OTTAWA, April 18, 2013 /CNW/ - The Canadian Medical Association (CMA) will host a town hall in Calgary on April 23 as part of its National Dialogue on Health Care Transformation.
Launched earlier this year in Winnipeg, the Dialogue consists of a series of five public town halls across Canada focusing on the social factors that cause poor health - what are referred to as the social determinants of health. Canadians can also take part in the National Dialogue by going online at http://dialogue.healthcaretransformation.ca/en/
|Date:||Tuesday, April 23, 2013|
|Time:||7 p.m. - 9 p.m. MDT|
|Location:||Theater Junction Grand on 608 1st St SW, Calgary, AB|
|| Dr. Anna Reid, CMA President
Fred Phelps, Executive Director, Canadian Association of Social Workers
Dr. Stan Houston, Professor of Medicine &Public Health, University of Alberta, Director, Northern Alberta HIV Program
Dr. Evelyn Forget, Health Economist and Professor, University of Manitoba
Paul Wells, Political Editor, Maclean's
Ken MacQueen, Maclean's Vancouver Bureau Chief, Moderator
The goal is to look at ways that governments and stakeholders can address the health outcomes related to the social determinants of health and that physicians can better advocate for their patients.
Media interviews with CMA President Dr. Anna Reid can be arranged prior to the town hall by contacting Lucie Boileau at 613-447-0866 or [email protected].
SOURCE: Canadian Medical Association
For further information:
Lucie Boileau, Senior Advisor, Communications and Public Outreach Canadian Medical Association | [email protected]
Telephone: 613-731-8610 / 800-663-7336 ext. 1266 | Cell.: 613-447-0866