Six Big Ideas to Improve Health Care for All Canadians
Canada’s health care system was built on a promise we can all be proud of: the promise of access to services based on need, rather than the ability to pay. We can continue to be proud of that promise, but to deliver on it, health care needs to be improved. Dr. Danielle Martin will walk us through ways of doing just that; Supporting relationship-based primary health care for all Canadians and scaling up successful innovations across the country are two ways we can get there. But to truly make progress on important issues like these, we need to hear the voices of more Canadians as they identify priorities and become involved in discussions that will shape the future.
About Dr. Danielle Martin
Danielle Martin is a family physician and Associate Professor in the Department of Family and Community Medicine, the Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation and School of Public Policy & Governance at the University of Toronto. She practices in the Family Practice Health Centre at Women’s College Hospital (WCH) where she is the Vice-President Medical Affairs & Health System Solutions. Danielle is also the Author of national bestselling book Better Now: 6 Big Ideas to Improve the Health of all Canadians.
As a practicing doctor, a hospital administrator, and a policy expert, Danielle offers a unique perspective on health system change. She appears regularly as a medical contributor on CBC television, is a columnist for Châtelaine Magazine and an in-demand speaker on a variety of health and health care topics nationally. In 2017, she was named on Toronto Life’s Top 50 Influentials list. For more information about her book and her vision for equity and health system change, visit: www.6bigideas.ca.
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