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I am pleased to present the 2016–17 Departmental Results Report for the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC). This report focuses on the work done to address federal public health priorities that promote and protect the health and well-being of Canadians. This year’s report also supports the new Treasury Board Policy on Results and the Government of Canada’s commitment to provide improved reporting to Parliament and to Canadians.

Collaboration across many sectors is essential in the area of public health. In this spirit, PHAC worked with its partners to initiate the development of Canadian concussion guidelines and protocols. These efforts supported the development of a mobile application to prevent, recognize, and care for concussions. PHAC also funded partnerships to address complex issues such as family violence, childhood obesity, chronic disease, mental illness, and suicide.

Immunization saves lives, and is a foundation of public health. In 2016–17, PHAC hosted a successful Canadian Immunization Conference for public health professionals and launched an Immunization Partnership Fund to increase vaccination coverage in Canada. The Agency also implemented a new research program in partnership with the Canadian Institutes of Health Research to identify under- and un-vaccinated populations in Canada in order to better inform our collective efforts.

Recognizing that health threats have no borders, PHAC collaborated with global and domestic partners on emerging threats such as Zika virus and Lyme disease. The Agency also continued to play a leadership role in disease prevention, contributing to efforts to achieve global HIV treatment targets known as “90-90-90” by 2030 and to reduce the incidence and impacts of hepatitis C and other sexually transmitted and blood-borne infections.

The Agency also led efforts around the growing global threat of antimicrobial resistance and worked with partners toward the development of a Pan-Canadian Framework on Antimicrobial Resistance. This initiative also supports global efforts in this area and will guide our collective action in tackling this serious threat to public health in Canada and around the world.

I invite you to read this report to learn of PHAC’s work to protect the health and safety of Canadians at home and abroad and to strengthen global public health security.

The Honourable Ginette Petitpas Taylor, P.C., M.P.
Minister of Health

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