OTTAWA, May 2, 2013 /CNW/ - The Canadian Medical Association (CMA), in collaboration with the Québec Medical Association, L'actualité magazine and the Cable Public Affairs Channel CPAC, will host a town hall in Montreal on May 8, 2013, 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. It is an opportunity for Canadians to share their perspectives on how income, childhood development, housing, food security, etc. affect their health and that of their communities.
|Date:||Wednesday, May 8, 2013|
|Time:||7 p.m. - 9 p.m.|
|Location:||Le Gesù Theatre, 1200 De Bleury St., Montreal|
|| Dr. Gilles Julien, social pediatrician
Hélène Bohémier, Office municipal d'habitation de Montréal
Dr. Marie-France Raynault, Professor and Head of Public Health at the CHUM (Centre hospitalier de l'Université de Montréal)
Dominique Forget, health reporter, L'actualité
Dr. Laurent Marcoux, president, Québec Medical Association
Daniel Lessard, moderator
The goal of these consultations is to find ways for governments and stakeholders to improve health outcomes through addressing the social determinants of health. Later this spring, the CMA will publish a report on what Canadians said.
Canadians can take part in the National Dialogue by going online at http://dialogue.healthcaretransformation.ca/en/
SOURCE: Canadian Medical Association
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