Cancer screening reduces the environmental emissions of health care

Cancer screening improves health through disease prevention/early detection and less intensive treatments. This also combats climate change by decreasing the intensity of care required and therefore reduces the carbon footprint of health care.  Cancer screening is high quality low carbon care.  

Canadian health care emissions of CO2 and its equivalents contribute almost 5% of Canada’s total emissions (references

Watch this recording of a recent webinar by Dr. Meghan Davis and the Hamilton Family Health Team’s Green Initiative to learn more.

This webinar recording is for the whole team including QI specialists, Regional Cancer Programs, OHTs, Admin, RNs, RPNs, NPs, PAs and MDs. Learn practical tools to enable cancer screening in both the clinical setting and for QI projects including:

    • How is cancer screening good for our patients and the environment?
    • How to access a cancer screening dashboard for teams and individual practices
    • How to find patients who were lost to follow-up after screening positive
    • FIT: A new digital patient communication pathway for ordering FIT
    • Managing colonoscopy results
    • Pap tests: pathway for allied health care training, updated guidelines
    • Mammograms after Covid vaccine
    • Videos for your waiting room 
    • Suggested new metrics for GI goal setting

Let’s all stay healthy!

Dr. Meghan Davis, B. Eng. MD FCFP

Primary Care Lead, HNHB Regional Cancer program