Steven Lewis, President of Access Consulting speaks on the future of the Canada Health Act. Join the discussion moderated by Professor Martha Jackman. University of Ottawa, Faculty of Law, Fauteux Hall Room 302.
One of the biggest threats to quality of life and health in aging is the loss of cognitive abilities and functional autonomy that are associated with dementia, including Alzheimer’s disease.
Our healthcare system remains focused on acute – emergency — care and the “therapeutic imperative” to fix everything we can fix when a patient is ill. But when someone is approaching the end of life, this approach may no longer be what the patient and their families need or want most.
Certain segments of society encounter persistent disadvantages and lack of opportunity across the country. This can affect everything from health outcomes of individuals and entire communities to social cohesion. It can also impact the economic growth of the country and the social mobility of Canadians.
We have built a sickness care system rather than a health system This convocation speech was delivered to graduating MDs at the University of Manitoba on the receipt of an honorary doctorate on May 14, 2015. André Picard is a health reporter and columnist at The Globe and Mail, where he has been a staff […]
One in 200 Canadians is detained or incarcerated in jail or prison every year, yet their access to health care is a far cry from the services offered in Canadian communities. Dr. Ruth Martin and Dr. Fiona Kouyoumdjian explain how incarceration ー even for short time spans ー can be a time to improve an inmate’s health and reduce […]
National Medicare Week has just passed, buoyed with optimism as a fresh-faced government takes the reins in Ottawa — elected partly on a promise of renewed federal leadership on health care. Yet these “sunny ways” are overcast by recent developments at the provincial level that entrench and legitimize two-tier care. Saskatchewan has just enacted a licensing […]
Practiques d’accèss et modes et circulations The Research Chair Pocosa/Policies, Knowledge and Health hosted a round-table discussion in Montreal on November 26, 2015 about the use of administrative data in the health care sector. Health data is still largely under-exploited by researchers and civil society. How can these databases be used to better analyze and reform the health care system […]
Can a question asked in a doctor’s office contribute to ending poverty for patients and their families? This is what we asked ourselves 10 years ago, as we set out to convince health providers to tackle poverty.
A version of this podcast appeared in Policy Options and Charity Village Being published in the mainstream media is a great way for non-profit organizations to educate the public and to influence politicians and policy makers. But it’s not always easy to grab the attention of journalists. Ed Walz, Vice President for First Focus Campaign for […]