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HEAL is pleased to offer this pre-budget brief and will be addressing the following theme laid out by the Standing Committee on Finance: “Supporting families and helping vulnerable Canadians by focusing on health, education and training.”

  1. Explore the concept of a Demographic Top-Up Transfer; this is based on the assumption that it is reasonable for the federal government to provide a stable proportion of funding that stands at no less than 25% of total provincial and territorial spending on health services
  2. Establish a National Health Innovation Fund targeted in three priority areas: primary health care; mental health and addictions; health human resources
  3. Develop a national strategy based on the adoption of a common set of national health system performance indicators that cover the full continuum of care


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