Supporting Optimal Screening Approaches in Canada

Screening the public for various health-related conditions is an important component of health systems across Canada. While well-established screening approaches are available for various diseases such as some types of cancers or genetic conditions, there is growing awareness of the need for a more coordinated approach to screening policy, programs and practice within and across Canadian provinces and territories. The evidence brief and stakeholder dialogue that are part of this project will marshal the best available evidence on challenges related to screening, focus attention on the governance, financial and delivery of screening services, and prompt consideration of what citizens want and what is recommended or deemed appropriate by providers and policymakers. (Dialogue held October 17, 2013)