The implementation of Medicare in the 1960s required a major investment in capacity-building to train health professionals. The Heath Resources Fund Act – introduced by the federal government in 1966 played a key role in enabling a significant expansion in training capacity across the provinces for a range of health practitioners. Over forty years later, with the challenges associated with an aging workforce and a higher volume and complexity of population health needs, the Health Action Lobby (HEAL) believes that bold action is once again required.
Investing in our Most Important Health System Assets - People… A Proposal to Establish A National Health Human Resources Infrastructure Fund: A Pre-Budget Submission to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance
- Written by HEAL