Programs and policy development – Health Canada

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Health programs and policies and activities related to their development to support the Government of Canada. This includes consultations, frameworks, plans and research.

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Health care systems
  • Health care systems analysis and policy
  • Access, affordability and appropriate use of drugs and medical devices
  • Home, community and palliative care
  • Mental health
  • Substance use and addictions
  • Digital health
  • Health Information
  • Canada health act
  • Medical assistance in dying
  • Cancer control
  • Patient safety
  • Blood systems, organs, tissue and transplantation
  • Promoting minority official languages in the health care system
  • Brain research
  • Thalidomide
  • The territorial health investment fund (THIF)
Health protection and promotion
  • Pharmaceutical drugs
  • Biologics and radiopharmaceuticals
  • Medical devices
  • Natural health products
  • Food and nutrition
  • Air quality
  • Climate change
  • Water quality
  • Health impacts of chemicals
  • Consumer product safety
  • Workplace hazardous products
  • Tobacco control
  • Controlled substances
  • Cannabis
  • Radiation protection
  • Pesticides
  • Specialized health services and internationally protected persons program


Advisory boards and committees

International activities

View Health Canada's participation in international activities, including global health issues and international agreements.


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