Results at a glance

What funds were used?

$559,217,028

Actual spending

Who was involved?

2,127

Actual full-time equivalents (FTEs)

Results highlights

  • In keeping with Budget 2016 commitments, PHAC collaborated with provinces and territories and key stakeholders to improve vaccination coverage across Canada. Collaborations included:
    • Launching a new vaccination research program for various populations (e.g., Indigenous Peoples);
    • Creating a new grants and contributions opportunity to improve vaccination access and uptake; and
    • Updating Canada's national vaccination coverage goals and vaccine preventable disease reduction targets.
  • Focused efforts on harm reduction by:
    • Contributing to the prevention of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), hepatitis C, and other sexually transmitted and blood-borne infections (STBBIs);
    • Collaborating with all provincial and territorial (P/T) governments to share existing data on opioids, and developing a surveillance plan for the first-ever national surveillance of opioid deaths in Canada; and
    • Launching the 2016 Federal Framework for Suicide Prevention to align federal activities in suicide prevention and complement the important work by stakeholders across Canada.
  • Collaborated with global and domestic partners on emerging threats such as Zika virus and Lyme disease.
  • Increased Canada's ability to protect Canadians from public health events by acquiring medical countermeasures against biological threats such as smallpox and anthrax.
  • Worked with partners to design and deliver innovative ways (e.g., a Concussion Ed app) that encourage Canadians to make sustained healthy living choices and reduce the risk of injury.

For more information on the department’s plans, priorities and results achieved, see the “Results: what we achieved” section of this report.

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