Endorsed Documents

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Recommended use of pneumococcal conjugate vaccine

Streptococcus pneumoniae (pneumococcus) is the leading cause of invasive bacterial infections, bacterial pneumonia and acute otitis media in young children. In Canada, there are an estimated sixty-five (65) cases of meningitis, 700 cases of bacteremia, 2,200 cases of hospitalized pneumonia, 9,000 cases of non-hospitalized pneumonia and an average of fifteen (15) deaths per year due to S. pneumoniae in children < 5 years of age. NACI previously recommended 23-valent pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccines (PPV23) for use in persons ≥ 2 years of age who are at high risk of invasive pneumococcal disease (IPD), but these vaccines are poorly immunogenic in younger children.

2004; Endorsement renewed 2010

Screening for open angle glaucoma? A guideline to detecting and referring glaucoma suspects for family physicians

The CFPC endorses Screening for open angle glaucoma, a guideline to detecting and referring glaucoma suspects for family physicians.  


Sexual and reproductive health, rights, and realities and access to services for First Nations, Inuit, and Métis in Canada. SOGC Joint Policy Statement.

The purpose of this joint policy statement is to reaffirm the sexual and reproductive health rights of First Nations Inuit, and Métis.

2011 Jun

Sodium tools. Detailed information on dietary sodium for public.

Sodium tools A patient and health education brochure with information about lowering sodium and reducing blood pressure.


Statement on recommended use of meningococcal vaccines.

Neisseria meningitidis causes sporadic cases and outbreaks of meningococcal disease (invasive) in Canada at a rate of approximately one per 100,000 population per year with the greatest disease burden in children < 5 years of age. This Gram negative diplococcus is surrounded by a polysaccharide capsule, the chemical composition of which defines the serogroup of the organism.

2004; Endorsement renewed 2010

Statement on recommended use of varicella virus vaccine

The National Advisory Committee on Immunization (NACI) provides Health Canada with ongoing and timely medical, scientific, and public-health advice relating to immunization. Health Canada acknowledges that the advice and recommendations set out in this statement are based upon the best current available scientific

1999; Endorsement renewed 2010

The evolution of collaborative mental health care in Canada: A shared vision for the future. Position Statement.

A position paper developed by the Canadian Psychiatric Association and the College of Family Physicians of Canada Collaborative Working Group on Shared Mental Health Care and approved by their respective Boards in August 2010.

2010 Aug
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