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A Dementia Strategy for Canada: Together We Aspire (2019)
The Public Health Agency of Canada shares Canada’s first national strategy on dementia to set out a vision for the future and identifies common principles and national objectives to help guide actions by all levels of government, non-governmental organizations, communities, families and individuals.
Bill C-81 An Act to ensure a barrier-free Canada (2019)
The Accessible Canada Act enhances the full and equal participation of all persons, especially persons with disabilities, in society. This is to be achieved through the realization, within the purview of matters coming within the legislative authority of Parliament, of a Canada without barriers, particularly by the identification, removal and prevention of such barriers.
Medication Use and Seniors (2017)
Canadian Medical Association policy update 2017.
Seniors’ Fall Prevention and the Social Determinants of Health: A Social Policy Lens (2019)
Produced by the Atlantic Collaborative on Injury Prevention (ACIP), this document:
- Provides background information on fall-related injuries among seniors;
- Highlights the social determinants of health and the evidence linking them to seniors’ fall prevention;
- Discusses activities that seek to address the social determinants of health in preventing falls among seniors; and, lastly,
- Highlights current seniors’ fall prevention initiatives by each Atlantic province and provides examples of social policies that could enhance and/or complement seniors’ fall prevention efforts.