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Winter sports and staying safe

Winter sports and staying safe
December 2016

Which winter sport do you think has the most hospitalizations for brain injuries?

Preventing diabetes

Preventing diabetes
November 2016

Canada has one of the highest prevalence rates of diabetes among OECD countries. It’s estimated that in 2014, more than 3 million people had the disease.

Here are some things you can do to prevent diabetes:

  • Maintain a healthy body weight
  • Reduce intake of high-sugar foods
  • Choose the right fats
  • Get some exercise
  • Flavour your food with spices (not salt)

How many of these are you doing?

None | Aucune
0% (0 votes)
Some | Quelques-unes
48% (13 votes)
All | Toutes ces habitudes
52% (14 votes)
Total votes: 27

Children and youth mental health

Children and youth mental health
October 2016

Did you know that 10% to 20% of Canadian children and youth may develop a mental disorder? Mental illness touches everyone. Has a child or youth in your life been affected by mental illness?

Yes | Oui
70% (14 votes)
No | Non
15% (3 votes)
Not sure | Je ne sais pas
15% (3 votes)
Total votes: 20

Have a heart, call an ambulance

Have a heart, call an ambulance
September 2016

September 29 is World Heart Day 2016. Despite recommendations that all patients experiencing signs of heart attack should call an ambulance, 1 in 2 heart attack patients did not arrive at the hospital by ambulance.

If you were experiencing shortness of breath, sweating, nausea or light-headedness — common signs of a heart attack — would you call an ambulance?

Yes | Oui
28% (5 votes)
Maybe | Peut-être
56% (10 votes)
No | Non
17% (3 votes)
Total votes: 18

Talking about end-of-life care

Talking about end-of-life care
July 2016

About three-quarters (76%) of Canadian long-term care residents have a directive to not be resuscitated if they stop breathing or if their heart stops. Advance directives help individuals communicate their preferences for interventions and treatments when they are no longer able to make decisions for themselves. Have you had a discussion about this with your loved ones?

Yes | Oui
68% (13 votes)
I’m planning on it soon | Je prévois le faire bientôt
16% (3 votes)
No, and I don’t think I will | Non, et je ne pense pas le faire
16% (3 votes)
Total votes: 19

Playing it safe

Playing it safe
June 2016

Injuries that occur while cycling remain the top sports-related injuries. Many jurisdictions across Canada require children to wear helmets while cycling. Do you think adult cyclists should also be required to wear helmets? 

Yes | Oui
77% (23 votes)
Only in certain conditions (e.g., in traffic) | Seulement dans certaines circonstances (p. ex. dans la circulation)
7% (2 votes)
No, it should be a choice | Non, ça devrait être une question de choix
17% (5 votes)
Total votes: 30

In medicine, more is not always better

In medicine, more is not always better
May 2016

As much as 30% of health care in Canada is unnecessary, according to Choosing Wisely Canada, a campaign to help physicians and patients engage in conversations about unnecessary tests, treatments and procedures.

When you meet with a health professional, do you ask questions like these:

Do I really need this test, treatment or procedure? What are the downsides? Are there simpler, safer options? What happens if I do nothing?

Yes, all of these questions | Oui, je pose toutes ces questions.
48% (16 votes)
Yes, some of these questions | Oui, je pose certaines questions.
33% (11 votes)
No, I don’t ask any questions | Non, je ne pose pas de questions.
12% (4 votes)
I ask different questions | Je pose d’autres questions.
6% (2 votes)
Total votes: 33

Organ Replacement in Canada

Organ Replacement in Canada
April 2016

In 2014, a total of 2,356 organ transplant procedures were performed in Canada, approximately the same number as in 2013. And 278 Canadians died waiting for an organ transplant.

Are you registered to be an organ donor?

Yes | Oui
77% (37 votes)
Not sure, I have to check | Je ne sais pas; je dois vérifier
8% (4 votes)
Would like to be a donor | J'aimerais devenir un donneur
2% (1 vote)
No | Non
13% (6 votes)
Total votes: 48

Canadians see an increased role for pharmacists

Canadians see an increased role for pharmacists
March 2016

The majority of Canadians trust pharmacists to provide key health services such as vaccinations, medicines, management of chronic conditions, and advice on healthy lifestyle changes and common ailments like the cold or flu.

Do you consider your pharmacist to be part of your health care team?

Yes | Oui
67% (24 votes)
Sometimes | Parfois
17% (6 votes)
No | Non
17% (6 votes)
Total votes: 36

How the experiences of Canadian family doctors compare internationally

How the experiences of Canadian family doctors compare internationally
February 2016

CIHI recently released the Canadian results of an international survey of more than 11,000 primary care physicians. The results indicate that access to primary care has improved over time, with one-third more doctors in Canada able to provide same- or next-day access in 2015 than in 2009.

When you’re sick, how long do you wait to see your family doctor? 

I usually get a same - or next-day appointment | J’obtiens habituellement un rendez-vous le jour même ou le lendemain.
38% (14 votes)
I have to wait more than 1 day for an appointment | Je dois attendre plus d’une journée avant d’obtenir un rendez-vous.
38% (14 votes)
I cannot get in to see my doctor | Je ne parviens pas à voir mon médecin.
11% (4 votes)
I don’t have a family doctor | Je n’ai pas de médecin de famille.
14% (5 votes)
Total votes: 37

Your Health System

Your Health System
December 2015

Have you heard about our unique tool that allows you to view and compare data for Canadians on 45 indicators? 

Yes, and I regularly use the tool | Oui, je l’utilise régulièrement.
36% (8 votes)
I have heard about the tool but haven’t used it yet | J’en ai entendu parler, mais je ne l’ai pas encore utilisé.
27% (6 votes)
No, but I’m going to visit the tool soon | Non, mais je vais consulter le site bientôt.
36% (8 votes)
Total votes: 22

Holiday meals and food-related reactions go hand in hand

Holiday meals and food-related reactions go hand in hand
November 2015

More people go to the emergency department for allergic reactions (including anaphylaxis) in the summer and for food-related reactions in December. When planning holiday meals, do you take possible allergens into consideration?

Yes | Oui
52% (14 votes)
Sometimes I ask my guests beforehand | Je demande parfois à mes invités s’ils ont des allergies
22% (6 votes)
No | Non
26% (7 votes)
Total votes: 27

Are you partial to Facebook or is Twitter more your style?

Are you partial to Facebook or is Twitter more your style?
October 2015

Did you know that CIHI is on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Pinterest and YouTube? Which one do you use the most?

Twitter | Twitter
25% (13 votes)
Facebook | Facebook
55% (28 votes)
LinkedIn | LinkedIn
6% (3 votes)
Pinterest | Pinterest
0% (0 votes)
YouTube | YouTube
6% (3 votes)
None | Je n’utilise aucun de ces médias sociaux
8% (4 votes)
Total votes: 51

Proposed changes to nutrition labels to promote healthier food choices

Proposed changes to nutrition labels to promote healthier food choices
September 2015

Health Canada received feedback from more than 10,000 Canadians about proposed changes to food packaging labels that will offer consumers more information on the sugar content of packaged foods.

Will these new labels affect your eating habits?

Yes. I want to cut back my sugar intake | Oui. Je veux réduire ma consommation de sucre
65% (20 votes)
Maybe. I might think about which brands I buy | Peut-être. Je devrais faire plus attention aux marques que j’achète
23% (7 votes)
No. A change in labelling won’t change my sweet tooth | Non. Un nouvel étiquetage n’y changera rien
6% (2 votes)
What food label? | Quelle étiquette nutritionnelle?
6% (2 votes)
Total votes: 31

World Suicide Prevention Day

World Suicide Prevention Day
August 2015

September 10, 2015, is World Suicide Prevention Day. Every year, 3,900 Canadians die from suicide, according to the Mental Health Commission of Canada.

What are some ways to help people who may be vulnerable?

Ask them whether they are OK | Lui demander si tout va bien
2% (1 vote)
Listen to what they have to say in a non-judgmental way | L’écouter sans juger
4% (2 votes)
Let them know you care | Lui exprimer votre attachement
0% (0 votes)
All of the above | Toutes ces réponses
94% (47 votes)
Total votes: 50

Updates to Your Health System

Updates to Your Health System
June 2015

2 new safety indicators (on falls and pressure ulcers), along with other key indicators, are now available for more than 1,000 long-term care facilities in Your Health System. Will you use this tool to make decisions and ask questions about the quality of care in your area? 

Yes | Oui
58% (18 votes)
No | Non
13% (4 votes)
Not sure — but I’d like to learn more | Je ne suis pas sûr, mais j’aimerais en savoir plus
29% (9 votes)
Total votes: 31

Eating Disorders

Eating Disorders
February 2015

More girls and young women in Canada age 10 to 19 are being hospitalized for eating disorders.

What can we do to raise awareness about this growing mental health issue?

Talk about it | En parler
26% (33 votes)
Make resources available | Offrir davantage de ressources
3% (4 votes)
Dispel myths | Dissiper les mythes
6% (8 votes)
All of the above | Toutes ces réponses
64% (81 votes)
Total votes: 126