Canadian Healthcare Association

Canadian Healthcare Association

May 05, 2008 15:58 ET

Celebrate Public Health on Canada Health Day

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - May 5, 2008) - Canada Health Day - a national celebration of the contributions of public health and public health workers to the optimal health of Canadians - will take place on May 12, 2008.

May 12, the anniversary of Florence Nightingale's birthday, will see health facilities and agencies, community health organizations and public health units join together to celebrate Canada Health Day. For over 100 years, public health in Canada has been helping individuals take care of themselves, their families and communities. The major advances in life expectancy, overall health, and quality of life that occurred in the twentieth century were the result of public health initiatives - such as vaccine production, clean water, pasteurization and better living conditions.

Canada Health Day is sponsored by the Canadian Healthcare Association (CHA) and the Canadian Public Health Association (CPHA). Since the inception of Canada Health Day in 1981, CHA and CPHA have worked in partnership to make this annual event a national celebration of health care in Canada.

For more information on organizing a Canada Health Day celebration in your facility or community, contact the Canadian Healthcare Association at 613.241.8005 X205 or log onto where you will find (at no charge) downloadable posters and cafeteria tray liners, fact sheets and more.

Contact Information

  • To arrange an interview with a CHA or CPHA representative:
    Canadian Healthcare Association
    Teresa Neuman
    Communications Specialist
    613-241-8005, ext. 205 or Cell: 613-282-6003