TORONTO, June 4 /CNW/ - Canada's future healthcare professionals, the New
Health Professionals Network (NHPN), will present the Fifth Annual Tommy
Douglas Awards in conjunction with the Association of Ontario Health Centres'
conference on "Poverty and Health".
The Tommy Douglas Celebration of Medicare Awards are given to innovative
projects across Canada that demonstrate excellence in the public healthcare
system, with the approval of the Douglas family.
The NHPN was formed in 2004 to represent health professionals training in
nursing, social work, medicine, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, and
There are winners in three categories this year; the 2009 Tommy Douglas
Celebration of Medicare Awards are:
For Disease Management:
Chronic Disease Prevention Initiative; Winnipeg, Manitoba
For Community-based Care:
Primary Health Bus; Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
For Primary Care:
West Winds Primary Health Centre; Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
For further information:
For further information: Rhonda Trowell: (416) 597-3631,