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Advancing Evidence-Based Self-Care

From sunscreens and vitamins to pain relievers and allergy medications,
people use consumer health products to maintain their health and manage their minor ailments.

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This is a fundamental part of self-care which is vital to the health of Canadians and the sustainability of our health care system.

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The Consumer Health Product Industry in Canada

 

$5.6 Billion in sales

 

$1.5 Billion in exports

 

Over 56,000 jobs

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Self-Care

Self-Care is what Canadians do for themselves 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to maintain health, treat minor ailments and manage chronic diseases.

 

Seven Pillars of Self-Care

Health Literacy
Health
Literacy
Self Awareness
Self
Awareness
Physical Activity
Physical
Activity
Healthy Eating
Healthy
Eating
Risk Avoidance
Risk
Avoidance
Good Hygiene
Good
Hygiene
Optimal Use of Products and Services
Optimal Use
of Products
and Services
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