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.
HEAL (Organizations for Health Action) is a coalition of 40 national health and consumer associations and organizations dedicated to protecting and strengthening Canada's health care system. It represents more than 650,000 providers and consumers of health care.
HEAL addresses its 2018 pre-budget submission to the first of the federal government’s questions to Canadians:
What federal measures would help Canadians to be more productive? For example, what education and training, health, housing and labour market participation and mobility measures would help Canadians to be as productive as possible in their workplaces and their communities?
Rencontre des premiers ministres : Une occasion de discuter de l’avenir des soins de santé au Canada
20 juillet 2016 : Aujourd’hui, les treize premiers ministres du Canada se rencontrent à Whitehorse (Yukon) pour la rencontre du Conseil de la Fédération. Le groupe d’intervention action santé (GIAS), coalition canadienne composée de 41 organismes de la santé, a fait parvenir une lettre aux premiers ministres pour leur demander de prioriser les soins de santé. Le GIAS a aussi envoyé une copie de leur déclaration Le modèle canadien : Accélérer l’innovation et améliorer le rendement du système de santé.
July 20, 2016 – Today, the thirteen premiers of Canada convene in Whitehorse for the meeting of the Council of the Federations. HEAL, which is a national coalition of 41 national health organizations, sent a letter to the premiers urging them to treat healthcare as a priority issue on their agenda. HEAL also sent a copy of their collaborative paper entitled The Canadian Way, which is a consensus on healthcare policy that has been reached by their 41 members on the direction in which healthcare policy needs to take in Canada.