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2013-05-23 08:27:32

The Health Council of Canada releases annual report on health care renewal SASKATOON, SK, May 23, 2013 /CNW/ - Today, the Health Council of Canada releases Progress Report 2013: Health care renewal in Canada, highlighting the progress achieved by governments in five key areas: wait times, primary health care and electronic health records, pharmaceuticals management, disease prevention/health promotion and Aboriginal health. The report finds that, overall, efforts at reform are...

2013-03-25 08:26:33

The Health Council releases newest report on quality improvement in Canada TORONTO, March 25, 2013 /CNW/ - The Health Council of Canada's newest report on quality improvement, Which way to quality? Key perspectives on quality improvement in Canadian health care systems, calls for the establishment of common and measureable goals to achieve quality improvement in Canada's health care systems. While many Canadians believe we have one of the best health care systems in the world,...

2013-02-14 12:24:56

EDMONTON, Feb. 14, 2013 /CNW/ - The Health Council of Canada welcomes Dr. Cy Frank as its newest Councillor, appointed by the province of Alberta. Dr. Cy Frank is currently Professor in the Section of Orthopaedics, Department of Surgery, University of Calgary, Alberta Health Services, Calgary; the McCaig Professor of Joint Injury and Arthritis Research; Executive Director of the provincial Alberta Bone and Joint Health Institute; and VP, Research Strategy, Alberta Health Services....

2013-01-21 08:24:51

Health Council of Canada releases 2012 Commonwealth Fund International Health Policy Survey results TORONTO, Jan. 21, 2013 /CNW/ - Today, the Health Council of Canada released results from the 2012 Commonwealth Fund International Health Policy Survey. As part of our Health Care Matters Series, How do Canadian primary care physicians rate the health system? examines physicians' perspectives on the performance of the health care system. The survey results show wide variation in how...

2012-12-11 08:28:29

Mistrust and racism are cited in a new report as barriers to Aboriginal people using health care services in urban centres WINNIPEG, Dec. 11, 2012 /CNW/ - Today the Health Council of Canada releases Empathy, dignity, and respect: Creating cultural safety for Aboriginal people in urban health care, a report that highlights some of the reasons why many Aboriginal people are not seeking care in mainstream health care settings and describes key practices that are working towards positive...

2012-11-07 08:27:53

OTTAWA, Nov. 7, 2012 /CNW/ - Today the Health Council of Canada is appearing before the Standing Senate Committee on Social Affairs, Science and Technology to make recommendations on the post-approval monitoring of prescription pharmaceuticals in Canada. Health Council representatives include Dr. Ingrid Sketris, Councillor and pharmacist, and John G. Abbott, CEO. "We're pleased to see the Senate Committee tackle this important issue" said Abbott. "We hope our input can contribute...

2012-09-21 02:23:49

Councillors and Quebec's Commissaire meet to exchange ideas on public reporting of health reform on September 24 QUEBEC CITY, Sept. 21, 2012 /CNW/ - The Health Council of Canada and the Commissaire à la santé et au bien-être du Québec will convene for a joint meeting on September 24 in Quebec City. This collaboration is part of an ongoing relationship between the Health Council and the Commissaire, in an effort to exchange ideas and...

2012-06-04 02:25:51

Progress Report focuses on innovative practices that are achieving results TORONTO, June 4, 2012 /CNW/ - Today, the Health Council of Canada releases Progress Report 2012: Health care renewal in Canada, highlighting the progress achieved by governments to date in five key areas: home and community care, health human resources, telehealth, access to care in the North, and comparable health indicators since the 2003 health accord was signed. The report finds that, overall, provinces...

2012-05-15 02:29:07

Health Council of Canada releases report on self-management support for Canadians with chronic conditions TORONTO, May 15, 2012 /CNW/ - Today the Health Council of Canada released Self-management support for Canadians with chronic health conditions: A focus for primary health care. The report explores how self-management support can improve patient outcomes and calls for health systems across Canada to provide self-management supports in a more systematic way. It profiles a range of...

2012-04-16 02:28:10

The Health Council of Canada releases a new report on home care in Canada TORONTO, April 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ - Today, the Health Council of Canada released Seniors in need, caregivers in distress: What are the home care priorities for seniors in Canada?  The report provides the first cross Canada snapshot on the needs of home care clients and their caregivers. The report looked at data from five regions including Nova Scotia, Ontario, Manitoba, British Columbia and Yukon...