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All Canadians benefit from enhanced self-care. It not only leads to better health outcomes for individuals and their families but also directly contributes to a more efficient and sustainable healthcare system.
CHP Canada is dedicated to advancing evidence-based self-care. We envision a future where the essential role Canadians play in their own health is recognized and supported throughout their lives.
This is a future without preventable diseases and where all Canadians can safely and confidently care for themselves while also having ready access to health professionals.
We believe this can be achieved by providing people with the broadest possible access to evidence-based health products, services, tools, and information.
As demonstrated by the CHP Canada research found on this page, as well as external sources, self-care can have a positive impact both for Canadians and for their healthcare system. Research shows that positive impacts can come from a variety of influences including:
- Improving health literacy;
- Increasing non-prescription access medications and;
- Eliminating taxes on non-prescription medications to make treatment more affordable for those without access to a family doctor or a drug plan.
These are just some of the ways that we can build an efficient and long-lasting healthcare system that works better for everyone.
Below you can find some of our research reports on all issues related to consumer health products and self-care:
- Self-care Information and Behaviour Among Canadians During the COVID-19 Pandemic (2020)
- Canadian Chamber of Commerce, Regulate Smarter (2019)
Labelling Research Forum (2018)
Health Literacy Survey (2017)
- News release – Canadians’ Strong Health Literacy Scores Tied to Good Health Status, But Navigating Health System Remains a Challenge.
Conference Board of Canada, Value of Switch (2017)
CHP Industry’s Contribution to the Canadian Economy (2015)
Behaviors related to the self-care of Minor Ailments (2015)
- News release – Wealthier, better-educated Canadians with drug plans clogging doctors’ offices with minor aches and sniffles (Aug/15)
- News release – Do you really need to head to the doctor for heartburn, a runny nose, or a skinned knee? (Jul/15)
- News release – Nothing to Sneeze At: New Poll Shows Majority of Canadians Tough it Out, But Common Cold Still Causing Costly Headaches for the Healthcare System (Feb/15)
- Redfern Research Survey Presentation (Jan/15)
Role of the Pharmacist’s Prescribing behaviors for minor ailments (2014)
From Patient to Resource: The role of self-care in patient-centered care of minor ailments (2012)
Consumer Views of Safety and Efficacy Issues Related to Consumer Health Products and Natural Health Products (2010)
- Responsible Use (2007)
Other Canadian and International Industry and Consumer Research:
- Health Canada’s Consumer Health Product Survey (2016)
- Consumer Navigation and Selection Behaviors for OTC Products (2014)
- Reducing Antibiotic Prescription for Self-Limiting Respiratory Tract Infection in Primary Care: A Pilot Study (2014)
- Making the Case for Information: The evidence for investing in high quality information for patients and the public (2013)
- Primary Care: Today and Tomorrow – Improving general practice by working differently (2012)
- The Value of OTC Medicine to the United States (2012)
- Ernst & Young’s 2012 Progressions report provides important information on two key areas of self-care (2012)
- Improving the decision-making process for non-prescription medicines (2011)
- SWITCH. Prescription to Nonprescription Switch (2009)
- Responsible Self-Care and Self-Medication. A Worldwide Review of Consumer Surveys