Health Council of Canada and Commissaire à la santé et au bien-être du Québec hold first-ever joint meeting
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 information on how to improve public reporting within their respective mandates.
At the session, the Commissaire à la santé et au bien-être du Québec will discuss its role within the Quebec's health care system, its work in measuring health system performance, and its influence on the overall direction of health and social services in the province.
For its part, the Health Council will highlight key reporting lines from its body of work, including: the Aboriginal Health series; annual Canadian Health Care Matters bulletins that focus on Commonwealth Fund surveys in which both the Council and Quebec participate; and major projects around innovation and innovative practices.
"We welcome this opportunity to meet with and learn firsthand from our Quebec colleagues," says Dr. Jack Kitts, Chair of the Health Council of Canada. "There is a lot of good work in health care within the province. In our reporting, we continue to highlight innovative practices within Quebec that the rest of the country can emulate and possibly adapt for their respective jurisdictions."
"There are synergies between the work of the Commissaire and the Health Council," says Dr. Robert Salois, Commissaire à la santé et au bien-être du Québec. "We look forward to continuing to work on areas of mutual interest such as the Commonwealth Fund surveys."
Health Council of Canada Councillors meet on a quarterly basis to discuss Health Council work and ongoing business. Council meetings are held in various locations across Canada. Representatives of the Health Council of Canada and the Commissaire à la santé et au bien-être du Québec are available for interview in Quebec City on September 24.
About the Health Council of Canada
Created by the 2003 First Ministers' Accord on Health Care Renewal, the Health Council of Canada is an independent national agency that reports on the progress of health care renewal. The Council provides a system-wide perspective on health care reform in Canada, and disseminates information on leading practices and innovation across the country. The Councillors are appointed by the provincial and territorial governments and the Government of Canada, except for Quebec which has its own agency, the Commissaire à la santé et au bien-être du Québec.
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