Media Advisory - Health Council of Canada releases inaugural Health Outcomes Report on March 5th in London, Ontario

    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
    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
            Health Centre

    WHERE:  London InterCommunity Health Centre
            659 Dundas Street East
            London ON
            The report release will also be simultaneously webcast on the
            Council's site, 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 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,; Nazia Khan, Media Relations, W: (416) 360-6183
ext. 229,

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