Canadian Foundation for Healthcare Improvement Responds to Budget 2016

A statement from Maureen O'Neil, O.C., President of CFHI

OTTAWA, March 22, 2016 /CNW/ - The Canadian Foundation for Healthcare Improvement applauds the health commitments in Budget 2016. This budget will strengthen Canada's healthcare system.

New federal funding of $39 million over three years for CFHI is an investment in healthcare innovation that will improve care for patients and the health of Canadians, while providing better value for healthcare spending. This stable funding will ensure that CFHI can continue to identify and spread innovative solutions to pressing healthcare challenges, including providing better care for seniors and Canadians with chronic diseases.

I would like to thank Health Minister Jane Philpott and all Parliamentarians for their continued support of patient-focused healthcare innovation. CFHI is supporting pan-Canadian collaboration on healthcare innovation. Recent initiatives have improved care for long-term care residents with dementia and for Canadians living with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

The Government of Canada intends to negotiate a new multi-year health accord that addresses priority areas such as improving access to home care. CFHI is committed to helping governments advance this work and to supporting innovation in healthcare delivery.

CFHI also welcomes the unprecedented investments in Indigenous peoples. This is the era of Indigenous reconciliation and the time for real partnership with Indigenous peoples to support their wellbeing. It is also a time to learn from our Indigenous neighbours, recognize their strengths and contributions to our shared country. CFHI is ready to do our part: we offer training and supports to health and mental health organizations on cultural competence and partner with Indigenous communities and peoples to close the gap in health outcomes.

About CFHI
The Canadian Foundation for Healthcare Improvement identifies proven innovations and accelerates their spread across Canada, improving patient care, the health of Canadians and value-for-money. These innovations could save provincial-territorial healthcare budgets over $1 billion per year. CFHI is a not-for-profit organization funded by Health Canada. Visit for more information.

The views expressed herein do not necessarily represent the views of Health Canada.


SOURCE Canadian Foundation for Healthcare Improvement

For further information: For more information, or to arrange media interviews, please contact: Joel Baglole, Senior Communications Specialist, Canadian Foundation for Healthcare Improvement, C: 613-797-6481, E:


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