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21 results found for: "Office of the Chief Medical Officer of Health"

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March 6, 2019

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This resource provides updated provincial guidelines for post-exposure management and prophylaxis for Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV), Hepatitis B (HBV), Hepatitis C (HCV) and sexually transmitted infections (STIs). This guidance is for public health, workplace health and safety and other...


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June 11, 2018

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This strategic framework is meant to guide Alberta Health Services and community agencies in their work to reduce the incidence of sexually-transmitted and blood-borne infections in the province. The main goal of the framework is to enhance the health and wellness of all Albertans by preventing,...


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March 31, 2017

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On October 27, 2016, Alberta announced it was implementing a range of new tools to address overdoses and deaths related to fentanyl and other opioids as part of an urgent government response to reduce the harms associated with opioid misuse. These reports from the Office of the Chief Medical...


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January 1, 2017

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Alberta Health and Alberta Health Services recognize that community water fluoridation effectively prevents tooth decay, especially among people who are most vulnerable. It offers significant benefit with very low risk and reaches all residents who are connected to a municipal water supply....


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February 1, 2016

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This fact sheet discusses information on electromagnetic fields, research on the health risks of electromagnetic radiation, how electromagnetic fields are regulated in Canada, and what research says about the health effects of WiFi and cell phones.


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May 13, 2015

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In 2009, the World Health Organization declared the first influenza pandemic in 41 years. The new strain was named influenza A(H1N1)pdm09. In 2010, the Minister of Alberta Health and Wellness (AHW) asked the Health Quality Council of Alberta to conduct a comprehensive review of the Alberta...


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February 1, 2015

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Individuals diagnosed as HIV-positive and who are unable or unwilling to take appropriate steps to prevent the potential transmission of HIV to others are referred to as Unwilling/Unable (U2) individuals. This report intends to facilitate and strengthen dialogue among all stakeholder...


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September 16, 2014

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2014 Data standard for the collection of data elements for Communicable Diseases, which are of interest to the Office of the Chief Medical Officer of Health. This data will primarily be used for the reporting and surveillance of communicable disease instances affecting Albertans.


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July 3, 2014

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Alberta Health and Alberta Health Services recognize that community water fluoridation effectively prevents and reduces tooth decay, especially among people who are at greater risk. It offers significant benefit and very low risk, and reaches all residents who are connected to a municipal water...


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June 1, 2014

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This report from the Office of the Chief Medical Officer of Health presents a detailed review of active tuberculosis in Alberta over a three-year period from 2010 to 2012. It follows previous surveillance reports of tuberculosis in Alberta for 2000-2004 and 2005-2009.