The Canadian Way 2.0: Accelerating Innovation and Improving Health System Performance, with Focus on Seniors’ Care and Mental Health
Building on the progress made since the release of this original consensus statement, The Canadian Way 2.0 evaluates the level of action taken by the federal government over the past two years and identifies key areas of opportunity that remain. HEAL is confident that the solutions and options proposed will stimulate a national discussion about the expectations of Canadians and the roles and responsibilities of the federal government with respect to the future of health and health care in Canada. The Canadian Way 2.0 continues to advance a compelling case for a return to the Canadian way—providing health care with compassion, consensus, and collaboration.
HEAL’s recommendations encourage collaboration between governments and providers, proposing measures and investments to improve overall system effectiveness and contribute to positioning Canada as a top performing country.
Ideal combination of better coverage for less cost is possible
OTTAWA, April 19, 2018 – HEAL – Organizations for Health Action – applauds the House of Commons Health Committee on the release of its long-awaited report on the feasibility of a national pharmacare program. After two years and nearly 100 expert witnesses, the report lays the groundwork for filling a longstanding gap in the Canadian healthcare system.
OTTAWA – March 5, 2018 – HEAL – Organizations for Health Action – and its members applaud Federal Minister of Finance Bill Morneau for his government’s latest budget, which sets an encouraging course for some areas of vital importance in national health policy. The document’s focus on mental health, combatting the opioids crisis and a new advisory panel on a possible pharmacare program are all encouraging, says the coalition’s members.