Addressing stigma in Canada’s health system
Chief Public Health Officer of Canada's Annual Report 2019
Canada's Chief Public Health Officer, Dr. Theresa Tam, addresses the current state of health in her 2019 annual report. She focuses on the impacts of stigma on health, as well as how we can reduce stigma across the health system.
Stigma affects us all. It creates barriers for those who are most in need from accessing services and getting effective care. We all have a role to play in ending stigma in order to move towards a more inclusive health system.
National snapshot of the health of Canadians and in-depth analysis of stigma in the health system
One-page guide on what the health system can do to address stigma
Summary of discussions with Canadians who understand the experience of stigma and what we can do about it in the health system
Key public health trends and pressing priorities in Canada as of 2019
Details on the effectiveness of anti-stigma interventions, with a focus on the health system
References on 7 stigmas related to social identities and health conditions to support table 1 in the CPHO annual report 2019
Dr. Tam joins people with lived and professional experience in stigma and health, who call for a more inclusive health system
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