Title: 
Public Health - Everyone's Business
Resource Type: 
Report
Publication Date: 
January 2011
Abstract: 

The 2009 Chief Medical Officer of Health annual report discusses both the medical and economic case for focusing public health resources on prevention. Every year in Canada, more than two-thirds of all deaths result from chronic diseases and they are often preventable. Cardiovascular disease, cancer, type 2 diabetes and respiratory diseases all share the same common preventable risk factors – physical inactivity, unhealthy diet and tobacco use. The total cost of illness, disability and death attributable to chronic diseases is estimated to be more than $80 billion annually.

Authors: 
Arlene King, MD, MHSc, FRCPC
Organization: 
Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care
Source Type: 
Government - Federal
Number of Pages: 
33
Geographic Focus: 
National/Federal