Through our policy and advocacy work, the CMA brings the physician voice to a wide number of health issues important to Canadians — and makes resources and information available to build physicians’ knowledge, support their advocacy and enhance their patient care.
Chronic Disease Prevention
The CMA advocates for stronger policies and regulations to combat chronic disease. We also work to ensure physicians have the knowledge and evidence-based tools for promoting health.
Drug shortages, high prescription costs and the risks of adverse reactions are all concerns physicians have when it comes to pharmaceuticals. Our advocacy touches on all of these issues.
Smoking and e-cigarettes
The CMA has worked toward the goal of a smoke-free Canada for decades. Today, that work includes advocating for more research into the health effects of electronic cigarettes — and for restrictions on their promotion and sale to minors.
Social Determinants of Health
Social and economic conditions have a direct impact on Canadians’ health. Through our policies, we recommend actions for governments, physicians, medical schools and other stakeholders to address those conditions and improve health for populations that are most at risk.