The easy-to-use-at-home colorectal cancer screening test kit has improved cancer screening rates and is leading to earlier detection and treatment for Islanders diagnosed with colorectal cancer.
The province is updating food safety regulations and increasing the ability of the Chief Public Health Office to enforce them. The new rules to ensure food is properly stored, handled and served will be phased in this fall. Meanwhile, Feedback on draft regulations is welcome until April 15 at email@example.com.
The provincial formulary will now include Denosumab (Prolia) to treat osteoporosis and Apixaban (Eliquis) for Islanders at risk of stroke.
Islanders needing transplant services will get help sooner. A manager for a provincial organ and tissue donation and transplantation (OTDT) program and a renal clinic transplant registered nurse for patients preparing for kidney transplant will improve services.
The 2012-13 School Health Action Planning and Evaluation System (SHAPES-PEI) Provincial Student Health Profile gathers information from students in grades 5 through 12 about healthy eating, physical activity, mental fitness, and bullying.