TORONTO, Dec. 10 /CNW/ -
WHAT: The Health Council of Canada will release a report entitled Why
Health Care Renewal Matters: Learning from Canadians with
Chronic Health Conditions. More than nine million Canadians
suffer from one or more chronic health conditions such as
diabetes, cancer, high blood pressure, heart disease, arthritis,
and mood disorders.
In this report, we turn to Canadians living with chronic health
conditions to learn from them about their experiences with care,
and demonstrate why health care renewal matters to individuals
whose health and well-being are at stake. Collectively, we bear
the significant, and growing, health care and economic burden of
our failure to prevent chronic conditions and to provide high
quality chronic illness care.
This report is the second in a series in which the Health
Council examines whether Canada's health care system is meeting
the needs of people with chronic health conditions and how
changes to care can improve health outcomes.
WHO: Dr. Ian Bowmer, Vice Chair, Health Council of Canada
Dr. Stanley Vollant, Councillor, Health Council of Canada
Gordon Hogg, Minister of State for ActNow BC
WHERE: The Garratt Wellness Centre
7504 Chelsea Place
WHEN: Thursday, Dec. 13, 2007 (all times PST)
10 a.m. Speakers highlight key findings of report
10:45 a.m. Floor opens for questions
11 a.m. Opportunity for one-on-one media interviews
On the day of the release, copies of the report will be made available at
the event or can be downloaded at www.healthcouncilcanada.ca at 10 a.m.
For broadcast media, b-roll will also be available via the coordinates
Dec. 13, 1 - 1:30 p.m. ET.
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The Health Council of Canada, created by the 2003 First Ministers' Accord
on Health Care Renewal 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: Marta Marychuk, Health Council of Canada, Phone
(416) 480-7085, Cell (416) 428-8423, firstname.lastname@example.org; Nazia
Khan, Temple Scott Associates, Phone (416) 360-6183, ext. 229, email@example.com