The New Health Professionals Network's Third Annual Tommy Douglas Celebration of Medicare Awards to be presented today



    TORONTO, June 8 /CNW/ - Canada's future healthcare professionals, the
New Health Professionals Network, will present the Third Annual Tommy Douglas
Awards in conjunction with the Association of Ontario Health Centres' and the
Canadian Alliance of Community Health Centre Association's conference on
"Completing the Vision; the Second Stage of Medicare".
    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 received a long list of nominations from across the Country. We
congratulate all of the Award recipients for representing the
interdisciplinary advances needed to strengthen Medicare," said Dr. Kris
Lehnhardt, NHPN Co-Chair.
    The NHPN (www.futurefaceofmedicare.ca) was formed in 2004 to represent
health professionals training in nursing, pharmacy, social work, medicine,
physiotherapy, occupational therapy, and chiropractics. NHPN membership is
currently over 20,000 strong.
    There are winners in three categories this year; the 2007 Tommy Douglas
Celebration of Medicare Awards are:

    
    For General Disease Management:

       Innovation in Chronic Disease Management, Health Wellness Team,
          North Hamilton Community Health Centre; Hamilton, Ontario

    For Primary Care:

         SWITCH, Student Wellness Initiative Toward Community Health;
                           Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

    For Mental Health:

     Gateway Community Health Centre, Mental Health Inter-disciplinary Team;
                               Tweed, Ontario
    




For further information:

For further information: Rhonda Trowell: (416) 979-1182 or (416)
523-7023, www.futurefaceofmedicare.ca

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