HEAL News Releases

HEAL has released a number of News Releases commenting on a number of public policy issues from a health pespective. Should you wish for HEAL to comment on an issue, please contact the HEAL Co-Chairs.

Ottawa, Ontario (SEPTEMBER 22, 2015) –Canada’s Organizations for Health Action (HEAL) reminds federal leaders that Canadians want government to make the challenges facing our health-care system a priority. Public opinion research consistently reveals that Canadians care deeply about finding the sustainable and cost-effective options that will enhance our national health. And healthy Canadians make for a healthy and competitive economy. Yet, to date, policy debates associated with the 2015 federal election have rarely focused on health care.

Ottawa, Ontario (22 septembre 2015) – Le Groupe d’intervention action santé (GIAS) rappelle aux dirigeants fédéraux que les Canadiens attendent du gouvernement qu’il accorde la priorité aux défis auxquels est confronté notre système de soins de santé. Les recherches sur l’opinion publique montrent systématiquement que, pour les Canadiens, il est essentiel de trouver des solutions rentables et durables au chapitre des soins de santé, qui seront à même d’améliorer la santé de tous. Et des Canadiens en santé, cela signifie une économie saine et concurrentielle. Pourtant, jusqu’à présent, les débats politiques ayant cours dans le cadre de la présente campagne électorale fédérale se sont peu intéressés aux soins de santé.

Ottawa, ON, (Tuesday, December 2, 2014) – Thirty-nine national health-care organizations that comprise the Health Action Lobby (HEAL) issued a consensus statement today calling for the federal government to embrace the Canadian Way of addressing national health issues through compassion, consensus, and collaboration.

Ottawa, ON (le mardi 2 décembre 2014) – Trente-neuf associations nationales de la santé membres du Groupe d’intervention action santé (GIAS) ont rendu publique aujourd’hui une déclaration de consensus exhortant le gouvernement fédéral à relever les défis en matière de santé en suivant le Modèle canadien fondé sur la compassion, le consensus et la collaboration.

Ottawa, ON, (Monday, August 25, 2014) – The Health Action Lobby (HEAL) calls on the Council of the Federation to renew its multi-year commitment to accelerate the pace of health care transformation through the work led by the Health Care Innovation Working Group (HCIWG).

Niagara-on-the-Lake, July 24, 2013 — The national organizations representing the majority of Canada’s health-care providers — the Canadian Nurses Association (CNA), the Canadian Medical Association (CMA) and the Health Action Lobby (HEAL) — recognize the pan-Canadian collaborative efforts of the health-care innovation working group (HCIWG). Continued progress will require multi-year commitment and plan from providers and governments together.