TORONTO, March 4 /CNW/ - The Health Council of Canada will release a
report on health outcomes on March 5 entitled Why Health Care Renewal Matters:
Lessons from Diabetes. The report will be released in London, Ontario and the
event will be webcast live at www.healthcouncilcanada.ca.
The report examines the way chronic health conditions - specifically
diabetes - are diagnosed, managed and treated in this country and explores
changes in lifestyle and care that can have profound, practical and positive
effects on the health and quality of life of Canadians with chronic health
conditions. One in three Canadian adults has a chronic health condition and
one in 20 has diabetes.
Through a synthesis of data and research evidence from Canada and abroad,
the report sheds light on why renewal matters in very human terms.
The report, the first in a series on health outcomes, will be released at
the London InterCommunity Health Centre. Dr. Ian Bowmer, Vice Chair of the
Health Council of Canada and Dr. Stanley Vollant, Councillor, Health Council
of Canada will present the report. Michelle Hurtubise, Executive Director of
the London InterCommunity Health Centre and one of the centre's clients will
also be on hand to comment.
WHAT: Health Council of Canada releases inaugural health outcomes
report, Why Healthcare Renewal Matters: Lessons from Diabetes
WHO: Dr. Ian Bowmer, Vice Chair, Health Council of Canada
Dr. Stanley Vollant, Councillor, Health Council of Canada
Michelle Hurtubise, Executive Director, London InterCommunity
WHERE: London InterCommunity Health Centre
659 Dundas Street East
The report release will also be simultaneously webcast on the
Council's site, www.healthcouncilcanada.ca. For media to
participate, dial 1-800 732 0232 or 416 644 3420 at least 10
minutes prior to 10:00 a.m. ET.
WHEN: Monday, March 5, 2007 (all times EST)
10:00 am Speakers highlight key findings of report
10:45 am Floor opens for questions
11:00 am Opportunity for one-on-one media interviews
On the day of the release, copies of the report will be made available at
the event and can also be downloaded at www.healthcouncilcanada.ca at 10 a.m.
For broadcast media, b-roll will also be available via the coordinates
DATE OF FEED: Monday March 5th
TIME OF FEED: 10:00 am - 10:30 am and 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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The Health Council of Canada, created by the 2003 First Ministers' Accord
on Health Care Renewal following the recommendations of the Romanow and Kirby
reports, is mandated to monitor and report on the progress of health care
renewal in Canada. The 26 Councillors were appointed by the participating
provinces, territories, and the Government of Canada and have expertise and
broad experience in community care, Aboriginal health, nursing, health
education and administration, finance, medicine and pharmacy.
For further information:
For further information: on the Health Council of Canada, contact: Paul
Cantin, Media Relations, W: (416) 480-7085, C: (416) 526-1593,
firstname.lastname@example.org; Nazia Khan, Media Relations, W: (416) 360-6183
ext. 229, Nazia@tsa.ca