Media Advisory - New report by The Change Foundation puts human face on navigating Ontario health system

    - Some Ontarians confused and frustrated by delays, redundancies and poor
    communication -

    Photo, Video, satellite and interview opportunities are available.

    TORONTO, June 9 /CNW/ - The Change Foundation will release a new report,
Who is the Puzzle maker? Patient/Caregiver Perspectives on Navigating Health
Services in Ontario, this Thursday, June 12. The report draws on several
sources including 10 Ontario focus groups this spring in Toronto, Ottawa,
Kingston, Sudbury and Ingersoll and results from a general population survey
and research on public expectation and patient experience of health
    The report and related materials are available for download on June 12 at
8:30 am at Video, photos and live satellite feed
available through CNW, Activate-On-Demand page at 10:00 AM EDT - 10:30 AM EDT
on June 12 at link:

    Live Satellite Coordinates:
    DATE OF FEED:               Thursday June 12, 2008
    TIME OF FEED:               10:00 AM EDT - 10:30 AM EDT
    CO-ORDINATES:               Anik F2 C, Transponder 3B
    Audio subcarrier 6.2 and 6.8
    Downlink frequency 3820 vertical

    Media are also invited to The Change Foundation's Toronto annual general
meeting for a formal presentation on the report's findings at 4:00 pm on
June 12. Details:

    What?  Release of The Change Foundation's first report on health
    integration - Who is the Puzzle maker? Patient/Caregiver Perspectives on
    Navigating Health Services in Ontario. The Foundation's AGM event will
    open with a compelling video montage featuring the voices and views of
    patients and caregivers. A panel discussion follows, featuring The Change
    Foundation Chair Gail Donner, President and CEO Cathy Fooks, South East
    LHIN CEO Paul Huras, and Central CCAC Executive Director Cathy Szabo. Q
    and A to follow.

    Who?   The Change Foundation is a health policy think tank that generates
    research, analysis and informed public discussion on key and emerging
    health system issues, starting with the integration of health services in
    communities across Ontario.

    When?  Thursday, June 12, 4:00 - 6:30 pm

    Where? MaRS Centre, 101 College Street, Toronto , AGM - Auditorium B & C
    (reception to follow)

For further information:

For further information: or to arrange an interview: Anila Sunnak, The
Change Foundation, (416) 205-1325, cell: (647) 242-6772,

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