Health Canada is actually the central department of the government of Canada, which is charged with the responsibility of the overall federal health care policy, supervised by the Minister of health as a member of the Health portfolio. The department was created in 1969 to provide for the general well being of the Canadian people, and is responsible for ensuring the health and safety of Canadians in every area of health care. It is also responsible for providing for the implementation and maintenance of Canada’s legislation governing health care and is mandated to implement certain regulations relating to the provision of health care services, including health plans.
In addition to that it is also responsible for ensuring the compliance with the standards of quality in health care in Canada, the protection of the health and safety of individuals in health care settings and the promotion of good health in Canada through public education about health care services, and by means of various programs aimed at health promotion in Canadian society. These programs are aimed at the need to reduce the social disadvantage that is caused by unhealthy lifestyles and are designed to reduce health care expenditures. Programs like Healthy Living Canada aim at reducing the health risks associated with obesity, smoking and tobacco use, and other associated risk factors.
Health Canada has also developed numerous programs to improve the quality of life and economic security of Canadian people. One of these programs is the Canadian Community Health Strategy (CCSH). This program has three main components. The first component is the CCSH Community Program. This program helps to implement the various community-based activities of the program, such as health education activities, medical screening programs, and health promotion programs.
The second component of this program is the Health Promotion Network (HPN) Canada. This program focuses on promoting the availability of health care services, especially services to children and their families, while improving access to health care services for people living in poverty. This program is also aimed at making it easier for people to get access to and afford the health care services they need and to prevent health complications and accidents in the process.
The third component is the Canada Health Transfer (CHT), which is administered by the federal government. The CHT provides funds to various health care organizations that provide health care services in the Canadian provinces and territories. It is used to purchase health care products and services, pay for advertising and marketing campaigns that promote the availability of health care services, and to pay for medical research and development.
The Department of Health Canada, in collaboration with the provinces and territories, funds health programs which improve the quality of health care services. such as the National Health Action Plan (NHP) which provides money to provinces and territories for health care. it also covers prescription drugs that are eligible for prescription rebates, makes it easier for seniors to get the prescription drugs that they need through a drug card that allows them to get free prescriptions from pharmacists. The National Drug Strategy (NDS) provides for a national database that collects information on Canadian drug plans.
The department of Medicare also provides funds to doctors and hospitals for health care services. The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) regulate the collection and processing of personal health information so that all persons who wish to obtain or change health insurance can do so in a safe manner. They also regulate the use of electronic health records and guidelines to help ensure privacy and security of personal health information.
The department also regulates the use of personal health information to control costs, which are necessary to assess whether or not a particular health care plan is needed. There are also rules that govern the way the system works to provide coverage for prescription drugs in Canada.