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HEAL Releases Report

OTTAWA, March 31, 2014 – With the end of the 2004 Health Accord, HEAL has released a report "Reframing the Federal Role in Health & Health Care " that considers the following three policy questions:

1. What is the appropriate role of the federal government in Canada's decentralized health care system?
2. What is the best way to reform health care delivery for Canadians, given the interdependence of our health care systems?
3. How should we align accountability and authority for health and health care renewal?

The report, completed in 2013, identifies 10 key findings, and is supported by two Appendices which include a literature review and environmental scan, and a synthesis of key informant interviews.

The report also builds on the previous report "Functional Federalism and the Future of Medicare" that was released by HEAL in 2012.

The reports have informed HEAL's work over the past 9 months, and will lead to recommendations on the role of the federal government in health and health care later this year.