Media Advisory - Health Council of Canada to release report on chronic health conditions and experiences with care



    TORONTO, Dec. 12 /CNW/ -

    
    WHAT:   The Health Council of Canada will release a report entitled Why
            Health Care Renewal Matters: Learning from Canadians with Chronic
            Health Conditions. More than nine million Canadians suffer from
            one or more chronic health conditions such as diabetes, cancer,
            high blood pressure, heart disease, arthritis, and mood
            disorders.

            In this report, we turn to Canadians living with chronic health
            conditions to learn from them about their experiences with care,
            and demonstrate why health care renewal matters to individuals
            whose health and well-being are at stake. Collectively, we bear
            the significant, and growing, health care and economic burden of
            our failure to prevent chronic conditions and to provide high
            quality chronic illness care.

            This report is the second in a series in which the Health Council
            examines whether Canada's health care system is meeting the needs
            of people with chronic health conditions and how changes to care
            can improve health outcomes.

    WHO:    Dr. Ian Bowmer, Vice Chair, Health Council of Canada
            Gordon Hogg, Minister of State for ActNow BC

    WHERE:  The Garratt Wellness Centre
            7504 Chelsea Place
            Richmond, BC

    WHEN:   Thursday, Dec. 13, 2007 (all times PST)
            10 a.m.     Speakers highlight key findings of report
            10:45 a.m.  Floor opens for questions
            11 a.m.     Opportunity for one-on-one media interviews

    On the day of the release, copies of the report will be made available at
the event or can be downloaded at www.healthcouncilcanada.ca at 10 a.m.
    For broadcast media, b-roll will also be available via the coordinates
below:

    Dec. 13, 1 - 1:30 p.m. ET.
    Anik F2 C
    Transponder 7B
    Audio subcarrier 6.2 and 6.8
    Downlink frequency 3980 vertical


                                 Background
                                 ----------

    The Health Council of Canada, created by the 2003 First Ministers' Accord
on Health Care Renewal 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: Marta Marychuk, Health Council of Canada, Phone
(416) 480-7085, Cell (416) 428-8423, mmarychuk@healthcouncilcanada.ca; Nazia
Khan, Temple Scott Associates, Phone (416) 360-6183, ext. 229, nazia@tsa.ca

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