containing DEET or Icaridin • Covering exposed skin • Wearing light coloured clothes • Reducing standing water near your home Learn more: canada.ca/en/public-heal…
Get the latest info and updates on #COVID19 on the Canada.ca #coronavirus disease website, including links to the current situation & trends; public health info & what to do if you feel sick; vaccines & travel, etc. ow.ly/phv950BI9D0
2/2 However, the models also signal that further deaths could be prevented through new and/or expanded evidence-based health interventions designed to support people who use drugs. #OverdoseCrisis canada.ca/en/health-cana…
1/2 New #opioid-related death modelling projections show how the #overdose crisis could evolve up to the end of the year, These projections suggest that the number of deaths could remain high or even increase.
One of the leading causes of death in children ages 1-4 is drowning. It can happen quickly and silently and only in a few centimetres of water. Always watch little kids around water, even in wading pools. ow.ly/BxHf50JFTWI #SwimSafety
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#GoLocalCanada! Stay current on #COVID19Vaccines, guidance, testing and self-assessment information specific to local areas. Find resources by province or territory here: canada.ca/en/public-heal…
The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are a universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet, and improve the lives and prospects of everyone. To learn more about #Canada’s progress towards the first three #SDGs: ow.ly/v0aN50JIQnS.
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Want the latest info on how to protect yourself from ticks? Subscribe to our email list to learn more: canada.ca/en/public-heal…
Get the latest info and updates on #COVID19 on the Canada.ca #coronavirus disease website, including links to the current situation & trends; public health info & what to do if you feel sick; vaccines & travel, etc. ow.ly/phv950BI9D0
Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) can affect people of any age, culture or gender. People with PTSD may experience major distress or find it hard to cope at work or school or in their social or family life. Raise #PTSDAwareness Learn more: canada.ca/en/public-heal…
The diversity in cultures is what makes Canada so beautiful! On Canadian #MulticulturalismDay, let’s come together in understanding and learning about other’s heritage. twitter.com/CdnHeritage/st…
Yesterday, Minister Jean-Yves Duclos officially launched the new #ClinicalTrials Fund (CTF), an investment of $250M to support clinical trials infrastructure, training, and research in Canada. Learn more: canada.ca/en/institutes-…
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Friendly reminder to do something today for your wellbeing! Mental health is something we can support everyday. A little act of #selfcare, reaching out in-person or virtually to friends & family or spending time outdoors can help. #MentalHealthMonday
Support is available, whether you’re in crisis or just need to talk. 24/7, free of charge, for people of ALL AGES across Canada:
The pandemic has impacted children and youth in different ways. Kids Help Phone is available 24 hrs/day for ages 5-29. For anonymous care from professional counsellors, call 1-800-668-6868 or text CONNECT to 686868.
#GoLocalCanada! Stay current on #COVID19Vaccines, guidance, testing and self-assessment information specific to local areas. Find resources by province or territory here: canada.ca/en/public-heal…
#CulturalSafety: 24/7 immediate support is available at no cost for Indigenous people of all ages in Canada. If you need someone to talk to, discover the support options available to you. 👇�aI
Get the latest info & updates on #COVID19: See Canada.ca for public health measures & what to do if you feel sick; vaccines & travel, etc.: ow.ly/phv950BI9D0 Read Canada’s COVID-19 Weekly Epidemiology Update: ow.ly/D8Uk50BI9D1
You’re not alone. Help is available 24/7, at no cost, for people of ALL AGES across Canada. If you need someone to talk to, discover the support options available to you. 👇🏽�8CPO
#CulturalSafety: 24/7 immediate support is available at no cost for Indigenous people of all ages in Canada. If you need someone to talk to, discover the support options available to you. 👇�2v
Support is available, whether you’re in crisis or just need to talk. 24/7, free of charge, for people of ALL AGES across Canada:
Making the most of summer celebrations & festivals such as #Pride2022, begins with having the knowledge & plans to safely take part. Increase your awareness of current health concerns at home & abroad and let’s work together to keep everyone safe! travel.gc.ca/travelling/hea…
#GoLocalCanada! Stay current on #COVID19Vaccines, guidance, testing and self-assessment information specific to local areas. Find resources by province or territory here: canada.ca/en/public-heal…
The pandemic has impacted children and youth in different ways. Kids Help Phone is available 24 hrs/day for ages 5-29. For anonymous care from professional counsellors, call 1-800-668-6868 or text CONNECT to 686868.
You’re not alone. Help is available 24/7, at no cost, for people of ALL AGES across Canada. If you need someone to talk to, discover the support options available to you. 👇🏽�MjNS
Get the latest info & updates on #COVID19: See Canada.ca for public health measures & what to do if you feel sick; vaccines & travel, etc.: ow.ly/phv950BI9D0 Read Canada’s COVID-19 Weekly Epidemiology Update: ow.ly/D8Uk50BI9D1
3/3 Summer months afford more opportunities for lower risk activities, but maintaining readiness with awareness of local disease activity and keeping up good habits helps prevent infections to keep transmission levels lower for longer: canada.ca/en/public-heal…
2/3 However, some areas are reporting increases in some of these activity indicators. At the same time, the overall proportion of BA.4 and BA.5 among sequenced #COVID19 variants is increasing as we continue to closely monitor circulating viruses.
1/3 #COVID19 key concerns 🇨🇦 : nationally disease activity indicators (case counts, lab test positivity, wastewater signals) and severe illness trends are stable or declining, consistent with overall lower transmissionhealth-infobase.canada.ca/covid-19/5x
While COVID-19 continues to circulate, staying up-to-date with #COVID19Vaccines and personal protective practices remain important for lowering the risk of infection and spreading disease, including for other respiratory viruses. #VaccinesPlus canada.ca/en/public-heal…
#Monkeypox spreads through close direct contact with skin sores of an infected person or their bedding, clothes or other personal objects. See the latest update and learn more about symptoms and reducing the risk of infection and spread: canada.ca/en/public-heal…
Happy Saint-Jean-Baptiste! Let’s help reduce the spread of #COVID19 by thinking about the risks and making informed decisions on using public health measures. canada.ca/en/public-heal…
Get the latest info & updates on #COVID19: See Canada.ca for public health measures & what to do if you feel sick; vaccines & travel, etc.: ow.ly/phv950BI9D0 Read Canada’s COVID-19 Weekly Epidemiology Update: ow.ly/D8Uk50BI9D1
4/4 If you or someone you know needs help with substance use, #WellnessTogetherCanada is available 24/7 offering free and confidential support to anyone in Canada: WellnessTogether.ca
3/4 These data underscore the profound impact on individuals, families and communities across the country as the #overdose crisis has worsened.
2/4 The latest data shows that in 2021, 7,560 people died of opioid-related overdose; an average of 21 people died and 17 were hospitalized every day.
1/4 Today, as co-chairs of the Special Advisory Committee (SAC) on the Epidemic of #OpioidOverdoses, Dr. Jennifer Russell and I are releasing the latest national data on the #OverdoseCrisis. canada.ca/en/public-heal…
Nearly 3/4 of all newly diagnosed #HIV cases in 2020 were male. Know the stats, and know what you can do to lower your risk of HIV: ow.ly/JhXt50JBXyL #MensHealthMonth
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#GoLocalCanada! Stay current on #COVID19Vaccines, guidance, testing and self-assessment information specific to local areas. Find resources by province or territory here: canada.ca/en/public-heal…
#DYK ? Among 84 million people who are currently forcibly displaced worldwide, LGBT persons are particularly vulnerable and marginalized. Discrimination against LGBTIQ2+ people is a reality. A reality that won't be tolerate. #PrideSeason @freetobeme_ca ow.ly/EuH150JwPLO
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The Public Health Agency of Canada continues to work with provincial/territorial public health partners to investigate cases of #monkeypox in Canada. As of June 22nd, 210 confirmed cases of monkeypox have been reported nationally. See the latest update: canada.ca/en/public-heal…
3/3 Learn steps you can take in and around your home or that of a loved one to help prevent falls and the injuries caused by falling. canada.ca/en/health-cana…
2/3 Falls among older adults continues to be a serious public health issue, accounting for 85% of seniors' injury-related hospitalizations. As well, more than one third of seniors are admitted to long-term care after a fall.
1/3 @GovCanHealth recently released the Surveillance Report on Falls Among Older Adults. Read the full report: canada.ca/en/public-heal…
Get the latest info and updates on #COVID19 on the Canada.ca #coronavirus disease website, including links to the current situation & trends; public health info & what to do if you feel sick; vaccines & travel, etc. ow.ly/phv950BI9D0
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